Black Teeth Fashion in Old Japan + 6 More Awful, Weird and Painful Beauty Trends From The Past

378

From the ancient times, people suffered from the imposed standards of beauty all over the world. Some of them seem to us funny and absurd while others terrify.

Check out the list of the strangest historical on Nexter.org.

The beauty of black teeth in Old Japan

strange-beauty-trends-photo

Source: Getty Images

Until the 20th century, Japanese ladies had a tradition to make their teeth black after they got married. It was considered as a symbol of grace and marital commitment. Would you like to have black teeth? Take note if you become weary of brushing them.

Small feet of the Chinese females

strange-beauty-trends-photo

Source: Boards

In spite of the fact that foot binding is maybe one of the most notorious tradition, its origins in China are obscure, however,  historians say that it was prevalent among the spouses and daughters of nobles by the 13th century and then spread among all chinese. Foot binding or lotus feet started when a girl was five to 7 years old,  all the toes, except the big toes, were broken and held tightly against the sole of the foot while the arch was strained as the foot was bent double until it was forcibly broken making a triangle shape. This hurtful practice was made because small foot in China was no different to a tiny waist in Victorian England, representing the height of female refinement.

No Eyelashes During The Renaissance

strange-beauty-trends-photo

Source: Wikipedia

During the Renaissance period, European women pluck not only their forehead but their eyelashes as well. They did it because they want to make their face look fresh and clean. Subsequently, women regularly pluck out their eyelashes entirely, which was really painful.

Greeks unibrow power

strange-beauty-trends-photo

Source: ZetaBoards

The Greeks an altogether different thought of “power brows”.  Women’s unibrows in Ancient Greece were considered as a sign of acumen, cleanliness and wise. That’s why if they don’t have one naturally, ladies use kohl color to draw one to look beautiful and daring.

Adorable plump cheeks in Tang Dynasty

strange-beauty-trends-photo

Source: changan-moon

Women with plump figures, big cheeks, round faces, and wide foreheads during the Chinese Tang Dynasty were considered the most beautiful. The reason was simple, the fatter you were, the wealthier you were as it meant that you were fed well. This made women with plump cheeks desired and adored.

Artificial cranial deformation

strange-beauty-trends-photo

Source: GettyImages

In the Americas, the ancient Maya modified the skulls of their newborn children. They strapped a kid’s head to a board or bound, compelling the skull to reshape itself. Both males and females had this deformation and it was considered as a sign of ornamental beauty. However, not only Mayas did that, numerous tribes all over the world had similar traditions, such as Hawaiians, Tahitians,  Incas and other.

S-band corsets of the Edwardian Era women

strange-beauty-trends-photo

Source: GettyImages

During the Edwardian Era, women used to wear corsets to make hourglass figures which make their internal organs suffer a lot due to the pressure. That’s why the s-bend corset was created, which ease the pressure on women’s waists but forced wearer’s spines into unnatural positions, making them stroll with an exaggerated sway.


MORE HOT NEWS

Summary
Black Teeth Fashion in Old Japan + 6 More Awful, Weird and Painful Beauty Trends From The Past
Article Name
Black Teeth Fashion in Old Japan + 6 More Awful, Weird and Painful From The Past
Description
From the ancient times, people suffered from the imposed standards of beauty all over the world. Some of them seems to us funny and absurd while others terrify. Check out the list of the strangest historical on Nexter.org.
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/logo_nexterbg.jpg

Comments are closed.

More News from Nexter