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Women's clothes button the opposite of men's clothes because of old traditions when women were dressed by their mothers or nannies. It becomes easier to button when in reverse.

A woman's blouse buttons the opposite of men's clothing because of when women were evailed certain rights in history. When women were allowed to ride horses it was proper for a lady to ride side saddle. Thus she always rode on the left side. This caused a woman's blouse to come open in the wind. So the blouse was changed to button opposite as not to be obscene.

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Because of swordfighting. Most people are right handed hence it was easier to menouver with buttons on the other side.Fewer women were swordfighters (sadly still true) hence button placement was less important. It does however make it easier if you are lefthanded and female. Lefthanded fencer not so much.

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