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21 Fashion Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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Fashion is something individuals either love or detest.

Through the ages, distinctive design styles have traveled every which way, and a significant number of them return into our dress stores following a couple of years.

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A few people just can’t be tried to stay aware of ongoing patterns, while others can’t get enough of the most recent styles.

Regardless of whether you love it or abhor it, you’ll appreciate these fascinating fashion facts.

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Did you know?

1. Men have been wearing shorts for decades, but women were only allowed to wear them in public after World War II. One of the main reasons for this was because less fabric was available during the war, so shorts were more cost-effective than pants or skirts.

2. In 1907, a woman was arrested on a beach in Boston for wearing a one-piece swimsuit

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3. Bras have been through different styles over the years, but you can now purchase a bra that can also be used as a gas mask.

4. Michael Kors’ first project was his own mother’s wedding dress. He was a mere 5 years old at the time.

5. Up until the beginning of the 19th century, models were not used to showcase clothes. Fashion companies would use dolls instead.

6. In the Middle Ages, poorer people would wear mittens, while the richer would wore gloves to show off their wealth.

7. You can’t go out these days without seeing a shopping center, thanks to the ancient Romans who built the very first one.

8. The famous Lacoste crocodile symbol was created in 1933, and was the first designer logo ever.

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9. Although Fashion Week in Paris has been taking place for some time, New York Fashion Week made its debut in 1943. The Americans wanted to start making waves in the world of fashion, rather than watching France take all the glory.

10. Walter Hunt, a man from America, invented the safety pin back in 1849.

11. In the year 200, the Romans created different shoes for the left and right feet.

12. No wonder those at the top of the fashion world are so wealthy – the industry sees an annual revenue of more than $20 billion.

13. “Retro,” on the other hand, doesn’t refer to old items, but rather refers to styles which copy vintage items.

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14. Those who like collecting ties are known as grabatologists.

15. Up until the 17th century, men didn’t wear underwear at all.

16. Baggy pants were first worn inside a Los Angeles prison, since the inmates weren’t allowed to wear belts.

17. The Ancient Romans wore yellow clothing on their wedding days.

18. Lipstick is one of the most common items you’ll find in a makeup store, but did you know that one of the main ingredients is fish scales?

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19. Dying the hair is very fashionable, but it was trendy back in ancient times too. However, the process often resulted in total loss of the hair, which prevented many people from trying it.

20. Cardigans are comfortable and cozy pieces to wear now, but when they were first made, the idea was to create a knitted military jacket.

21. Barbie, the most popular doll in the Western World, was first seen wearing a black and white striped swimsuit.

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Ben Orange, is a stylist and a senior fashion editor at GLAMCITYZ, who covers topics in Fashion, Style, and weddings. With his keen eye for trends, he expertly navigates the dynamic world of fashion, offering invaluable insights and advice to readers. In his leisure time, you'll often find Ben indulging in his love for reading and enjoying the melodies of good music.

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