The term cultural history refers both to an academic discipline and to its subject matter.
Cultural history, as a discipline, at least in its common definition since the 1970s, often combines the approaches of anthropology and history to look at popular cultural traditions and cultural interpretations of historical experience. It examines the records and narrative descriptions of past knowledge, customs, and arts of a group of people. Its subject matter encompasses the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future pertaining to a culture.
Hip-huggers are a style of pants worn by both men and women, generally made of denim and fitted tightly around the hips and thighs, while flaring out towards the lower leg. They were first designed by Irene Kasmer in 1957 for Ardee.]citation needed[
Hip-huggers are worn in a variety of different styles, sometimes "riding" low to expose the buttocks to varying degrees. There are also variations of hip-huggers created with a material designed to stretch and tighter fitting stretch materials that vary in color. Hip-hugger jeans were popular during the 1960s and into the early 1980s. The hip-huggers of the 60s, 70s and early 1980s can be distinguished from those of the 90s by the tightness of the knee.