Although pants were worn by women long ago, for their practical value, given that they did not hinder their movements as dresses did, the prohibition against them as being an item ‘appropriated’ by males took a long time to dispel. Nevertheless, step by step, from being allowed for outdoor work, riding or gardening, since the late 20th century, they have become a fashion item for females. And since then times and again they have proved their femininity, contrary to how they were perceived at the beginning.
They succeeded to overcome in time the polarization between casual and elegant: being doomed to be the casual item of clothing used for leisurely activities, sports etc, reminding one constantly of their maleness, finally they have proved to be elegant, if well designed and made of proper fabric. Exactly this double feature makes them so valuable nowadays.
On the one hand, they can be classy and dressy, take for instance some wide-leg pants with a banded waist that you may trust any time for a professional encounter or for a business dinner without compromising on the style side; on the other, they can help you feel free, informal and comfortable at utmost: just think about some pull-on drawstring pants or with full elastic waist, with on-seam pockets or no pockets at all.
But the best of all would be some pants combining the two features: casual yet posh, the pants that would have style but in a discreet manner, that would display a natural effortless style. For that not only the design is key but the fabric too. Some long, flowing pants would epitomize this style wonderfully, especially if made of silk or linen. In summer though we would go rather for linen, for that soft drape combined with strength of fabric and no wrinkling concern, given that wrinkles come in one package with its texture, becoming for once chic instead of dreadful.
In summer especially, when sweating is our big problem, such pants enhanced by the absorbent feature of their fabric would enable us to move care free, feeling cool properly speaking while supported by these skin friendly companions. They would not cling literally to us, embarrassing us at every movement.
So, if you want some pants you may wear for formal and casual occasions as well, you want to feel free and at the same time elegant, endless designs of pants made of this wonderful material, in all colours, shapes and sizes are waiting for you to share with them the feeling of ease while looking your very best.