Just a bit before the turn of the century, women had a new line of Bicycle riding clothes to wear not just for cycling but also for hiking, camping, the gymnasium, and other outdoor sports. They featured oversized bloomers cuffed at the calf. These were the closest things to women’s pants that the Victorian era … Read More about 1900-1910s Hiking, Camping, Sport Clothes for Women
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By the 1930s, pants for lounging at home, pants worn for casual beach attire, and sport pants were a regular part of everyday fashion. In the 1920s pants for women were limited to knickers/breeches until the Beach Pajama trend began, and it was the 1930s that carried the long and wide leg slacks fad from … Read More about 1930s Women’s Pants, Trousers, and Beach Pajamas History
In the Victorian and Edwardian eras, women were enjoying outdoor leisure activates, sports, and travel in specialty designer suits (skirt and jacket sets). Initially, the knickerbocker suit with large bloomer-like pants was the most modest and practical of the sport outfits. Other rainy day walking suits like “rainy daisies” only featured a shorter hemline, whereas … Read More about Victorian and Edwardian Bicycle Outfits
The 1960s were a fascinating time for women’s pants, trousers, slacks, and jeans. The ’50s aesthetic body hugging style of the early 1960s was a stark contrast to the end of the decade when the bell bottom hippie look took over. In between was the mod era of bright colors, funky patterns, cropped ankles, and … Read More about 1960s Pants – Top 10 Styles for Women
A teenage boy graduated from youth or children’s clothing around the age of 16. This is when he moved into long pants and suits, similar to those of his father and other men. Teenagers and young men preferred the latest styles of pants, suits, and shoes in brighter colors and patterns. They were the leaders … Read More about 1910 Teen Boys’ Clothing
The golden age of Hollywood propelled men’s fashion into new masculine shapes, beginning with trousers. The wide leg style of the 1920s only grew wider and fuller in the 1930s, and waistbands expanded as well to support the weight of the excess fabric. Both single pleats, double pleats, and flat front trousers were made with … Read More about 1930s Men’s Pants, Trousers, and Shorts Styles