November 7, 1800

On November 7, 1800, it became illegal for women in Paris to wear trousers without a Police permit. It was still illegal for them to go naked in public. In 2013, the ‘trouser ban’ was annulled after 213 years, but it was still illegal for women to go ‘full Godiva’ in public.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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