06 August, 2015:Â Do you know all about fashion? Think wise as we have compiled some of the most interesting and fun fashion facts. We bet even the most hard-core fashionistas won’t know some of the style trivia. Here are the list of fascinating trivia and facts about fashion, clothing, and trends;
1.The fashion industry generates an average revenue of $20 billion each year.
2. Standard womenâ€™s clothes are designed to fit women between 5â€™4 and 5â€™8 tall.
3. In Arab culture, shoes are considered dirty because they touch the ground and cover the lowest part of the body, the foot. It is considered offensive to show oneâ€™s shoe sole, and throwing your shoe at someone is an extremely grave insult.
4. More than 2 billion t-shirts are sold each year.
5. Dresses and skirts are commonly seen as womenâ€™s clothing in the West, but in other parts of the world, men wear them as frequently as women do.
6. Menâ€™s shirts button on the right, and womenâ€™s on the left.
7. The four major fashion capitals of the world are New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Each city holds fashion shows twice, in February and September.
8. Until the mid-1500sâ€™ children didnâ€™t have their own distinct clothes. They used to wear small sizes of adult wears.
9. The skirt is considered to be the second oldest womenâ€™s garment in the world after the loincloth.
10. Today it is common to see women and girls in short hair. But decades ago, if a woman spotted short hair, she was considered to be an unfaithful wife.
11. Neck ties were first used in Croatia and hence were known as â€œcravatsâ€. These are the most popular Fatherâ€™s Day gifts in the world, till date.
12. A â€˜Grabatologistâ€™ is a person who loves collecting ties.
13. The low-waist baggy pants originated in the prisons of Los Angeles, where inmates were not allowed to wear belts to hold their pants in place.
14. Umbrellas were invented initially to shade people from the sun and not from the rain.
15. During the 15th century, being pregnant was considered as fashion. During this period, if girls werenâ€™t pregnant, they would hide pillows under their dress to fake a baby bump.
16. Before the 1850s, 70% women made clothing for themselves. It is today that handmade clothingâ€™s and other accessories have become pricey.
17. Elizabeth I loved hats so much that she made it compulsory for all females over the age of 7 to wear hats on Sundays and holidays. Anyone who refused to do so was stiffly fined.
18. Are you aware that one of the key ingredients in manufacturing lipstick is fish scales?
19. Men did not wear underwear until the 17th century.
20. High Heels were initially worn by both men and women. By men so that it would help them when they rode their horses. It faded by 1740.
21.Â The reason we have buttons on the sleeves of our jackets is because Napoleon got tired of his soldiers wiping their noses on their sleeves.