Walked past a shop here in Biarritz that was only selling white (female) fashion. Thought to myself it was a tad one dimensional. Then again, why not? With a bit of a tan everyone looks good in white. Even though it’s certainly not the most practical colour.
The beach and white combo was appreciated a long time ago. This photo was taken some time in the late 19th century in Biarritz. By then rich people had adopted white as their favourite leisure colour. White is high-maintenance, separating the wealthy from “lesser” people who had no time/money for non-practical.
Against that background and judging by the standard of clothing, it’s reasonable to presume that this mother and daughter enjoying (?) a day on the Grand Plage in Biarritz are well-to-do people.
Source: Musée Historique de Biarritz.