There was a time in history when ladies did not wear pants in public. They often wore pants when they were working around the home or in the fields, but they never wore them to town. It was considered inappropriate attire for a female to have anything but a dress or skirt on. That is why the side saddle was invented. So a lady could ride a horse while wearing her dress. Women's pants were unheard of and were not worn.
When women's pants started to be accepted they were generally worn by ladies who were working around the house. They often dry dungarees while cleaning, working in the garden, and doing chores. The ladies did like the freedom that women's pants give them so they continued to push the limit of where the articles of clothing were accepted.
The first long britches that ladies wore in public were parts of matching suits. Men wore jeans or slacks and the females of the town wore dresses, skirts, or slacks in public and could wear jeans when they were t home. This was a big breakthrough in fashion and the women of the time felt liberated to wear these items.
As time progressed people became more accustomed to seeing ladies in long britches and the pantsuit was not the only dungarees that females felt to town anymore. Ladies began to wear khakis, and to wear denim jeans, and other long britches when they were shopping, when they were at home, and even to the office.
Today women's pants are accepted in the office, but there are some fashion tips that are not spoken, but accepted. When ladies wear these items to work in offices they wear dress slacks and not jeans. They generally wear the clothing with shirts that are dressier than the ones they would wear at home. The ladies wear flats or dress shoes with the ensemble and do not wear tennis shoes or athletic shoes to the office.
Fashion trends come and go. The length of skirts has changed from maxi, to mini, to somewhere in the middle, to any length you choose. The wearing of britches has also gone through changes throughout the years and this is one fashion trend the ladies will never totally get rid of. Pants are more comfortable to wear in some situations and now that ladies have the ability to wear them to work they will always be part of the workplace.