Cream cotton broderie anglaise bloomers with frill at leg edge.
Named after Amelia Bloomer who popularised the garment in order to ride a bicycle modestly. During the 1850s and 1860s they were worn by women activists involved in dress reform and the women's rights movement. They became popular during the 1910s and 1920s.
date: 19th Century replica
maximum Dimension: 420mm
subject Area: Social Science, Technology
subject themes: Costume, Fashion, Culture, History, Women
handling collection number: HC5