When golf first became popular with women in the late 1800s, the Victorian Age ruled the earth as well as the golf course.
Conventional Victorian fashion dictated that women dressed for a golf game like they were attending an afternoon tea. Try to picture women in skirts that hit the floor, bowler hats, high neck blouses and uncomfortable button shoes, dressed more for the opera than a friendly round of golf.
The Pain of Fashion
How ever these women managed to swing a club and move about the green is a mystery to the modern age. It's a difficult scene to picture considering the style and function of today's women's golf fashions. How women's golf fashion has changed over the years can be summed up in practicality. Try wearing your best 19th century Victorian dress the next time you play golf on a hot summer's day, and you'll see what we mean.
Why Not Look Good and be Practical?
A 1922 Vanity Fair edition featured a lady's Burberry's Tweed, self belted golf suit, the latest in women's golf fashion. This was the first attempt to combine the fashion and function that today's female golfers demand. Who wants do don wool and tweed for a hot day of golfing?
At the same time, who wants to dress like a man, especially considering how bad some male golf fashions have been over the years? Why not demand to look good yet still be proud of being a woman when you hit the golf course?
Fashion that Makes Sense
Today's top golf designers understand the modern woman golfer's need for style and function. After all, golf is essentially social. You hit the greens with family, friends, and business associates, so you want to look your best. At the same time, you're out in the weather traversing an enormous golf green, so practicality has its place, which is why the best women's golf shirts are not only made for comfort, but style, as well. Why not look good in a way that makes sense?
We've come a long ways, ladies. Play every bit as good as a man, but actually look good doing so. Make sense and look great. That's what modern women golf fashions are all about. When you're enjoying a satisfying day on the greens dressed beautifully but comfortably, you have to wonder why it took them so long to figure this out. Maybe they should have asked a woman in the first place.