Today, capris are a staple in most closets. Whether you dress it up or down, this three quarter pant is easily paired with all of your summer faves and suits any occasion. This month, Penningtons focuses on this style by offering you a large variety of capris from denim to linen. But, have you ever wondered where they come from? Here are some interesting facts about the capri, a pant that has definitively left a mark in modern fashion.
- The name Capri is derived from the island of Capri, Italy where its popularity rose in late 1950s.
- This style was introduced by fashion designer Sonja de Lennart who is 96 years old today.
- The capri became widely popular thanks to celebrities at the time, such as American actress Grace Kelly. She was one of the first people to wear the style on the island of Capri.
- It was introduced in the United-States around the 1960s, while being featured in the TV show The Dick Van Dyke Show and became a real fashion sensation.
While fashion has changed over the years, the capri has remained a staple. Versatile, comfortable and available in endless options of fabric, color and design, find your perfect fit and make it work to your own sense of style.