My mom's closet is a treasure chest of vintage finds and beautifully tailored pieces of clothing (plus they're free!). While desperately trying to find something 'formal' to wear for my final presentation at college day before we came across these really well-cut wide leg black pants, they're Benetton from like 10 years ago when it first came to India!
I instantly snapped them up! a tiny tuck here and a little shortening of the length and ...Voila!
When did she first wear the pants?
Even though women started wearing trouser in the late 1800s, it wasn't till the 1970s that it became socially acceptable for women to wear them. It was the french fashion designer Andre Courreges who in the 1960s introduced long trousers for women as a fashion item, leading to the era of the pantsuit and designer jeans and the gradual eroding of social prohibitions against girls and women wearing trousers in schools and the workplace.
I find it really cool that in Britain during the Second World War, because of the rationing of clothing, many women took to wearing their husbands' civilian clothes, including their trousers, to work while their husbands were away from home serving in the armed forces. This both because trousers were considered comfortable and convenient work clothing and because it allowed women to keep there clothing allowances for other purposes.
Black trousers: Benetton, puffed sleeve top: Forever 21, floral scarf, bangles and belt: thrift, black suede peep toe stilettos: Charlotte Russe, Riding hat: H & M (gift from my lovely friend Aanchal, who is also one of the most creative people I know, she's also a budding photographer and we'll hopefully be doing some fun outfit shoots this winter :))
I love all kinds of floral prints :)
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