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