British riding habit: 1750-59: Women’s riding outfits, known as ‘riding habits’, of the 18th century adapted elements of men’s dress. This jacket of the 1750s is styled after a man’s coat, although it has been modified with a waist seam to fit over stays and a wide petticoat.

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British riding habit: 1750-59: Women’s riding outfits, known as ‘riding habits’, of the 18th century adapted elements of men’s dress. This jacket of the 1750s is styled after a man’s coat, although it has been modified with a waist seam to fit over stays and a wide petticoat.

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I just found out the amazing Alison Goldfrapp is 47!?!? WTF, so when this picture was taken she was nearly 40!

I just found out the amazing Alison Goldfrapp is 47!?!? WTF, so when this picture was taken she was nearly 40!

Beauty in riding habits. Late 1880s. Riding habits were constructed with a feminine silhouette, but were given such masculine details as buttons, cuffs and jacket lapels.  A formal men’s hat, such as the top hat shown here, was worn in Victorian times (and later) - sometimes with a veil on the back. The tradition of menswear in riding habits is an old one.

Beauty in riding habits. Late 1880s. Riding habits were constructed with a feminine silhouette, but were given such masculine details as buttons, cuffs and jacket lapels. A formal men’s hat, such as the top hat shown here, was worn in Victorian times (and later) - sometimes with a veil on the back. The tradition of menswear in riding habits is an old one.

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