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The 11 Oddest Historical Fashion Trends



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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