Paris women finally allowed to wear trousers


Women in Paris are now legally allowed to wear trousers after a 214-year-old law was abolished.

France's Minister of Women's Rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem has axed the 1799 legislation which stated females in the French capital who wish to "dress like a man" must obtain permission from the police.

But Vallaud-Belkacem has now dismissed the old document as "nothing but a museum piece".

The law has been relaxed a number of times over the years, first off in 1892 when women were granted permission to wear trousers in Paris "as long as the woman is holding the reins of a horse".

And in 1909 they were allowed to don the garments as long as they were "on a bicycle or holding it by the handlebars".

-Bang Showbizz

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