September 20, 2010

incase you've been wondering....
why do men's clothes have buttons on the right,
while women's clothes have buttons on the left?
when buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid's right! since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left and that's where women's buttons have remained since.


Anonymous said...

I Mr. Tom is getting old. or thinks he is. How time flys.

Mitzi Curi said...

Michelle, I did not know that bit of button history! I'm a button lover, too. Enjoy your week,

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Thanks for the post-I've wondered about that-but never researched it!