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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Blackened teeth was a sign of wealth because it meant someone could afford sugar, an expensive item at the time. 00:35
The "Judies" look was popular in Britain in the 1950s. 02:47
Newspaper and sheet metal became unconventional items used to make garments. 03:34