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 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.