7 Classic Fashion Trends That Don’t Make Sense Today

From black teeth or killer skirts, history has given us a lot of fashion trends which seem completely bizarre today. Take a look at 7 of these classic trends that don’t make sense today.

#1. Wearing socks with sandals

Wearing socks with sandals

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The most disturbing fashion trend that can still be spotted today was brought by ancient Romans. Despite being considered a of faux pass today, ancient Romans proudly flaunted socks underneath open-toe sandals. It took years of hard work and research by archaeologists and historians to lean the footwear of ancient Romans. So now we know where it came from! But socks underneath sandals are still not acceptable in today’s world!

#2. Black Teeth

Black Teeth

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Who would have thought that decaying teeth could be in fashion? Apparently, they were in early Tudor England when sugar wasn’t easy to come by. The Queen at that time had a sweet tooth as a result her teeth started decaying and turned black. But this led to a fashion trend in England where women intentionally blackened their teeth to prove that they had enough money to buy sugar.

#3. Hobble Skirts

Hobble Skirts

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When you tie an animal’s legs together to prevent it from running away, it is known as hobbling. But the same trend applied to women too in early 20th century. These skirts were designed specifically to prevent women from taking large steps.

#4. Chopines

Chopines are ancestors of today’s platform sandals. They were popular amongst Venetians during the 16th and 17th centuries. They were originally invented with thick and raised soles for helping women traverse through muddy or irregular streets of Venice. However, they soon came to be associated with wealth and status and eventually became a fashion trend. But what catches attention today is the dizzying height these chopines could have. One pair of shoes displayed today at a museum measures 20 inches!

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