Fashions in the 1920s & 1930s 3: from Farewell My Life by Cynthia Sally Haggard

It is 1921, when the novel opens.

Here is an elegant lady (who could be ANGELINA, but costumed by Chanel) dressed to the nines for a walk outside. Notice how her outfit sits on her figure, and how much easier it is to move!

Compare the underwear she is wearing:

with what Victorian ladies had to wear:

and also with the Chanel outfit from 1914, which was difficult to walk in: