Unisex apparel is clothing which may be worn by both male and female genders. A common example of unisex apparel is shirt and pants that are worn by both men and women.
During the course of history various cultures have had unisex clothing. The term "unisex" was first used in the 1960s to describe a new style of clothing designed to be worn by both genders. Although trousers for women had been growing in popularity for some decades, the sudden and overwhelming trend of young people wearing jeans, regardless of gender probably contributed more to the evolution of a unisex style than the women's movement or the sexual revolution. There can be little doubt that all these elements had their part to play in the introduction of this new mode of dressing. Short lived though it was as a fashion trend, the influence of the unisex style continues to make its influence felt in current fashion. The term may have fallen out of use but with males now beginning to break down barriers by wearing what once would have been considered female attire, unisex may be set to make even bigger impact than it did in the 1960s.
A common mode of unisex dressing in the current era could be a costume made up of shirt, pants or both as these articles are considered appropriate for either gender in western society. Both men and women wear shirt and pants on regular basis in the western world and it has become quite a fashion favourite despite feminine style clothing maintaining a secure place in female fashion.
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