‘It’s possible to play the game marvellously and at the same time look pretty and be perfectly fit’: sport, women and fashion in inter-war Britain

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    Abstract

    This article will examine the development of women’s increasing participation in sport and its impact on the subsequent emergence of sportswear for women in inter-war Britain. It will explore the public discourses which surrounded these women and their clothes in order to point up the complex nature of the problems women faced when making decisions about what to wear for sports activities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)165-179
    Number of pages15
    JournalCostume
    Volume46
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • gender
    • consumerism
    • sport
    • interwar Britain
    • fashion
    • modernity

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