Wednesday, February 26, 2014

History of Shorts

History of Shorts

Shorts are extremely common these days, especially among children, teenagers, and young adults. There are many different kinds of shorts that serve in a variety of different ways. Such as running shorts, used for sports, and cut-offs, used as a casual fashionable product. Many people, however, don't know the history behind the shorts they wear in their everyday life.

The name shorts comes from the fact that shorts were driven from "shortened" trousers. Shorts first became popular in sports, as they posses flexible and cooling-off properties. Later on, fashion began evolving and shorts became popular amongst only those of the male gender. In Europe and North America, shorts were created for young boys and were worn until the boy reached a certain mature point. 
Approximately in the 1940s, shorts began popularizing amongst females. Later on, fashion designers began producing high-quality shorts for females, thus supporting women wearing shorts. Nowadays, shorts worn on women is extremely common and accepted in most cities. Shorts in general have become an important garment for both men and women.

Facts From Wiki

In 1919, Luisa Capetillo challenged the mainstream society by becoming the first woman in Puerto Rico to wear trousers in public. Capetillo was sent to jail for what was then considered to be a "crime", but, the judge later dropped the charges against her.
In the 1960s, André Courrèges introduced jeans for women, leading to the era of designer jeans.
In 1969 Rep. Charlotte Reid (R-Ill.) became the first woman to wear trousers in the U.S. Congress. [2]
In 1989 California state senator Rebecca Morgan became the first woman to wear trousers in a U.S. state senate. [3]
Hillary Clinton was the first woman to wear trousers in an official U.S. First Lady portrait. [4]
In 2012 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began to allow women to wear trousers and boots with all their formal uniforms. [5]

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