Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Cropped Trousers

Cropped Trousers  

Capri pants (also known as three quarter legs, capris, crop pants, man-pris, clam-diggers,flood pants, jams, highwaters, or toreador pants are pants that are longer than shorts but are not as long as trousers. Capri pants can be a generic term for any cropped slim pants, and also used as a specific term to refer to pants that end on the ankle bone.


Capri pants were introduced by fashion designer Sonja de Lennart in 1948, and were popularised by her and English couturier Bunny Roger. The name of the pants is derived from the Italian isle of Capri, where they rose to popularity in the late 1950s and early '60s.The actress Audrey Hepburn was among the first movie stars who wore Capris, and the pants quickly became synonymous with her classic style. The French actress Brigitte Bardot notoriously wore Capri pants at a time when trousers were still a new thing for women. Marilyn Monroe always travelled with Capris.

By the mid 1960s, Capri-style tight-fitting cargo pants became popular among teenage boys; a good example was the superstar teen actor of that era, Luke Halpin, who wore them in some episodes of the popular Flipper.[citation needed] After a drop in popularity during the 1970s through the 1990s, Capris returned to favour in the mid 2000s. Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal wore Capri pants in the majority of his matches before 2009 following a deal with Nike to wear sponsored Capris, a deal that Roger Federer had turned down before him. The Thirteenth Doctor from Doctor Who wore Capri pants. Kate Middleton wore Capri pants for outdoorsy events.

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