Capris became increasingly popular in the 50’s as a revolutionary new sporty-casual look. Pedal Pushers or Clam Diggers are other names given to the capri pant, projecting a perky, fun image that is less cumbersome than a full length pant or jean. Capris can be embellished, cuffed, or basic. Pedal Pushers appeared frequently in films from the 50’s – worn by classic actresses such as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Doris Day, and Sophia Loren.
Patchington capris are a wardrobe staple, almost seasonless taking you from spring & summer through to fall.
Montgomery Ward claimed the invention of the skort in their 1959 spring/summer catalog. The short accordion pleated skirt had an attached bloomer underneath. In recent years the term skort was given to any skirt that had an attached short. Before that, skorts were a pair of shorts at the back with a wrap front.