Different types of Womens Trouser
Nov 6, 2020 GKFTII
When Coco Chanel came across wide legged trousers during a trip to Venice, it signaled the rise of a new era in women’s fashion. Till then only women workers wore trousers and that too for ease of working.
During 1950s High waisted cigarette pants and capri pants gained fashion favor. Wide waistbands, flat fronts, side zippers high waists – all these were features of these pants.
The 1970s saw bell-bottom flared trousers gaining attention following the hippie movement.
In the 1980s the masculine silhouette with corporate style pants along with oversized jackets gained popularity.
In 1990s grunge look with baggy trousers and ripped jeans was fashionable.
Then by 2000 came the skinny jeans and low rise jeans. Sporty chic with cool track pants and pants suits are all fashionable as we speak.
A pant has two identities: its foundation and its leg line. There are four major pant foundations, characterized by the hang of the pant from the abdomen and buttocks. The culotte hangs away, the trouser hangs straight, the slack cup, and the jean contours the abdomen and buttocks areas.
The foundation of a pant is controlled by the length of the front and back crotch extension. The extensions are based on a percentage of the front and back hip measurements, with consideration of the upper thigh measurement.
Crotch Level: the distance from the front crotch point to the side seam and from back crotch point to side seam should measure greater than the upper thigh measurement.
Crotch Length: The crotch length should measure at least the same as the form or figure. If it does not, add the needed amount to the chosen pattern.
The test fit should be cut in a firm fabric and not in a knit.
There are different types of women’s trouser are below:
- Culotte:When it first became fashionable for women to ride bicycles, it was unfashionable (even improper) for them to wear pants. A garment was needed that was both functional and ladylike. This led to the development of the culotte (then known as the divided skirt), which provided the wearer with maximum mobility. The skirt like pant was acceptable for the mores of that period.
- Trouser:The trouser is a pant that hangs straight downward from the outermost part of the abdomen and buttocks. It fits closer to the body than does a culotte because the front crotch extension is shorter. Trouser or pants which are worn for formal to semi-formal functions; they are usually made of woven material or expensive suiting material and may or may not be part of a suit. These pants usually have opening in the front with zipper and or buttons. Pant may be worn in its present form or modified for other pant designs. It is also used as a base for pant derivatives such as the shorts, the Jamaica, the Bermuda etc…
- Slack:The Slack foundation fits closer to the figure than does the trouser because of shorter crotch extensions. The shortened extension causes a slight cupping under the buttocks, creating the slack’s unique fit. Pant designs based on the slack have a classic appeal to most women, especially those who are uncomfortable in the loose trouser and the contour-fitted jean.
- Jean:Jeans are made of a rough and thick material called denim.It is characterized by double stitching lines all along the seams done in a thick thread. Made for rough use, jeans epitomize youthfulness.The jean foundation is drafted with a short front and back crotch extension for pants that contour the figure. The jean foundation is as versatile as other pants. It may be used for the casual-fitting jean, bell-bottom, flare, wrangler and boot pant. It is also a common base for the short, Jamaica etc.
- The Dungarees:The dungaree (bib-top with crossover back suspenders) was a work overall for farmers and other laborers. The original and updated versions of the dungaree were soon accepted by as a Chic fashion statement.These are trousers with a bib which is attached to the back with two adjustable straps. They are made of very thick material. The bib usually has a pocket or sometimes patch.
- Jumpsuits: These are pants which have a bodice attached to it at the waistline. They have a long stitching line starting at the neck and going along the crotch line at the front as well as the back. Pockets are usually topstitched. These are usually worn by workmen. Jumpsuits are also a favorite in kids-wear.
- Harem pants:These are trousers with gathers at the waist and at ankles. The gathers are held by elastic bands or waistbands with drawstrings. This pant has a baggy silhouette with the legs of the pants tight at the calves. This creates a very casual effortless style and hence very popular.They usually have an elasticized waist or a draw corded one. You can sew them in a multitude of fabrics like light cotton, satin, silk, chiffon, georgette, sheer fabrics, knit, even a medium cotton; Just avoid sewing them with heavy fabrics.
- Punk Pants: These are pants with lots of stitching lines and pockets stitched on it for decorative purposes rather than functional. They are very popular among the young generation and the style varies with years.
- Stovepipe pants (drainpipe trousers): This term refers to the fitted silhouette of the pants. This term is used almost synonymous with skinny jeans, so you know what it looks like. Stovepipe pants are very slim fitting pants with tapered legs(trousers or jeans). They look almost like leggings on you. Most of the stove pipe pants are designed ankle length. Other names for these pants are cigarette pants, pencil leg pants.
- Jodhpur pants: These are pants which are loose to the knees and end in a simulated cuff at the ankles. A different take on Jodhpurs is riding habits worn by the horse riders. They are calf length and ends in a long simulated cuff.