The History Of Skirts

The History Of Skirts

Pants were only invented to offer a comfortable solution to riding a hide in a skirt-like article of clothing.

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from Stuff Mom Never Told You - HowStuffWorks

Key Facts In This Video

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    Skirts are the second oldest article of clothing in human history, predated only by the loincloth. (0:25)

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    Women began wearing bloomers when bicycles became popular so they could safely ride without getting skirts caught in the spokes. (2:48)

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    It wasn't until April of 1993 when the first female senator wore pants on the Senate floor. (4:16)

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