A rather risque fashion choice for the beach

by Instant Noodle

THE “Uglies” worn by the young ladies at Ramsgate, are of a larger size than ever this year. They are so large that it is almost impossible for the young beauty that is shut up inside to see anything without taking her bonnet off. It is said that certain modest mammas have organised this monstrous fashion purposely, in order to prevent their daughters seeing the strange sights that not unfrequently take place on the beach of a morning whilst the bathing machines are out.

(Text 11th August, 1855)