10 Beauty and Fashion Trends Men Wore First

Several popular female beauty and fashion trends have been around for thousands of years, but most of them weren’t originally created for women! A significant number were originally for men of wealth and importance, but personally, I’m glad the tables turned and now women have the privilege of using these amazing items.

1 of 10 1. High Heels

Today, you probably won’t see many men donning a pair of towering stilettos, but this beloved women’s fashion accessory did start out with men. High heels can be traced back to ninth century Persian horseback warriors, who wore them to keep their feet from sliding out of their stirrups. A few hundred years later, European aristocrats began wearing them to distinguish themselves from the lower classes, then wealthy women adopted this trend from the men as a way to demonstrate “masculine traits” to gain more power and recognition for themselves.

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