Sunday, November 26, 2017

TLC Fascinating Fun Facts About .... Women and Trousers

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Fascinating Fun Facts About .... Women and Trousers
Duration: 6 months from Starting Date.


1. In 1919, Luisa Capetillo challenged the mainstream society by becoming the first woman in Puerto Rico to wear trousers in public. Capetillo was sent to jail for what was then considered to be a "crime", but the judge later dropped the charges against her.
👖Read a book where a female character goes to jail for fraudulent reason.
Happy Pants Cafe Mimi Jean Pamfiloff 12/14/17

2. During World War II, women working in industrial work in war service wore their husbands' (suitably altered) trousers, and in the post-war era trousers were still common casual wear for gardening, socializing, and other leisure pursuits.
👖Read a book where a woman wears trousers during gardening, socializing, and other leisure pursuits.
Christmas Nights J.H. Croix 12/2/17

3. Women increasingly wore trousers as leisurewear in the 1920s and 30s. In the early 20th century female pilots and other working women often wore trousers. Actresses Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn were often photographed in trousers from the 1930s.
👖 Read a book where a woman character is a pilot or actress.
A Very Daring Christmas Pamela Aares 12/13/17

4. During the Second World War in Britain, many women took to wearing their husbands' civilian clothes to work while their husbands were away in the armed forces due to rationing. This was partly because they were seen as work garments, and partly to allow women to keep their clothing allowance for other uses. 
👖Read a book where a woman wears a man's clothing.
An Ex for Christmas Lauren Layne 12/9/17


5. In 1934, the first pair of women's jeans -- and women's jeans advertising -- are born when Levi Strauss & Co. invents Lady Levi's jeans, which are marketed in the Western United States to women working on ranches. In the 1960s, André Courrèges introduced jeans for women, leading to the era of designer jeans.
👖Read a book where a woman shops for jeans OR with a woman wearing jeans on the cover.
Holly and Ivy by Fern Michaels
Holly and Ivy Fern Michaels 12/21/17

6. In 1969 Rep. Charlotte Reid (R-Ill.) became the first woman to wear trousers in the U.S. Congress. Women were not allowed to wear trousers on the U.S. Senate floor until 1993. In 1993, Senators Barbara Mikulski and Carol Moseley Braun wore trousers onto the floor in defiance of the rule, and female support staff followed soon after, with the rule being amended later that year by Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Martha Pope to allow women to wear trousers on the floor so long as they also wore a jacket.
👖Read a book whose author's initials are in CONGRESS or SENATE.
Ha! It's in both!!Christmas at Whisper Beach Shelley Noble 12/8/17

7. Pat Nixon was the first American First Lady to wear trousers in public. Hillary Clinton was the first woman to wear trousers in an official U.S. First Lady portrait.
👖Read a book with a female character whose name starts with P, N, H or C. Tell us the name!
Pamela Sea Change Karen White 12/4/17

8. For a period in the 1970s, trousers became quite fashionable for women. In the United States, this may be due to the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which declared that dresses could not be required of girls. Dress codes thus changed in public schools across the United States.
👖 Read a book with a little girl as a prominent character OR with a little girl in a dress on the cover.
Skeleton Canyon J.A. Jance 12/20/17

9. Certain religions have beliefs concerning the way women may dress. Religion and Dress 
👖Read a book with a religious female character who dresses the way her religion dictates.
Flame in the Dark Faith Hunter 12/7/17

10. Many forms of dancing require females to wear skirts or dresses, either by convention or competition rules. In Scottish highland dancing for example, women don't wear trews, but instead either wear a skirt or dress including the Aboyne dress (for the national dances) or the kilt-based outfit for the Highland dances. However, tartan trews can be worn by women in the United States.
👖Read a book where women dance.
The Christmas Room Catherine Anderson 12/8/17

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