Category: National Holidays

  • 1960s and 1970s

    The women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s brought renewed attention to gender equality issues, including clothing choices. Women increasingly rejected restrictive and uncomfortable clothing, embracing more casual and practical styles. The feminist movement advocated for women’s right to wear pantsuits in professional settings as a symbol of equality with men.

  • 1940s and 1950s

    During World War II, women entered the workforce in large numbers to fill roles left vacant by men serving in the military. This period saw increased practicality in women’s clothing, including adopting trousers for specific occupations. However, after the war, traditional gender roles were reinforced, and women were expected to return to more “feminine” attire.

  • 1920s and 1930s

    Women’s fashion began to evolve, with greater acceptance of trousers for specific activities like sports or leisure. However, wearing pantsuits or trousers professionally or formally was still considered unconventional.