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Capri Pants ("capris") are a style of pants usually worn in warm weather. They are designed to end mid-calf or just below the calf. More recently, the length of the pants has been shortened to just below the knee in some designs. Though capri pants are most popular with women, they have become popular among men in many countries, especially Europe. Although they have recently begun to be worn by young and middle-aged men in urban areas of the United States. Pants are a type of clothing for the lower body. ...

Capri pants were first designed by European fashion designer, Sonja de Lennart, in 1948 [1][2][3] and they became popular in the US during the 1960s, largely due to the influence of the popular television series The Dick Van Dyke Show. The character of Laura Petrie, the young housewife played by Mary Tyler Moore, caused a fashion sensation – and some mild controversy – by wearing snug-fitting capri pants during the show's run. After a drop in popularity during the 1970s through the 1990s (though Uma Thurman wore them in Pulp Fiction), capri pants again became a dominant trend during the 2000s. Common shoes worn with capris are ballet flats, and mary janes as well as sneakers like Keds. Popular tennis star Rafael Nadal sports capri pants for all his matches. The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, created by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. ... This article is about the actress. ... Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ... Rafael Nadal Parera (IPA: ) (born June 3, 1986, in Manacor, Mallorca) is a Spanish professional tennis player. ...

The pants' name originated from the Italian isle of Capri, where they were first made popular in the late fifties and early sixties. For other uses, see Capri (disambiguation). ...

See also

Pedal pushers are calf-length trousers that were popular during the 1950s. ... Knickerbockers were a kind of mens or boys baggy knee trousers, of a type particularly popular in the early twentieth century. ...


  1. ^ THE DAILY FREEMAN, New York, 01/18/2006, “Life”
  2. ^ JASMIN Magazine, Number 26/69, 12/22/69, "What Fashion Designers Think If They Create These Dresses"
  3. ^ http://www.sonjadelennart.com - Official Site

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  Results from FactBites:
Flak Magazine: Capri Pants, 08.05.03 (418 words)
Capri pants — essentially pants that somehow lost their nerve on the way to becoming shorts —; are a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped inside a 24" inseam.
Supporters of the capri inevitably claim the pants are "cute," and maybe some wearers see themselves as Gidget twisting the night away at a beach barbecue.
Capris, and their insidious relatives pedal pushers and clam diggers, now comprise 98.5 percent of the women's trouser market.
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