Weirdest Fashion Trends that Existed in the Past

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While we are criticising modern stuff such as duck faces, overly cheesy and skimpy clothing, let's not forget that our ancestors had some stupid fashion trends in their time too. Here is a list of such freaky fashion trends that existed at some point in the past. I have named the items in this manner- 'Region - Associated freaky fashion trend'

The Top Ten

1 Ancient Egypt - Rich women placed a large cone of scented grease on top of their heads and kept it there all day. The grease melted and dripped down over their bodies, covering their skin with an oily, fragrant sheen.
2 Medieval Europe - Some of the earliest cosmetics, made from mercury and lead, disfigured faces and sometimes poisoned people to death. People were still fond of them at that point.
3 Medieval Japan - Fashionable women commonly gilded or blackened their teeth.

Now it's something homeless people have - TwilightKitsune

4 Ancient China (around 2500 years ago) - Infant girls had all their toes (except their big toes) broken and their feet bound with cloth strips to stop them from growing larger than about 4 inches. Foot binding was completely ceased in the 19th century.

What? Isn't this too extreme? - Metal_Treasure

5 Renaissance Italy - Women shaved off their eyebrows and shaved their hair several inches back from their natural hairlines.

That sounds like it would be hideous.

6 Ancient Rome - Women used a paste of chalk mixed with vinegar as perfume.
7 Tudor England - People wore huge collars and ruffs around their necks that sometimes stuck out farther than their shoulders.
8 Europe - 18th-century hoop petticoats made getting through a door difficult and getting into a carriage almost impossible. If the wearer sat down too fast, the hoop could also fly up and hit her in the face.
9 Europe - The hobble skirt, popular in the 20th century, was so narrow below the knees that it made it difficult for women to walk.
10 Medieval Europe - The women's headdresses were also long and pointed. It was also fashionable to wear the high double horn headdresses

Not a bad idea, the headdress can be used as a weapon - TwilightKitsune

The Contenders

11 Victorian Era Britain - Eating Arsenic Complexion Wafers
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1. Ancient Egypt - Rich women placed a large cone of scented grease on top of their heads and kept it there all day. The grease melted and dripped down over their bodies, covering their skin with an oily, fragrant sheen.
2. Medieval Europe - Some of the earliest cosmetics, made from mercury and lead, disfigured faces and sometimes poisoned people to death. People were still fond of them at that point.
3. Medieval Japan - Fashionable women commonly gilded or blackened their teeth.
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