Heavy woollen clothing was a necessity for women of the working class in the past. In humid climates, these garments were too cumbersome and time-consuming to wear. In order to wear a dress that was both practical and fashionable, women began stealing men’s shirts for their own wardrobes. Since these shirts were intended for men, their aesthetic appeal was limited to a simple colour palette and loose fit. It wasn’t until later that they were reworked for women with slim waists and bright hues as well as patterns and prints.