They were first made in 1948 by Sonja de Lennart, a clothes designer from Prussia. They were popular in the 1950s and 1960s, but went out of style until the 2000s, when they became popular again.
Some pants have a zipper at the knee, allowing them to be converted into shorts. This design allows people to change between shorts and pants in variable weather conditions.
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- "Capri Pants A Timeless Fashion Trend". Fashion Style You. http://www.fashionstyleyou.co.uk/capri-pants-a-timeless-fashion-trend/. Retrieved 28 January 2011.