Exercise clothing of the era was either a cotton singlet with shorts or, going back a few more decades to the Victorian era of the late 1800s, the smart tailoring that would have been worn as day to day dress. Definitely not something comfortable…comfort for women has always seemed forbidden!
Passengers of the doomed Titanic, which sunk in 1912, on exercise bikes in the boat’s gymnasium wearing their extravagant cruise outfits, again, does not look very breathable or designed for comfort.
A woman demonstrating an exercise machine, known as the Gymo Frame.
I’m not sure how well these worked but whatever gets your heart pumping!! Hope you enjoyed!