Presents common sayings about fashion, discussing which statements are right, which are wrong, and which ones still stump experts
Includes bibliographical references (page 39) and index
Is it true that women once wore skirts so wide they could barely walk through doors? -- Does a ten-gallon hat really hold ten gallons? -- Did some women once wear corsets so tight that they damaged their bodies? -- Has thin always been in? -- Did women once paint their legs instead of wearing stockings? -- Is makeup bad for you? -- Are tattoos must-have body decorations in some cultures? -- Has less (clothing) always been more (fashionable)? -- Are brides always all dressed in white? -- Were fashionable men once called macaroni? -- Did Chinese women once bind their feet to be only a few inches long? -- Did a dog help invent velcro? -- Will wearing a hat indoors make you go bald? -- Were there really 30-inch-tall shoes? -- Are supermodels really super? -- Were cowboys the first to wear jeans? -- Does music make a fashion statement?