- Feb 25, 2021
Ironically all the western nations had enforced women to cover up at the beach around the 18/19th century, women back then were required to wear full sleeved ankle length gowns as beach wear to maintain modesty and minimize indecency. Heck men also had to wear tops when swimming.
In Victorian Britain and her colonies yes. Not in most of Europe and Russia where a slow cover up is now taking place after centuries of being naked at the beach, public pools and in parks. Berlin's Tiergarten (Where the SA Embassy is and opposite their Reichstag - parliament) still has entire families from toddler to gran having a barbecue nude.