Women in Pants: Vintage Photos From the 1850s to the 1930s

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.

Victorian era
1896
Edwardian era
1920s
1920s
1926
Veronica Lake. 1930s.
Harpers Bazaar, December 1939.
Ethel Waters. 1920s.
1890
Dr. Mary Walker, 1866.
1870
1880s
1900s
1908
1900
Calamity Jane, 1895.
1906
1896
Cowgirl, 1915.
1860s
1900
1900s
1900s
1910

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