A true style queen knows that sometimes to look phenomenal one must sacrifice comfort and the hobble skirt is the reigning champion when it comes to impractical (yet fabulous) style choices. Hobble skirts, the speed bump of the garment world, have been around since the turn of the last century but have never been a widely adopted style due to its restricting nature. At the time of its invention women would often tie their legs together to prevent them from taking too wide a step and ripping their dress. Originally hobble skirts where floor length but it is now a term used for skirts that are tight and restricting around the knees. A great example of a more modern hobble dress is the 1959 Yves Saint Laurent pictured above. Hobble skirts are literally uncompromisingly glamourous!