Jeans through the decades

Mar 23, 2012 at 3:49 a.m. ET
The original denim jeans were patented in 1873 by immigrant Levi Strauss. Photo credit: Levi’s®

1 /14: Baggy pants

1/14 :Baggy pants

2 /14: Designer labels

2/14 :Designer labels

3 /14: High-waisted

3/14 :High-waisted

4 /14: Bell-bottoms

4/14 :Bell-bottoms

5 /14: The '50s rebel

5/14 :The '50s rebel

6 /14: Cowboys and Westerns

6/14 :Cowboys and Westerns

7 /14: Off-duty World War II soldiers

7/14 :Off-duty World War II soldiers

8 /14: Denim jackets

8/14 :Denim jackets

9 /14: The jumpsuit

9/14 :The jumpsuit

10 /14: Daisy Dukes

10/14 :Daisy Dukes

11 /14: Acid wash

11/14 :Acid wash

12 /14: Maternity

12/14 :Maternity

13 /14: Skinny jeans

13/14 :Skinny jeans

14 /14: Overalls

14/14 :Overalls