Your favorite celeb is likely wearing the pants that you want. From checkered to khaki to high-waisted pants, you can copy the look of the Red Carpet by knowing what to look for. Pants were a statement of liberty in the 19th and early 20th century. For a famous woman to be photographed wearing pants or slacks bordered on scandalous. Women wore pants for practical reasons all over the world; pants are easier and safer for work in factories, mines, and farm fields. Pants were also a symbol of the suffrage movement and the freedoms that women were fighting for.