5 Weirdest Fashion Trends Of Human History

By on September 12, 2017

1) The mullet hairstyle

The mullet hairstyle is basically a contrasting mix of short hair in the front and longer looking “tail” down the back. Quite in vogue in the 60s and 70s, this trend came in form around 6th century, Byzantine Era when rebels cut their hair to stand out among the Roman crowd.

This style’s popularity was at peak in the 1980s when famous musicians like Billy Ray Cyrus, Duran Duran started sporting this hairstyle.



 2) Sagging

Sagging is the weird style in which you wear your pants below your waist to reveal a large portion of underwear. However, the trick is to not let your pants drop. It was believe that this trend started in American prisons as the prisoners were not allowed to wear belts due to the fear that they might use it commit suicide.



3) Foot Binding

Popular in China, the cruel female fashion trend of foot binding or lotus foot, got its inspiration from Prince’s concubine who used to dance with her small feet shaped like a Lotus flowerbed. This crazy trend slowly got popular with wealthy families and soon became a status symbol. But the good thing is Chinese finally outlawed the trend in 1949.


4) Bullet/Torpedo/Cone Bras

Whilst the cone bra is best remembered on the ‘material girl’, Madonna, it made its first appearance in the 1940. Women used to wear it under body hugging t-shirts to accentuate their breasts. However, this trend started to fall in the 60s and the more ‘au natural’ look became popular among women.



5) Chopines

The precursors to the high heel, Chopines were pretty popular in Venice around 16th century. Made from wood, cork and sometimes metal, chopines were originally used as an overshoe to protect walkers from mud and street soil. When newer styles began to emerge, they became a status symbol as the platform’s height literally elevated the status of the wearer. Some of the tallest chopines reached a crazy 20 inches tall.





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