One Leg At A Time: The History Of Women And Pants

Mar 12, 2018

According to mytho-historical accounts, the ancient Amazons wore pants while riding into battle. But the trend this tribe of warrior women set was short lived. For nearly two millennia after their demise, the notion of women wearing pants was steeped in controversy.

And while this controversy has diminished, it is by no means over. From the fuss over Hillary Clinton's pant suits to the  unofficial dress codes which still pervade corporate America, there are indications that we've yet to move past old expectations of women's fashion. This hour we speak with historians and fashion experts about the history of women and pants.


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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on September 7, 2017.