The western wear we have today has a long history; from the old body wraps made of cow-skin to the modern assortment of Ladies Western Wear in the central street fashion stores. Ladies Western Wear was composed of unique garments worn by cowboys and their servants, mainly made of leather and natural fibers. The garments were designed to offer protection while working on the ranches.
Ladies Western Wear was quite diverse, basically the set up consisted of leather boots stretching from the heels up close to the knees, cotton or wool pants, a shirt, a vest or a waistcoat and a hat with a wide brim. The reason why cowboy western wear remained distinctive in style is perhaps because there was little availability of foreign wear, especially deep in the ranches.