WHAT WE WORE

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - BEHIND THE HEADLINES -

The fash­ion for 'leg o' mut­ton' or 'gigot' sleeves was at its most ex­treme this year, with large shoul­der puffs on women‘s gar­ments. Skirts flared from nar­row waists and hair was waved, frizzed and gath­ered in a knot at the back, a wide-brimmed hat of­ten placed on top. The lounge suit was worn by men in­for­mally, some­times in checked ma­te­rial, the frock coat used for more for­mal day wear and in the city. Short, neat hair was fash­ion­able and mous­taches were pop­u­lar. The large ‘leg o‘ mut­ton’ sleeves are very ev­i­dent here on the jack­ets and blouses of the women cy­clists. Veils were worn with hats to pro­tect the face from grime and dust when un­der­tak­ing cy­cling, but they were also worn with gen­eral out­door wear.

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