A Victorian woman started her marathon dressing session with a pair of drawers. Drawers were most often split (crotchless) and about knee length. Some drawers aren’t split, and it makes you wonder how they worked, since they were under all the other layers. Many times you’ll see drawers referred to as bloomers, pantalets, or even pantaloons, which are really men’s pants. Beginning around the 1920s, drawers morphed into tap pants, which had much shorter legs and a closed crotch.