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About Vintage Pants

In the days of old Hollywood, many viewed pants as men's attire, but that did not stop screen sirens such as Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich from making the trouser look their own. Vintage pants often conjure images of these pioneers, with elegant cuts worthy of the silver screen. Both Katherine and Marlene preferred vintage high-waisted pants styles, which was a popular look in the 1940s. In the 1950s, leg widths narrowed for everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe. In contrast, men's dress pants in the 1950s were roomier and usually featured pleated waists. In the 1970s, bell-bottoms took off for both men and women, and the look hit disco dance floors all over the country. The large inventory on eBay reflects the vast number of possibilities that vintage pants styles offer. Browse through decades of fashion and choose from selections of dressy vintage trousers, colorful hippie corduroy, flared jeans, and more.