The garments usually worn from waist and extends till ankles and covers both legs discretely are called Pants. They are different from robes and skirts which cover both legs together. Most popularly, pants are called trousers and are worn both by men and women. However, in the United Kingdom pants refer to underwear. Shorts are also categorized as pants but they do differ in length being shorter.
Pants may be of several types ranging from the denim jeans, track pants, yoga pants. They are worn by people of all ages and serve the purpose of both formal and informal wear. Where the formal pants are made up of thick material like jeans on the other hand, the pants for casual wear puts into use fabrics like cotton, nylon, satin, etc.
Leggings are another type of pants worn typically by women. These are form-fitting garments and are made of stretchable materials like spandex and knitted cotton. The formal pants are held up with fastenings like belts or suspender (braces). Slacks are another form of loose pants worn by women. Pants are available in vibrant colors in the market are often teamed by with shirts and blazers (for men) and with tops (for women).