Golfing ensemble, F. Bosworth

Golfing ensemble, F. Bosworth

Golfing ensemble (skirt, jacket, belt, cap and club)
Frederick Bosworth
About 1908
London
Museum no. T.20,A to D-1960
Worn by Miss Heather Firbank

Along with bicycling and croquet, golfing was a very popular sport with women of the 1900s. Special sporting corsets were made so that they could play with some degree of comfort, and masculine inspired fashions were created for the practicalities of time spent outdoors. Sporting ensembles like this were created in warm, tailored tweeds, with skirts that were off the ground and not too voluminous.