Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bloomers - baggy pants!

Bloomers in 1850
Bloomers is a word which has been applied to several types of divided women's garments for the lower body at various times.
The original bloomers were an article of women's clothing invented by Elizabeth Smith Miller of Peterboro, New York an early pioneer of the vulcanized rubber girdle, but popularized by Amelia Bloomer in the early 1850s (hence the name, a shortening of "Bloomer suit"). They were long baggy pants narrowing to a cuff at the ankles (worn below a skirt), intended to preserve Victorian decency while being less of a hindrance to women's activities than the long full skirts of the period.
Armani bloomers


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