Although fashion did not embrace the look of trousers on the female form until the late 20th century, history saw working women wearing them a hundred years prior. From Victorian coal miners who rolled up their skirts around their waist to reveal soot-covered pants underneath to today’s terrible backlash of factory-torn denim, spandex jeggings, and bedazzled bums, women’s pants have undergone quite a transformation.
Let’s take a look at the early fashion of women’s pants from the festooned Victorian era right on through to the ultra glamorous 1930s.
My favorite look has always been knickerbockers with a flouncy blouse, suspenders, and a continental tie (ala Fleur in the Forsyte Sage II).
Pray tell, ole girl, what is your favorite pants style throughout women’s fashion history?