7 of History’s Most Ridiculous Fashion Tips (Part 1)

Fashion changes at a rapid pace – what was in last year is out now, for instance. Fashion tips have ranged from the ridiculous to the outright bizarre, and, as you might have guessed, history has a tendency to repeat itself. These fashion tips found in the British Library are hilarious and informative. Just think about this the next time a retail salesperson tries to convince you to buy harem pants. And stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Seven: One Sleeve Is Sexy.

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We’re not really sure what’s going on here. Is his arm broken? Whatever, this guy clearly doesn’t care.

Number Six: Use Pointy Hair to Look Bigger.

All KKK references aside, this point has absolutely no point. Maybe it’s there for people to pat. Or something.

Number Five: Carry a Stick, Bro.

All long, straight, hard things are clearly going to make women think of your you-know what. Carry a stick to remind those ladies who’s the boss.

Number Four: A Spindle Is a Sex Object.

Likewise, a woman with a spindle will just send men the signal that she’s ready and willing! And she’ll even weave you a cool sleeve.

Number Three: But Don’t Forget About Your Butt!

Kim Kardashian, is that you? Nope, it’s just a coy guy playing up his – ahem – assets.

Number Two: Throw Flowers in Your Hair for Pizazz.

These days we have a flower crown; back then it was just a flower…pile? At least she probably smells nice.

Number One: Layer Everything.

Ready for some math? This guy appears to be wearing not two, not three, but four layers! And that’s not counting the two layers on his head.