Bicycle garment (1893)

You would have never guessed what’s so special about this lady’s fancy dress. Turns out, this is a “bicycle garment”, or skirt-pants in modern parlance, I presume: This invention has for its object to provide a combination garment for the use of female bicycle riders, which shall combine the desirable qualities of trousers and skirt.

If you need a technical explanation, here it is:

The improved bifurcated combination garment comprising full leg portions provided with plaits at their lower extremities, and a plurality of skirts or flounces of different lengths outside the garment, th said skirts or flounces being permanently connected to the trousers at different elevations thereof below the waist band, substantially as described.

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