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10 Craziest Fashion Trends People Used To Follow In The Past



When our grandparents tell us about our crazy trends, which makes no sense to them, we can backfire them with the crazy trends that they used to follow. These pictures will not only surprise you but you will also have a good time laughing on these hilarious pictures. Our ancestors had quite a taste when it came to fashion. They believed in making everything a little extra. Below are the craziest fashion trends people used to follow in the past.

Toxic fabric dyes

Toxic fabric dyes

We have come a long way from toxic color dyes to skin friendly dyes. But in the past, color dyes were not only expensive but they were also very toxic. The dye contained arsenic and copper sulfate.

Crinoline

Crinoline

Whenever we see a lady wearing a crinoline, we are reminded of the past times, where the princess and queens used to wear these. But what we don't know is what they actually went through when they wore this. They would get stuck in the doorway and sometimes even get too close to fire without realizing it.

Foot binding

Foot binding

This weird tradition was very popular in China till 1911. It was banned after people realized that it wasn't a good thing to do to your body. The noble families followed this tradition, where they used to bind, young girl's feet. This was done to resemble a lotus as their feet would stop growing normally.

Extreme high heels

Extreme high heels

These are known as Chopines. we are very lucky to be living in the time where our heels look pretty and are comfortable. These were actually introduced because of the mud on the streets. But then this trend spread across Europe among women and the heels height kept increasing. There was even a time, where they couldn't walk without their servant's help.

Belladonna for shining eyes

Belladonna for shining eyes

Now we know how toxic belladonna is but the Queens of the past weren't aware of the fact and that is why they used it to make their eyes look sparkly.

Toxic cosmetics

Toxic cosmetics

The noble families used to follow this trend. Porcelain white skin was used to whiten their faces. This caused bad skin, hair loss, etc. The blush used to contain arsenic. Which is why the women back then only used to live maximum by their 30's.

Uncomfortable maternity girdle

Uncomfortable maternity girdle

God, knows why they even came up with this concept. This not only looks uncomfortable but was very painful too. It was heavily boned, zippered.

Corsets

Corsets

Corsets were made of metal and then evolved to wooden pieces. These were not at all good for the bones and caused, deformed the skeleton and displaced the internal organs.

This weird knitted underwear

This weird knitted underwear

This was such a bad idea, why would any guy wear this weird knitted underwear? This doesn't even serve the purpose it is made for.

Stiff collars

Stiff collars

People used to bear the uncomfortable things for the sake of fashion. This stiff color was the same. It looked awesome, but it was quite uncomfortable.



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