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What are the sources for women to wear/ not wear pants?

Why cant women wear baggy pants when now-a-days women who are "tznius" wear tight skirts or skirts above the knees who keep having to pull them down? Isnt it less revealing and modest to wear baggy pants than to wear even tight skirts that may cover the knees?

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    I think this is basically a good question. However, the premise that women with tight skirts and skirts above the knees are "tznius" is false (as I think you realize, from your use of quotation marks). I don't think the question depends on the fact that many skirts are insufficiently modest, or that may otherwise religious women are insufficiently careful about wearing such problematic skirts.
    – LazerA
    Dec 13, 2012 at 11:56
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    Pants depends on whom you ask; see my answer to this related question
    – yitznewton
    Dec 13, 2012 at 14:05
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    @LazerA I think you'll find it difficult to defend the beged ish angle nowadays aside from within the confines of certain insular communities. I think pretty much everyone agrees that what constitutes beged ish (or beged isha) is dependent on the time and place (for example see YD 182:5).
    – Double AA
    Dec 13, 2012 at 14:45
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    Lauren, welcome to Mi Yodeya! If you could edit into your question how you know women can't wear baggy pants it would greatly improve its value. Otherwise I think this question is asking "Can women wear baggy pants" which makes it a duplicate of the linked question.
    – Double AA
    Dec 13, 2012 at 14:47
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    I'd classify this as a dupe to this question, although the title suggests it is not. I think the underlying question is the same, though.
    – Seth J
    Dec 13, 2012 at 15:05


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