Some hobble skirts were so tight that they needed a slit at the bottom so the woman could actually walk!

Great strides for the "New Woman," suffrage, and fashion. As women's rights movements surged forward in the early decades of the century, their fashions changed to match. Instead of restrictive skirts and corsets, freer styles enhanced agency.

Hobble Skirt a skirt with a narrow enough hem to significantly impede the wearer's stride

woman in hobble-skirt circa This trend is very difficult for women in daily activities

Fashionably hobbled skirts, which narrowed at the hem, were inspired by the costumes of Asia, from 1912 to 1914. From The Fashion Book Illustrating Pictorial Review Patterns, winter 1914.

La Belle Époque, meaning “beautiful era”, describes the European fashion period between 1890 and the outbreak of World War I in

leather hobble skirt + blossom top | spring outfit idea

What is a Hobble Skirt? 10 Stylish Ideas

Lily Aldrige: Shirt and skirt – Brock Collection shoes – Stuart Weitzman Jewelry – Anita Ko

∴ Trios ∴ the three graces, sisters, triplets & groups of 3 in art and vintage photos - Poiret dresses, 1911

Edwardian bohemian looks style floral evening lounging wear harem pants jumpsuit unusual unique antique vintage fashion hobble skirt long dress gown Trios ∴ the three graces, sisters, triplets & groups of 3 in art and vintage photos - Poiret dresses, 1911

Evening gown, Lucile, ca. 1914. Cream satin. Short-sleeved cream and blue chiffon bodice with V-neck and V-back, trimmed with bands of blue satin, silver metallic cord and crystal beaded fringe and silk flowers. Blue satin cummerbund, hobble skirt beneath short beaded chiffon overskirt, ruched in front to reveal beaded lace and chiffon underskirt and having silk flower swag. Chiffon side drape studded with rhinestones. Whitaker Auctions

Short-sleeved cream and blue chiffon bodice with V-neck and V-back, trimmed with bands of blue satin, silver metallic cord and crystal beaded fringe and silk flowers.

VERY interesting and informative link to Edwardian Era clothing "The Last Age of Elegance"

Not really a suffragette picture but this was the style of the time: Ladies's Dress, Stole and Hat,

A postcard (circa 1911) depicting a man and a women dressed in the fashion of the era. Woman wears a hobble skirt, man points to her with his thumb. Caption: The Hobble Skirt "What's that? It's the speed-limit skirt!" (Caption makes joke in reference to the fact that such skirts prevented rapid walking.)

Hobble Skirt Postcard A postcard (circa depicting a man pointing at a woman wearing a hobble skirt. The caption says, "The Hobble Skirt: What's that? It's the speed-limit skirt!" as hobble skirts limit the wearer's stride.

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