It’s so easy to step back and laugh at all the weird things our parents did, said and wore back in the day. But our turn is coming, guys. And remember, the 90s weren’t too kind to us.
At least we can all probably agree that fashion fads from past decades out-weird any recent trends. Even parachute pants don’t hold a candle to these strange style choices. These fashion statements all say one thing: yikes.
1.) Scented Cones
Wikipedia The first attempt at platform shoes was a symbol of wealth in the 16th and 17th century. The taller the shoes were, the more money that person had.
3.) Powdered Wigs
Hulton Archive In the 16th century, these wigs became popular around the same time syphilis did. Instead of finding a way to protect themselves from contracting the disease, or simply keeping it in their pants, noblemen and women treated the common symptom of balding with these powdered solutions.
Wikipedia The padding was popularized during the Elizabethan era and was embraced by both men and women looking for those “leg of mutton” curves.
Hulton Archive Residents of Langes, France, in the 19th century took the tall-shoe fad to new heights with their 5 feet tall stilt-shoes. They were used for the more practical reason of wading through the marshy countryside.
6.) Hobble Skirts
7.) Symington Side Lacer
Historikal Modiste Flapper style didn’t favor the curvy, so this brassiere was invented to squish rather than support women’s bosom in the 1920s.
(via Mental Floss.)
I suddenly feel less embarrassed by my overalls and Starter jackets.
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