16 Batshit Historical Fashion Facts That'll Blow Your Damn Mind
I mean, why wouldn't you want to wear a hat made from perfumed animal grease?
Medieval shoes could be up to 2 feet long.
And 17th-century shoes could be up to 2 feet tall.
Victorian boys wore dresses until they were around 4 or 5 years of age.
French noblewomen wore hairstyles inspired by ships.
Not to be outdone, British women wore huge hats.
Don't worry: Men looked ridiculous too.
And both English and French noblewomen looked like they were smuggling wardrobes under their dresses.
In the 1860s, dresses became so wide that women would frequently get stuck in doorways.
Elizabethan women used to bare their bosoms.
Romans wore penis good luck charms.
And New Yorkers went through a (cruel) phase of wearing chameleons as living jewellery in 1894.
Tudor men wore overly stuffed codpieces, as it was all the rage to look like you had a massive erection.
And neck ruffs grew so large they acted like sails.
People really couldn't get the hang of bathing suits.
Before the invention of dry cleaning, it was impossible to wash some types of clothes.
And in Ancient Egypt, women wore "hats" of perfumed animal fat to disguise their body odour.
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