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Terrifying Vintage Beauty Practices That Aren’t Making a Comeback Anytime Soon

Terrifying Vintage Beauty Practices That Aren’t Making a Comeback Anytime Soon September 11, 2019Leave a comment

    Beauty standards are constantly changing, so it’s difficult to judge beauty practices from the past. But some trends were so unusual, and in some cases shocking, that they’ll seriously send shivers down your spine…

    Binding Your Feet

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    In China, when a girl was around 3 or 8 years old, the toes on her feet, minus the big toes, would be broken and laid against the sole, creating a triangular shape. Foot binding started around the tenth century until the early twentieth century. The feet were then held in place with a silk strip. Over time, the wrappings became tighter, leaving young women with dysfunctional feet, which was a symbol of privilege and wealth since only able-bodied women could work the fields.