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9 Fashion Items That Changed The World

#8. Trousers

Trousers - 9 Fashion Items That Changed The World

Women today wear more trousers than skirts or dresses. Yet they did not become even remotely acceptable for women until the 1920s. It was French actress Sarah Bernhardt who first wore trousers on stage, in the late 19th century. Coco Chanel introduced elegant but relaxed-leg white “yachting” pants, at first for herself and then for other women who admired her style.In the early 1920s trousers appeared as beachwear and loungewear, but only the very outrageous dared to wear them on the street. But it was the feminists and several Hollywood stars of the day, namely Katharine Hepburn, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, who started wearing more man-style trousers. However, the trend of women wearing trousers didn’t really take off until the launch of Yves Saint Laurent’s female tux “Le Smoking” in 1966. Source

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