Capri pants (often just called capris) are a
trousers worn primarily by
women during the
summer. They are designed to end near the mid-calf or
just below the calf.
Capri pants became popular in the
United States during the 1960's, largely due to the
influence of the popular television series The Dick Van Dyke
Show. Laura, the young housewife played by Mary Tyler Moore,
caused a fashion sensation by wearing snug-fitting Capri
pants in many episodes. After a drop in popularity during
the 1970's through the 1990's, Capri pants again became a
dominant trend during the early 21st century.
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