Gender is defined as either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones.
Gender within fashion is most commonly focused on what society deems appropriate for men and women to wear, however this construct is forever being broken and changed. A key example of this is in the 20th century, with the 1st and 2nd world war, when women began working in industrial sectors, it became a necessity to wear trousers and overalls to allow for more mobility, as the common style of skirt or dress was heavy, bulky and difficult to move in. This lead to many women embracing the concept of “rational dress”, with some leaning towards it for more of a practical and comfort reason while others viewed it as a women’s rights movement. Trousers and shorts began being worn by celebrities, with one of Audrey Hepburns signature outfits was cropped trousers, in her 1956 film, funny face, which is still trending with consumers attempting to recreate