1945 cycle chic

Even in 1945, photographers took pictures of women in skirts and dresses on bikes. And even with post-war privation, the women of Paris dressed up for their outings by bike.

Here’s a collection of photos from post World War 2 Paris, France in 1945 by photographer Ralph Morse.


Bicycle girl in showing leg skirt Paris France 1945

Bicycle woman in skirt Paris 1945

Bicycle woman in skirt Paris 1945
Bicycle girl in dress Paris 1945 by Ralph Morse
Bicycle woman showing leg in short skirt Paris 1945

Photos from the LIFE Magazine photo archive. Cycle Chic is a trademark of Copenhagen Cycle Chic.

One comment

  • December 7, 2010 - 8:14 am | Permalink

    I don’t think they ‘dressed up’, Richard, they just dressed for the day and hopped on a bike. Then, and now :)

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