History

Fashions in the 1920s & 1930s 2: from Farewell My Life by Cynthia Sally Haggard

It is 1914, just before World War I and here is an elegant lady with her greyhound (costumed by Chanel). Notice how clean & modern the lines are. Yes that is a large muff (in case you were wondering.) But what about that skirt? I first heard about it from Grandma Steffi who turned 20 in 1914, and it had a special nickname. My grandmother referred to it as a hobble skirt.

Lady with a dog, looking elegant in Chanel. She is wearing a hobble skirt.