NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
1st December, 1900 : Should the modern woman abandon her skirts in favour of the knickerbocker? The Rational Dress League thinks so, and keen cyclists. Of whom there are many, will have no doubts on the much talked-about subject. Women’s dress and fashion today reflect their growing freedom at work and play. Strait-laced corsets and stuffy bustles are increasingly being consigned to the dustbin, while hemlines are creeping above the ankle.
[ Some progress, but still not fully free ]
See also F/Ch Feminism in chaotic times