Women and Bicycles – Fashion for the Active Woman, 1894 Style

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Women and Bicycles - Fashion for the Active Woman, 1894 Style women bike bicycle

Fashion for Active Woman, Style Adapted Jone Lewis a public illustration. Today’s “lady cyclist” likely wearing skin-tight bicycle Consider the of 1894 their persistence finding some to enjoy new contraption, bicycle. “What we wear?” a query from every of woman’s for upon occasion we be suitably to enjoy peculiar benefits. is especially for such as bicycling, in this it is only a of appearing but the the comfort safety demand carefully selected and equipment. The Ladies Magazine . 1894, p.

In 1878, first bicycles manufactured in Very quickly, began to with riding new personal And just quickly, fashion medical experts that bicycle was a idea for With the ankle-covering skirts were fashionable, was probably safe for to ride And if dared to the “bloomer” to add modesty to experimenting, certainly the “experts” it was healthy for fragile womankind trust herself a mechanical (And, perhaps, were those thought that independence that bicycle might to a was also such a idea.) By however, women riding bicycles, fashion adapted.

Pattern magazines full of costumes ” preserve modesty to preserve You can an article The Ladies’ Magazine, April reproduced on site. One there: a wool costume the body, on the summer day!

What would a costume like? The with this (or see larger version shows an of a for a costume, advertised that same 1894 magazine. particular pattern for an costume, allowing wearer to the skirt her legs complete coverage those scandalous

Then she unbuckle the for a lady-like traditional when not the bicycle. the article The Ladies’ Magazine accompanying patterns, Mrs. D. Johnston quoted saying: I was to go to wearing skirt on wheel, I give up

Women and Bicycles - Fashion for the Active Woman, 1894 Style women bike bicycle

I shall forget what suffered with arm, all fault of skirt. Some and I riding one last summer a very wind, when caught my and wound around my throwing me. rapid gait was going the force the fall break my

It laid up six then it I decided wear almost other costume, never a and declared ever I the use my arm, should wear and truly I am I did decide, for in the of my as a rider have derived such from cycling. climb hills before. It increased my just double. fear nothing teams or for if slip I on my

With my and heavy leggins to knees, a waist, and cool weather double-breasted box which amply me from I enjoy riding. No spandex – a fashion for its

Women and Bicycles - Fashion for the Active Woman, 1894 Style women bike bicycle
Women and Bicycles - Fashion for the Active Woman, 1894 Style women bike bicycle
Women and Bicycles - Fashion for the Active Woman, 1894 Style women bike bicycle
Women and Bicycles - Fashion for the Active Woman, 1894 Style women bike bicycle
Women and Bicycles - Fashion for the Active Woman, 1894 Style women bike bicycle
Women and Bicycles - Fashion for the Active Woman, 1894 Style women bike bicycle
Women and Bicycles - Fashion for the Active Woman, 1894 Style women bike bicycle
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