Though it is a staple in our wardrobes today, trousers and pants are a fairly recent
development on the fashion scene. Those our basic reflex today is turning to our jeans, capris,
shorts or trousers at the slightest notice and strut out. However, trousers are just one of the many things
women had to fight for.
Trousers have had a long history with men. Women began to wear trousers only in the mid-20th century in the Western world. Trousers seem to have been worn both by men and women in the ancient world in Eastern and Central Asian peoples such as the Bactrians, Armenians, Tigraxauda Scythians and Xiongnu Hunnu. The Greeks and Romans viewed this as vulgar clothing but accepted it as they moved towards the Mediterranean basin during their conquests. Soon all their soldiers were wearing trousers. In Medieval Korea, women wore trousers as it was suitable for outdoor work. In some parts of Europe trousers were also worn as underpants for a while!
With the advent of the 20th century women began experimenting. During the war years since rations were running low, women resorted to wearing their men&'s clothes for routine work, saving their dresses for special occasions. Though it was frowned upon for a long time, eventually trousers began to be acceptable for leisure and social wear. With actresses like Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn popularizing it on the silver screen it gained a steady following. In the 1960s, Andre Courrges introduced long trousers for women as a fashion item, leading to the era of the pantsuit and designer jeans and the gradual erosion of social prohibitions against girls and women wearing trousers in schools, the workplace and in fine restaurants.
Palazzos are pants which are fitted at just the waist and start flaring out at end at wide flared bottoms. These became very popular during the 60’s and 70’s as a retro trend of the 30's and 40's. They have now made a comeback again for their sheer flexibility, comfort and style.
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