You know the story: your long awaited holiday is fast approaching and it’s time to start deciding on what to take. You begin the task by dragging every item of clothing you own out onto the bed, and start to select your holiday wardrobe. Bikinis, shorts, that pretty sundress you’ve bought specifically, a world away from the usual clothes you’d probably wear at home.
We’ve looked back over the Thomas Cook archives and found the holiday wardrobe in days gone by was a far cry from the freedom we have now. Back in the 1800s for example, a holiday to visit the pyramids involved wearing clothes that were the same, if not incredibly, similar to what you’d wear at home. Nowadays we have the freedom to dress much more for the destination, with a wider variety of fabrics and cuts available to everyone, rather than just the elite.
Jump forward to the holiday wardrobe of the future and fashionista Natasha Daniels predicts something a bit different. Take a look at our infographic to see just how our holiday fashions have changed over the decades, and the holiday essentials you may well be buying for holidays to come.