Samantha's Bathing Costume was introduced in 1997 to Samantha's Collection as a limited edition outfit. It was announced it would be officially retired in December 1997 or until supplies lasted, which occurred well into 1999. In 2005, it was rereleased as Samantha’s 1904 Bathing Dress, and finally retired in 2007(?).
Limited Edition Version
The retail cost was $28.
The second release in 2005, Samantha’s 1904 Bathing Dress, had a retail cost of $24. It was complemented by Samantha's Beach Umbrella. A later version before retirement did not include the life preserver, bucket, or trowel.