Bloomers- athletic clothing for women. Bloomer wanted women to wear clothing that promoted freedom of movement, so she appeared in public in knee-length, loose-fitting pants. Specifically worn playing golf or cycling.
Ms. Bloomer! American women's-rights activist Amelia Jenks Bloomer picked up and promoted the wearing of loose pants instead of restrictive dresses and skirts of the period. Her name became associated with the much-ridiculed fashion..