It's not just the men that define the western lifestyle. Women have played an important part in shaping the West. Ever since the early 1800's, women "cowboyed" right there with the men. The same is true for women and rodeos. Cowgirls have been roping in local ranch rodeos since the 1800s too. Now is the time to celebrate the female voice and all of the cowgirls out there. Nothing speaks to that more than a comfortable pair of cowgirl boots, a great cowgirl jacket and a signature cowgirl hat.

Women have always been know as the fashionistas of western wear bringing the look into the mainstream. Whether that is your style and you want to throw on a pair of Lucchese Boots for a night on the town or hit the ranch for a hard day of work in some Justin Boots; women don't just stay at home and sit pretty. Today's Cowgirls play a huge role in the equestrian part of the western lifestyle as well. With brands like Ariat Boots, women have brought great looks to the elegance of equestrian riding.

Women's western wear is also about accessories. What is a cowgirl without her cowgirl hat or her cowgirl belt. Find a huge assortment of western belts and western belt buckles at BootBarn.com. They will help complete the cowgirl outfit for the ranch or the saloon.

Let's not forget about the part women played in the storied history of the American Cowboy and the American Cowgirl. Cowgirls were vital to shaping the West in how the West was lived in the past and how the West lives today. So grab that perfect pair of cowgirl boots, a comfortable pair of women's jeans and accessorize it all. Here's to the Cowgirl! Boot Barn salutes you!