The Palazzo pant is very similar to the pant from the 1930s avant-garde fashion era, worn by women such as Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich. Women who refused to follow the norm. But the idea that pants equal male-only outfit was a tenacious one. The Palazzo pant became popular in the late 1960s, with a similar story as the one of the culotte. It came to life as camouflage for women who wanted to wear pants but still look as if they were wearing a skirt, hence the wide leg that flares out from the waist. In the 60s women wearing pants were still considered inappropriate and several restaurants refused to admit women in trousers. Some females opted for the Palazzo pant or the culotte to get by silly rules like that.