Fashion trends have been at the center of criticism in every period of history. For example, ripped pants have been considered very strange by our elders since they first appeared. Just like the length of flapper dresses, the height of stilettos, or the elevated and bouncy hair of the 80s. Fashion is permanent, but trends are temporary. What everyone wore five years ago may seem strange to us today. In this article, we’ll go back a little bit and talk about the strangest trends in fashion history.
1. Fluffy skirts
Fluffy or hoop skirts were very popular among the wealthy in the 19th century. In the Victorian era, women were obsessed with making their waists look slim as if they didn’t exist. To achieve this, they resorted to skirts that puffed up like balloons. These clothes are inspired by previous fashion trends.
Fluffy skirts were originally made of stiff horsehair. Later, the fabrics became a little thinner. The larger the crinoline, the richer the woman was supposed to be. This became so fashionable that women could not walk through doors in the Victorian era! Later, armless chairs appeared for these skirts. Unfortunately, skirts caught fire very easily. Because of this, tragic events were constantly happening. Even puffy skirts were sometimes attached to passing cars, causing the death of women.
Another trend from Victorian England was pigment invented in Germany in 1814. This paint was a bright green and was very popular when it first appeared. The only downside to the color was the use of arsenic trioxide or “white arsenic” to produce such a vibrant color. arsenic. Draw women’s accessories, dresses, shoes and gloves. The poisonous tissue caused terrible burns and wounds on people’s skin. Hair was falling out, and in some cases people were dying.
3. Pique shoes
Between the 12th and 15th centuries, tall, pointed shoes became fashionable. These were called Crackowe or Pike Boots. Strangely enough, these shoes were attached to the wearer’s legs with a chain. In 1382, King II. It is believed to have begun with Richard’s marriage to Anne of Bohemia. The shoes were worn by both men and women. But men were more exaggerated and long. Because long noses were considered a sign of wealth. In 1465, this shoe was completely banned in England and France.
Chopin’s platform shoes were originally worn by women in Venice so as not to get their skirts dirty. However, they quickly became a status symbol. The higher the shoe, the higher the social class of the woman. Chopins were produced by sewing blocks of cork onto delicate soles made of velvet or silk. Women often needed two people to put on their Chopines and a maid to help walk them.
5. Black teeth
Pearly white teeth were not always the standard of beauty in society. Blackened or rotten blackened teeth symbolize nobility and are even considered beautiful. In the early eighth century in Japan, people began to paint their teeth black. Later on, this trend continued as black things were considered beautiful. During the Heian period, many Japanese nobles painted their teeth black using a mixture called kanemizu when they were just 15 years old. Because it symbolizes the transition from adolescence to adulthood. This app was later banned. This is now done by geisha for ceremonial reasons only.
In Tudor England, black teeth became popular because of Queen Elizabeth I, who was famous for her sweet tooth. Having sugary dishes on the table with poor oral hygiene was a sign of wealth. Ordinary people who lived at that time painted their teeth black to make themselves look rich.
6. Tudor collars
An interesting trend of the Tudor period was the massive collars made of imported linen, which framed the face. It was often worn by the nobility of the time, including Queen Elizabeth. While uncomfortable and useless, the collar was an integral part of the members of the English court and showed the wearer’s high status. Those made of cheap fabrics can make people suffocate.
7. Lame skirts
Between 1908 and 1914, women began to demand more freedom and rights. It is very tragic that this skirt came out at that time. Because lame skirts were some of the most restrictive garments of the 20th century. The skirt extended to the ankle and suddenly began to narrow. This made walking very difficult. In fact, they were so narrow that the women wearing them could walk with very short strides.
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