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June 22, 2015

22 Cool Vintage Photos of Women Wearing Jodhpurs in the 1920s and 1930s

Jodhpurs entered Western fashion culture by way of horseriding. They are trousers which are tightfitting with a seam that diverts from the inside leg and ending in a tightfitting cuff at the ankle. Before the invention of stretch fabric the trousers would be flared at the hip coming to a tight fit at the knees and down to the ankle. Essentially they were a practical type of trouser that allowed the wearer to have movement in the hips and comfort from the knee to ankle when sitting down.

As with many garments, the context in which they have been worn in the past has formed the fashion status they have been given. Like many clothes used for sports activities, the style has been incorporated into fashionable street clothes beyond their practical use. Even early Hollywood directors took to wearing jodhpurs on set.


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