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Why do men’s shirts have buttons on the left side while women’s shirts have them on the right?

Why do men’s shirts have buttons on the left side while women’s shirts have them on the right?The rationale dates back to over a century: men’s buttons are on the left because men have always tended to dress themselves and most men (and women, for that matter) are right-handed. Women’s buttons are on the right side because years ago they relied on their maids to help them get dressed. They would be right-handed and so when dressing someone else up would prefer to have the buttons on their right side (the left side of the garment).

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