Did you know ? The 20s was the decade of the first women's trousers , the riding trousers . The 30s and 40s celebrities started adopting masculine tailored trousers and in the 50s women went from tailored , baggy trousers to form fitting, ankle bearing trousers . In the 60s the bell bottom trousers were introduced , with trousers made of stretchy wool jersey . The hippy culture of the 70s was celebrated with high waisted trousers and overly fitted trousers and for the first time it was cool to wear ripped trousers . 1980s depicted women in elegant trousers , cropped and baggy pleated trousers . In the 90s the black trousers gave a fresh and polished look .