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I remember how thrilled I was when told I no longer had to wear dresses to school as a part of the girls dress code.

I was in the 5th grade and oh so happy…no more freezing legs at recess, no more wind blowing my dress up and embarassing me!!

Here, I have shown the Pantsuit in the late 60’s early 70’s flair, as that is when the real freedom in women wearing pants began…

History
In the Western world, women have historically worn dresses and skirt-like garments while men have worn trousers. During the late 19th century, women started to wear trousers and blouses for industrial work.

During World War II, women wore their husbands’ trousers while they took on jobs, and in the 1970s, trousers became especially fashionable for women.

In the United States, this may be due to the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which made public education treat males and females equally and in turn dresses could not be required of female students and dress codes changed in public schools across the United States.

Today, trousers are worn far more often than skirts by women, and many women wear trousers almost all the time.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_wearing_pants

The pantsuit was introduced in the 1920s, when a small number of women adopted a masculine style, including pantsuits, hats, and even canes and monocles.

André Courrèges introduced long trousers for women as a fashion item in the late 1960s, and over the next 40 years pantsuits gradually became acceptable business wear for women. In 1966, designer Yves Saint-Laurent introduced his Le Smoking, an evening pantsuit for women that mimicked a man’s tuxedo.

Pantsuits were often deprecated as inappropriately masculine clothing for women. For example, until the 1990s, women were not permitted to wear pantsuits in the United States Senate.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantsuit

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women, woman, style, dress, pantsuit, pants, equality, feminist

I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 3 years ago

    Superb work and words with it Tammera ! Nice to read the history here… I am surprised that it is not longer ago… I also wear trousers most of the time, love and peace, xoxo

  • YES IT IS AN INTERESTING HISTORY…
    I HAVE LEFT THE LINKS AND YOU CAN SEE SOME PLACES AND TIMES WHERE WOMEN WORE PANTS BEFORE THE TIMES WRITTEN ABOUT HERE….
    BUT THEY ARE NOT AS IMPACTFUL AS WHAT HAPPENED IN THE 60’S AND 70’S….

    VERY INTERESTING READ…WOMEN IN CONGRESS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR PANTS HERE IN AMERICA BEFORE THE 90’S….IS THAT ABSURD OR WHAT??

    IF YOU GET A CHANCE TAKE A READ FROM THE 2 LINKS I HAVE PROVIDED

    YES A VERY INTERESTING HISTORY

    THANX EVER SO KINDLY DEAREST ANNA FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT…;-D….
    ALWAYS APPRECIATED HON..

    – Tammera

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous Tammera-love your text yes we have come a long ways baby.

  • AWWW..
    THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY MY DEAR RENATE…
    WE MOST DEFFINATELY HAVE COME A LONG WAY HUH!!
    YEEE HAW!!

    – Tammera

  • MedILS
    MedILSabout 3 years ago

    sublime work, dear

  • THANK YOU SO KINDLY …;-D

    – Tammera

  • LeonD
    LeonDabout 3 years ago

    Unusual and very different! Well done again Tammera, an interesting history lesson as well. Cheers.

  • THANX SO MUCH LEON AND I AM SO HAPPY YOU HAVE ENJOYED THE READ AS WELL HON…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...about 3 years ago

    Thanks for the cool image and the info, Tammera. I thought it was great, too.

  • THANK YOU KINDLY DEAR CAROL..
    A BIT OF FREEDOM IS WONDERFUL HUH??
    GOING TO SCHOOL IN THE SNOW WITH ONLY LEOTARDS AND A DRESS WAS HELL!!

    – Tammera

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...about 3 years ago

    In Minnesota, it was way too cold for that . . . we wore snowpants pulled on under our dresses. To be removed when we got to school . . . though sometimes we didn’t.

  • YES WE HAD SNOW IN NEVADA ALSO ( HIGH DESERT 5000 ELEVATION) AND WINTER WAS TRUE WINTER …
    WE HAD SNOW SHOES BUT THE LEOTARDS WERE ALWAYS WET WHEN WE GOT THERE…;-(
    BUMMER

    – Tammera

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 3 years ago

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 3 years ago

    Terrific work and background info Tammera ~ I wish we’d been allowed to wear trousers to school … at least during the winter ~ I rarely wear anything else now ha ha!

  • ME EITHER …LOL…
    THANX HON…;-D

    – Tammera

  • mando13
    mando13almost 3 years ago

    THATS IS JUST SO COOL ! :-))

  • AWW…THANX KINDLY DEAR MANDO!!

    – Tammera

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Wonderful Image! 10/31/2011

  • FEATURE!!
    HOW WONDERFUL AND EXCITING..
    THANX EVER SO KINDLY DEBORAH!!!…
    LOVE THE BANNER!!

    – Tammera

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