Suitable women's clothing

Simontm

Veteran
On appropriate dress for cycling tours:
‘Wear as few petticoats as possible; dark woollen stockings in winter, and cotton in summer; shoes, never boots; and have your gown made neatly and plainly of flannel without loose ends or drapery to catch in your [bicycle]... Grey is the best colour, or heather mixture tweed, which does not show dust or mud stains, and yet cannot lose its colour under a hot sun.’


I was researching something else to accompany a feature and I stumbled across this from 1889's Hints to Lady Travellers
^_^
 
Thought you might be asking what to wear, 'Simone'...
 

fimm

Veteran
Location
Edinburgh
I'm going to need a new winter coat in the next couple of years. I was thinking that maybe I wouldn't get another black one, but black is good for not showing the dirt. I do like that colour, I'm not sure it it is dark enough not to show the dirt, though!
 

twentysix by twentyfive

Clinging on tightly
Location
Over the Hill
On appropriate dress for cycling tours:
‘Wear as few petticoats as possible; dark woollen stockings in winter, and cotton in summer; shoes, never boots; and have your gown made neatly and plainly of flannel without loose ends or drapery to catch in your [bicycle]... Grey is the best colour, or heather mixture tweed, which does not show dust or mud stains, and yet cannot lose its colour under a hot sun.’


I was researching something else to accompany a feature and I stumbled across this from 1889's Hints to Lady Travellers
^_^
At last - proper recognition. After much pedalling I've gradually evolved just this garb. Eat your hearts out MAMILs
 

Brandane

Is it because I lied when I was 17?
Location
Costa Clyde.
On appropriate dress for cycling tours:
‘Wear as few petticoats as possible; dark woollen stockings in winter, and cotton in summer; shoes, never boots; and have your gown made neatly and plainly of flannel without loose ends or drapery to catch in your [bicycle]... Grey is the best colour, or heather mixture tweed, which does not show dust or mud stains, and yet cannot lose its colour under a hot sun.’
All sounds good. What will the women be wearing?
 
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