6 Odd Fashion Fads From History

6 Odd Fashion Fads From History

Only wealthy folks could afford sweets during the Elizabethan era, and therefore were more prone to rotting teeth. Therefore, the black teeth fad was meant to make yourself look wealthier.

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from Stuff Mom Never Told You - HowStuffWorks

Key Facts In This Video

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    Blackened teeth was a sign of wealth because it meant someone could afford sugar, an expensive item at the time. (0:35)

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    The "Judies" look was popular in Britain in the 1950s. (2:47)

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    Newspaper and sheet metal became unconventional items used to make garments. (3:34)

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