Many Christians believe that a woman should only wear dresses and not pants. Those with said frame of mind are only misusing the following verse.
“The woman shall not wear that which pertains unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” Deuteronomy 22:5
First, there were no pants in existence when those words were written.
Second, that verse simply means exactly what it says. If a man puts on a garment belonging to woman (e.g., a dress), he’s not acting like a man, but like a woman – thus, contrary to nature. Today, we call such a person a transvestite. That’s the spirit of the verse.
It has nothing to do with pants and dresses, especially when in biblical times both men and women wore tunics, which looked almost identical.
Therefore, the spirit of the verse is what needs to be upheld.