Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right & women’s clothes have buttons on the left?

jacket_rustcolorxWhen buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid’s right!   And that’s where women’s buttons have remained since.

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