Friday, February 10, 2012

"The Latest Freak"

On the Sunday Magazine site, I stumbled onto two newspaper articles from 1910 that offer a fascinating look at the origin of the hobble skirt:

"The Hobble" Is The Latest Freak In Woman's Fashions

Queen Mary's War On Hobble Skirts Hard To Win

The latter article refers to Queen Mary infamously banning hobble skirts in her court because wearers of such fashions were unable to properly curtsy to the queen.

RoSa Shoes

RoSa Shoes are known for their stylish high-heeled, pointed toe shoes, but they also show lots of love for hobble skirts.  Check out this entry on their blog on why they consider hobble skirts to be the perfect companion for high heels.

But that's not all - you can buy elegant, custom-made hobble skirts (in different lengths and fabrics) on their site.

Finally, don't forget to check out their videos, many of which feature tight skirts.