Annie Oakley would have loved this split skirt ideal for riding. Full cut, and made of the softest brushed twill so it's comfortable to wear but full of style. Features a double row of metallic buttons that hold a fold of cloth open for riding. But when you want a full skirt look, just open the pleat. Imported. 100% cotton. Dry clean or machine wash cold. Availabe in sizes 4-20.
Tan linen suit with divided skirt (for bicycling or riding), American, c. 1909-1915. The tailored suit has a long jacket with four buttons in front, and two buttons on the cuff of each sleeve. The skirt has eleven buttons on the panel that conceals the pants, and a separate belt. Note: Helen Andrus Merrell Howard, daughter of Dr. Frank D. Howard, married Francis (C.or E.) Merrell c. 1908, and moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Medium: Wool Date: 1902 Country: USA Credit: Museum Purchase During the late nineteenth century, women bicyclists wore bloomers or divided skirts, which many found shocking. They were not accepted outside of the sportswear context, and The New York Times warned that divided skirts were “merely a resting-place on the road to trousers.” In Paris, bicycling costumes were a fashionable fad, but women risked arrest if caught wearing them while not in the presence of a bicycle.