Monday, April 6, 2009
Why do Women button from the left men from the right
Have you ever wondered why women button their clothing from left to right and men from right to left? Men generally dressed themselves, and since most were right-handed, it only made sense for buttons to be sewn on the right-hand side. Women who could afford buttons at the time had hand maidens who were mostly right-handed, so buttons were sewn on the left. The tailors of the time were accustomed to this and fashioned men's and women's clothing accordingly. The placing of buttons on the left for women and the right for men remains in place today.