hobble skirt means: The name suggests that the Hobble Skirt makes it almost impossible to walk down the catwalk. The first time they were popular was in 1910, when skirts reached the ankle and tapered below the knees. This made it difficult to walk. Although the corset was knee-long, it proved to be very restrictive. It prevented ladies’ skirts bursting in unfashionable ways and it became a signature design of Paul Poiret, a great Parisian designer. (in Fashion Dictionary)
What else does hobble skirt mean?
The long, narrow skirt that ran below the knees was popular in 1910-1914. It restricted your normal stride. (in Merlin Dictionary)