Here’s Why The Buttons On Men And Women’s Shirt Are On Opposite Sides


Shirts are such wonderful outfits that are loved by everyone whether a boy or girl. But have you ever noticed why the buttons of the shirts are placed on right for men and why it is on the left for women? We will tell you why it is so. There are certain strange logics behind this which will leave you thinking about these.

All of us know about megalomaniac Napoleon. If you notice all his portraits, you would find his hands being tucked in his coat. Such thing could only happen if the buttoning was on the right side.


Women were said to be imitating him. For this reason, he ordered all women clothes to put buttons on the opposite side so that he was no longer mimicked. Pone single order for him changed the style of shirts for women.

Men always dress by themselves but as for the women, they were dressed by the servants in the previous times. Since most of the servants were right handed, it was much easy to do if the buttons are on the left. For this reason, women have shirt buttons on left.

Swords were held by men in right hand. So during war, it was easy to unbutton the upper coat and carry on the war and prepare for any danger. But since women use to hold their babies on the right, keeping button in the right hand would facilitate breast feeding. In this way, it would be easier for everyone.

Whenever there was a combat, men used to sit astride and generally ride through the left side of the road so that the right hand could be used to hold swords. Since women se to sit sidesaddle like now also they do while riding a bike or cycle, wind is prevented from entering into their shirts if the button is towards the left. Thus, it is also said to be one of the majore reasons.

On one hand, women shout for equality and on the other, they want to be different. Hence, they preferred buttons to be on the opposite side to stand out as different while they had mostly kept all other things same. Sometimes, there are needs to be different in order to have a separate style.