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Hobble Skirt

Evening gown, Joseph, New York, 1913. Royal purple panné silk with short-sleeved silk lace V-neck bodice asymmetrically draped in gold metallic mesh. High jeweled midriff band with clear center and magenta paste butterfly. Hobble skirt layered over short train. Whitaker Auctions

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In 1909, as the Edwardian era came to a close, a strange mode appeared in the form of the hobble skirt – a tubular affair, credited by some to Paul Poiret, though no one seems to have wanted to claim credit at the time! Via Glamour Daze.

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hobble skirt: Bound around the knee not unlike a pencil skirt, the hobble skirt required practice to walk in gracefully and created a wiggle in the walk of the wearer.

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Black Rayon and Lace Hobble Skirt-Made to order

Lyssa High Waisted Corseted Skirt by Necessary Evil | Ladies http://www.the-gothic-shop.co.uk/lyssa-high-waisted-corseted-skirt-necessary-evil-p-4770.html

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