25 Bizarre Facts About Clothing Most People Are Not Aware Of

Posted by , Updated on September 13, 2015

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Do you want to know some really cool and bizarre facts about clothing? Like, did you know that if you didn’t wear new clothes on Christmas Eve a giant cat might eat you? That bikinis and atomic bombs go together for some really odd reason? That men started wearing heels before women? It’s all true. Though fashion may seem outrageous at times, it’s history can prove to be just as outrageous if not more. After all, what would you say to the fact that some people in ancient times wore color coordinated clothing just to show off their status in society? Or how about the fact that one of the most important pieces to a bra was designed by a famous MALE writer? You won’t believe how interesting and shocking clothing history can be. So if you want to know where the idea for the name of your favorite jeans came from, or how the original bikinis where received, take a look at these 25 Bizarre Facts About Clothing Most People Are Not Aware Of.

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Before Queen Victoria’s white wedding, white was a color traditionally associated with mourning and not happy times.

White weddingSource: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: en.wikipedia.org
14

After a student was suspended for wearing a t-shirt of the nu metal band Korn, the band decided to “donate” hundreds of their shirts to the students of this high school in Michigan. The strange thing is that police actually helped to hand out the tees.

KornSource: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: en.wikipedia.org
13

According to the American Psychological Association (APA) people are more willing to give money to someone whose dress style resembles their own.

APASource: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: commons.wikimedia.org
12

According to psychology the human eye takes longer to travel across patterned fabrics, and this apparently makes the body appear larger.

EyeSource: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: commons.wikimedia.org
11

Back in Medieval Europe a person’s social level and profession could be identified by the color of their clothing. The nobility wore red, peasants wore brown and gray, and merchants, bankers, and gentry wore green.

Medieval EuropeSource: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: en.wikipedia.org

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