Old Paris Law Bans Pants for Women

If it isn't already daunting enough to pack for a trip to fashionable Paris, female visitors, beware: It's illegal to wear pants. So says a law dating from 1800 that has never been taken off the books — only relaxed to allow women the comfort of two legs when riding bicycles or horses. French parliamentarians have occasionally pushed for the law to be set aside, and a senator from the opposition UMP party recently asked again for the government to do just that. The Ministry for...Full Story
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