Burgundy wool sweater, mid-1890s. Entirely new to women's wardrobes, the sweater was a casual garment worn for sports, "outings," and on campuses. Some college basketball teams wore sweaters with their bloomer pants.
International pupils at an outdoor physical education class at the English-Scandinavian Summer School in Milner Court, Sturry, Kent. August 7th, 1935. Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images.