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Old Stuff
29.6k viewsWhat Each Counterculture Scene Since The 1900s Looks LikeAccording to popular history, the American counterculture peaked in the '60s and '70s. This isn't really the case. Counterculture...
Fashion
27.5k viewsMacaroni Fashion Was So Ridiculous, We Still Make Fun Of It Centuries LaterPlenty of time periods evoke groans of regret when it comes to fashion, from the bullet bras of the 1950s to the Hammer pants of t...
Lifestyle
16.4k votersThe 17 Dumbest Fashion Trends in HistoryCrazy fashion trends from history teach contemporary clothes horses a few things. One, people will go to ridiculous lengths to pro...
Teens
583.1k viewsHere's What High Schoolers Wore Each Decade Throughout The 20th CenturyIn the last several decades, teen clothing has become an independent industry – from retail stores advertising the latest fashions...
Interesting
1.1k votersThe Actual Origin Of Everyday ClothingMost people put on their outfits every day without questioning the history of clothing as they do it. You're clearly not one of th...
Fads
5.8k votersFashion Trends From The Past You Wish Would Make A ComebackFashion is always changing, but are there ever times you wish some old fashion trends would make a comeback? Maybe you think bell ...
Culture
491 votersDuring Which Historical Period Was Fashion At Its Height?What were the best fashion eras throughout history? Each period in Western civilization has its own style, but not all are created...
Explainer
281.1k views11 Facts You Didn't Know About CorsetsCorsets became popular in the 16th century allegedly because Catherine de' Medici, wife of French King Henry II, banned women with...
Death
26.7k viewsWomen's Dresses Used To Be Flammable Death Traps, Killing 3,000 Ladies In One YearThe wide, flouncing skirts of the 1800s might look romantic and hearken back to a more innocent time, but in reality, hoop skirts ...
Old Stuff
1.1k votersWhich Haircut You Would’ve Had In Different Historical ErasMuch like the tide, historical trends and taboos ebb and flow. Some of them, like fashion throughout the centuries and the most co...
Jewelry
17.8k viewsMen Wore Way More Jewelry In The Past Than They Do Today, But Why?Necklaces, rings, bracelets, brooches, earrings - we usually associate jewelry with women, but in the past men wore way more jewel...
Fashion
90.2k viewsHere's What The Ideal Beauty Standards For Men And Women In The 1920s Looked LikeAmerican fashion in the 1920s helped set men and women free. After decades of conforming to Victorian-era styles, women moved towa...
Fashion
460 votersWhat The Ancient Romans Actually WorePicture a citizen of the Roman Empire. What are they wearing? Most likely, you imagined someone wearing a white toga, sandals, and...
Historical Photos
1.2k votersWhich Historical Hats Do You Wish Would Make A Comeback?History is full of interesting people, events, and ideas - part of what makes each period unique is its fashion. No matter where y...
Lifestyle
7.1k viewsHow Weird Sportcoats From History Led To The Modern TuxedoThere is nothing that makes you look sharper than a well-fitted tuxedo, but where did tuxedos actually come from? America has a lo...
Old Stuff
189.4k viewsHere's What Bad Boys Looked Like From The Start Of The 20th CenturyThe classic 'Bad Boy' trope has been around for decades, causing fans to swoon over the villainous stars for one reason or another...
Teens
24.4k viewsAll The Styles High Schoolers Have Worn To The Prom Since Its InceptionProm is a place for students to dress to the tens, drink punch, and awkwardly dance with their dates to the most popular jams of t...
Lifestyle
19.8k viewsWhat’s The History Of Men’s Underwear?We are living in an age in which guys can get a curated selection of luxe, fashionable underpants in their favorite styles deliver...
Lifestyle
33.2k viewsHere's What Children Looked Like In Every Decade Of The 20th CenturyThroughout the 20th century, Western culture underwent a period of exponential change. Due to rapid technological and social growt...
Fads
66.3k viewsWhat The 'Cool Kids' Wore In Each Decade Since The Start Of The 20th CenturyChances are you have a yearbook lying around with a few pages devoted to whatever clothing was in style at the time. The kids in t...