Happy 75th birthday, women's jeans!

Lady Levi's were invented in 1934, and it wasn't long before department stores started stocking them. Shortly after, the jeans switched from a button fly to a zipper to conform to more ladylike ... more 
Lady Levi's were invented in 1934, and it wasn't long before department stores started stocking them. Shortly after, the jeans switched from a button fly to a zipper to conform to more ladylike ideals.-
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 3:49 PM EDT
For most of us, we would be nothing without our jeans. They're our go-to wardrobe staple. Nowadays there's a style for every occasion: playing with your kids, going on hot a date, or even heading to a meeting, but prior to 1934 that was not the case. In fact, the only way women could wear jeans back then was by borrowing them from their husbands or boyfriends. Lame! Jeans were originally created by Levi Strauss & Co. for working men in 1873, and it took decades for them to fully cross over to the fairer sex. Now women's denim leads the trends every season, and surely we could not live without them.



In honor of the 75th anniversary of the creation of Lady Levi's, we're taking a stroll down memory lane to check out some of the awesome achievements in denim and to see how they compare to the popular styles we wear today.