Sylvie Shirred Modal Hobble Skirt & Dress. Double Layer modal/spandex holds the skirt close to the body while creating a shirred over layer. (Almost like wearing spanx under your skirt). Skirt can be worn pulled down to the ankle or as a strapless dress. Flattering and sexy. Sizes S,M,L. TAGS: #ECODRESS, #HOBBLESKIRT, #MODALDRESS, #MODALHOBBLESKIRT, #MODALSKIRT, #ETHICALFASHION
This is a more contemporary and less restrictive version of the hobble skirt design. The dress is cut into sections but tightens towards the feet. Paul Poiret's hobble skirt inspired Alberta Ferretti's design here from 2009. Marissa Y. 2/1/17
Evening gown, Joseph, New York, 1913. Royal purple panné silk with short-sleeved silk lace V-neck bodice asymmetrically draped in gold metallic mesh. High jeweled midriff band with clear center and magenta paste butterfly. Hobble skirt layered over short train. Whitaker Auctions
In 1909, as the Edwardian era came to a close – a strange mode appeared in the form of the hobble skirt – a tubular affair, credited by some to Paul Poiret. The hobble skirt effectively clamped a woman’s knees together and made movement of any kind a difficulty.
Evening dress, ca. 1905-15. Black silk voided velvet with large floral and leaf motifs. Low square neckline in front; low V-neckline in back. Neckline outlined with ecru net solidly covered with silver, black, and white beads and rhinestones. Narrow, almost hobble skirt, train. Goldstein Museum, Univ. of Minnesota