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The 11 Oddest Historical Fashion Trends

By Abbey Clarke Nov 14, 2013

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People do some pretty odd things in the name of fashion—shoulder padsshutter glasses, and Lady Gaga come to mind. But keep in mind that our contemporary society does not have a monopoly on wearing strange things to look (or smell!) cool. Click through to see what weird fashion trends have cropped up throughout history!

Topics: Life
Tags: history, fashion, slideshows, weird things, trends, bad ideas, fashion trends

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Abbey Clarke

Abbey Clarke is a writer and editorial assistant living in Jersey City. She's a player on a D&D podcast called Knife Errant, wrote her senior thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is working on a novel about a semi-reformed demon who runs a library. You can follow her on Twitter at @abbeybookaholic.

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