Bloomer, Old West Style
Bloomers are authentic American fashion. Although they were popular during the Victorian and Edwardian eras, they were much more American than European. In fact, they were invented by Amelia Bloomer (of course!) in New York in the early 1850s (the Victorian era began in 1837, followed by the Edwardian era that ended in 1910). By the 1920s bloomers were pretty much out of use except for the occasional matron who persisted in wearing Victorian clothing.
These full length bloomers represent the original style that was designed to be worn under a shorter skirt. The style was supported by women’s advocates who appreciated the added freedom and comfort of shorter styles. The full length bloomer guarded their modesty while allowing women to work and play more actively.
Bloomers are also called knickers,
Colors: Black, Red, White
Sizes: six sizes, X-SM to XX-Large
Shipping notes: color and size availability varies and some sell out. Call or email for current availability.
Fabric: 100% cotton
These Wild West bloomers are full length, un-cuffed, and flare attractively, terminating in lacy trim at the hem and at mid-calf. In the old west, ladies wore long, full skirts but also had to do hard physical work. Petticoats and hoops were cumbersome. Short undergarments would have been immodest. These long, full-cut, split bloomers allowed an active woman to retain her modesty while freeing her to move and work.
These casual western frontier bloomers are loose, full length, and full cut to allow cooling while concealing calf and ankle. Today, these fashion bloomers can be worn as period dress, costume accessories, or as outerwear for breezy casual attire. Pair with camisole, RW502 and/or petticoat RW501