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The history of gendered clothing

Did you know that men and women button their shirts from different sides? Here are three clothing items you wouldn't guess are gendered.

01/16/2020 12:57 PMupdated: 01/20/2020 6:33 PM
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  • Maryann B.
    16 hours

    Very interesting

  • Gina J.
    16 hours

    Wow! Interesting! 👍

  • Christine W.
    a day

    I always thought it was because someone else dressed noble women, the only ones who could afford the expensive new thing ‘buttons’ and men dressed themselves!

  • Gina J.
    a day

    Wow! Interesting! 👍

  • Hương G.
    2 days

    Men sure controlled the history.

  • Mary A.
    5 days

    I like pockets if they are done right. No big lumps.

  • Roy S.
    5 days

    The women's buttons are placed on the left for ease in unbuttoning to enable nursing a baby. Most women handle the baby predominantly with their right hand. Historical fact, done for functionality, not fashion.

  • Candace B.
    5 days

    If I had had a wedding dress it would have had pckets.