The Zodiacs of New Orleans have been the best-dressed bowling team for 50 years, being well-known for their lavishly themed costumes. At the 1971 Women’s International Bowling Congress tournament, the Zodiacs used their uniforms to take a stand. Women bowlers were expected to comply with a dress code that did not allow for pants. The Zodiacs arrived at the tournament in what appeared to be floor-length gowns and white gloves, but when they stepped up on the lanes, they removed the bottom of the gown to reveal matching pants, the first bowling pantsuit in tournament play. Watch a video!
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