I guess they thought it was like flying ... but, wait, I'm reviewing clothing ...
Back in the day, they wore heavy WOOL. Unstretching V-neck sweaters and collared shirts with ties and knickers! Short balloony pants allowed for more range of motion than standard long trousers.
The modern clothing is very different though. They are wearing tight fitting, slick, colorful and overly decorated uniforms. See the one from 2010 above.
What about downhill skiers? The first year for downhill skiing was 1936, before that they only had cross country skiing and ski jumping.
I find her pants so interesting. The fabric didn't stretch, but they are as close fitting as possible. You can see how the fabric pulls from the knees to her boot. Fabric technology has changed all sports from skiing to swimming.
Here are all the US women skiers at the '48 Olympics.
Of course, some events are more dangerous. I think downhill skiers started wearing helmets before slalom skiers.
So, what were skiers wearing in the 70s?
And even though this is a silly way to see what skiers were wearing. Barbie is always a good way to get the essence of any current trend.
And, well, Barbie is Barbie. She fits into any conversation, in my opinion.
I see Visa and Audi on her arm ... can't make out the other ads. Do our athletes have to be walking or should I say skiing billboards?