Harem Pants

Bellingham, 1911: Women Arrested for Wearing Pants

Bellingham, 1911: Women Arrested for Wearing Pants

In 1911 two young Bellingham women caused a “Flurry” on Holly Street by wearing the latest controversial ladies’ fashion… the “Harem Skirt.”  Despite the name, the scandalous aspect of the “Harem Skirt” was really about women wearing “men’s wear,” or pants.