Ladies Printed Trousers and Leggings
Printed trousers, women's leggings et al
Using your own designs you can create stunning, bespoke women's trousers, UK made to order, in a selection of sizes and high-quality fabrics. What's more, you can also design your own leggings, shorts, pyjamas, in fact, any form of bottom half covering with two individual legs. Custom ladies printed trousers and leggings are a truly spectacular way to display your work, truly bringing each piece to life.
The birth of the trousers
The first appearance of trousers in recorded history is in Western Europe, among the nomadic steppe-people. Archaeological evidence does point to the fact that both men and women wore them in this context. These were people of nomadic empires, from the Eurasian Steppe who appear in history as those that invaded Europe, the Middle East and China. At this very early time in history, trousers were worn as a general unisex garment. However, for the majority of modern history, the wearing of trousers was restricted solely to men.
A dress not belonging to his or her sex
In a multitude of regions, limiting the use of trousers to men alone was not only imposed by social customs and pressures, but it was actually enforced by law. In numerous cities in America in both the 19th and 20th centuries, legislation was passed which criminalised women wearing trousers. In spite of this, throughout this time, there have been many cases of women wearing trousers for a number of reasons, including disguise, public identity and fashion as well as simply due to the comfort and freedom of movement that trousers themselves provide.
Outdated but not so out of date
These laws are most definitely outdated, however, they aren't as out of date as you might think. In 1919, Luisa Capetillo was the first woman in Peurto Rico to wear trousers in public, and was arrested for 'cross-dressing' for doing so - the charges were later dropped though. In the 30s Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady, was the first to appear in trousers at a formal function. This was coincidence more than a statement, as she had been riding that morning and didn't have time to change, however, she embraced the circumstances and posed for photos. It wasn't until 1939 that the first spread of a woman wearing trousers was featured in Vogue.
It wasn't until 1993 that women were allowed to wear trousers on the U.S Senate floor. Barbara Mikulski and Carol Moseley Braun wore trousers in defiance of the rule at the beginning of that year and numerous other female support staff followed suit. Later that year the rule was amended to allow this, providing a jacket was also worn. In 1994 it became legal for women to wear trousers in Malawi; the law prohibiting this wasn't introduced until 1965. In Sudan, 13 women were arrested, fined and flogged in Khartoum, in July of 2009 for wearing trousers. The law that was used to arrest and prosecute these women was an article of the 1991 Penal Code which prohibits the wearing of 'obscene' outfits in public.
There are some limitations that still remain when it comes to women wearing trousers. A number of religions prohibit a woman revealing her legs, some of which specify that dresses and skirts must be worn rather than trousers. There are numerous forms of dancing that require skirts or dresses to be worn by female participants. Some of this is by convention whereas in some cases it is competition rules. Although most schools in the UK allow female pupils to wear trousers, many girls choose to still wear skirts. It is commonly accepted that girls can wear trousers to school, however, no case has been brought to the courts which makes the legal position uncertain. The rule that girls must wear skirts is still enforced in a number of schools, commonly independent or selective schools. Government guidelines state that the decision of whether or not girls are allowed to wear trousers sits with the individual school.
Women's Trousers, UK made, and Custom Leggings
In a time and place when women can wear pretty much whatever they like, wherever they like, this is exactly what you should do. Whether you're a slim-fit kind of girl, or you like to rock that wide-leg look, we have got something for you. Each of our printed trousers, women's leggings and, in fact, all of our garments, are designed in-house by specialist designers.
Printed trousers, women's shorts and custom leggings that you design
We like to give you as much choice as possible, and that's why a number of our printed trousers, shorts and leggings come with so many options. From thread colour to fabric, length to size, and most importantly the printed design, we offer a huge number of customisation options on each and every one of our women's trousers. UK made to order, here in London, with an amazingly fast turnaround time - what's more to love?