In my novella, How To Marry A Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps), Faith the main character (an upstart American girl) is a proponent of the great freedom and joy in the bicycle suit.
The main character in Reticence, Arsenic, also enjoys this item of clothing.
Possibly, just possibly, there is a bit of rebellion in this choice, but I can imagine no matter what that she would love the freedom of movement.
|via @VictorianWeb Twitter Punch 1895, The Bicycle Suit—very dashing|
1895 The Bicycling Suit
|Cycling ensemble, 1895, USA via shewhoworshipscarlin tumblr|
|Cycling shoe, 1895-1900 via shewhoworshipscarlin tumblr|
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