WHAT WE WORE
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.