The Evolution Of Women’s Jeans Throughout The Years

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Princess Diana wearing jeans.

Trace the evolution of women’s jeans, ahead. See the most important social and pop cultural moments that have shaped society’s views on denim and its role in the trend cycle.

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Levi’s introduced the first pair of women’s jeans — The Lady Levi’s — in 1934. They were initially made for women working on farms and ranches. Later on, Hollywood western films made the look feel more mainstream with actors like Jane Russell, pictured here, wearing jeans.Silver Screen Collection/Moviepix/Getty Images