Quick question: Do either of these fashion trends sound familiar?
View slideshow, 8 Extinct Fashion Trends You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
The wonderful logophiles at Dictionary.com unearthed archaic fashion words to demonstrate how fashion fluctuates between kooky, misogyny, and plain ol’ weird.
Proving to be an equal offender of men and women (the jabot, anyone?), the latter gets the brunt of the stick by sheer participation. (Consider the hobble skirt: Which bureaucracy greenlighted its existence?)
The list itself does an excellent job of demonstrating the lengths of absurdity women will go for haute fashion. (One word: far.)
Still some trends managed to withstand the test of time by remaining relevant today (See: Fergie Wearing a Pannier).