1920s pants and trousers for women were still a taboo clothing item. Some rebellious women wore men’s knickers, plus fours,trousers and tuxedos in gender-bending rolls. Gangster girls wearing pinstripe pants is a popular non-flapper costume, although not historically accurate. Many 20s women wore jodhpurs or breeks for sportswear such as hiking, skiing, biking, golfing and horseback riding. The only acceptable form of nice pants or trousers were Asian inspired lounge pants or beach pajamas that were especially popular in the 1930s.
Today many women who don’t like to wear dresses wear 1920s style pants for their costumes. They can be rustic wool tweed pants for sport or flowing palazzo pants for a vintage inspired evening ensemble. Paired with a blouse, kimono jacket, cloche hat and pair of low heel oxfords the look is jazz age elegant.
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