Fashion is an outward expression of the inner self, and determining what you should wear based on your zodiac sign is a great way to flaunt your hidden traits. That doesn't mean all Aries should be walking around with big horns or that Pisces needs to always be rocking iridescent scales (though they certainly can!), but for those who like a little dramatic flair in their outfits (or really big collars), these historical fashion trends might do the trick. This fashion horoscope turns some of history's most unique looks into inspiration for each zodiac sign.
The history of the zodiac can be traced all the way back to the Roman era, beginning in the eighth century BCE. Most of these trends came after the birth of the horoscope, but that doesn't mean they can't be used to plan out fashion by zodiac sign. While some might be a bit more daring than others, that's all part of the fun of deciding what you should wear based on your personality; sometimes a wild outfit can be a reminder of a trait you usually keep hidden.
Oh, Leos. For all their cheerful natures and general good nature, they can be a little on the haughty side. That's why they're so well-suited for macaroni - that is, the fashion favored by the aristocracy of the 1700s. Macaroni, which many may have heard of from Yankee Doodle, originated as a fashion that marked one as particularly worldly, but the term evolved to mean, "a person who exceeded the ordinary bounds of fashion," or what we'd refer to today as "extra." That's not to knock the modern Leo, who is creative and loves fine, expensive things - there are as many ways to express oneself as there are people in the world, after all. But if there's one historical fashion era likely to encapsulate the Leo's creativity and their occasional inclination toward arrogance, it's macaroni.
Nowadays we mostly associate powdered wigs with judges and the founding fathers, but back in the days when they were popular, they were for men in general, especially men suffering from syphilis. The reason Virgo could rock a powdered wig, thankfully, is quite different; this zodiac sign is known for being on the analytical and hardworking side, both traits commonly associated with judges and America's founding fathers. Making a powdered wig a part of the Virgo wardrobe is a callback to an old trend, one that can easily be reappropriated for modern fashion. White and silver hair is all the rage, after all!
The hoop skirt is a return to the ideals of the panniers, though made affordable for the masses rather than remaining exclusive to the upper crust. Hoop skirts, which came to prominence in the 1800s, allowed everybody to give off the appearance of wealth no matter what their actual social status was. That’s what makes them perfect for the modern Libra, who epitomizes fairness and diplomacy. Though hoop skirts might summon up images of Antebellum life - and all its associated problems with race and class - if anybody can reinfuse the style with a sense of compassion and kindness, it’s a Libra. Not only do they exemplify the ideals of gentleness and grace, but they also abhor violence and injustice; let’s see the classic look reinvented without the nasty connotations.
Scorpio Shows Off Their Sensual Side With Codpieces
Scorpio is the zodiac sign most often associated with sexual passion; while other signs might brush up against it now and then, a voracious sexual appetite is often one of the core features associated with Scorpios. That’s why they’re such a good fit for the comeback of the codpiece - though secretive, Scorpios have the no-nonsense attitude needed to pull off such an ostentatious accessory without getting embarrassed. Codpieces are exactly what they look like; though they were originally for modesty purposes, they were later intended to draw attention to man’s crotch, particularly as the fashion of the era left little below the waist to the imagination. Modern Scorpio probably shouldn’t go as wild as they did back in the day, but if anybody can wear something as flashy as a codpiece, it’s a Scorpio.