It seems that for as long as people have had bodies there has been somebody ready to pronounce on what should be done with them. Too fat, too thin, too pale, not pale enough– the fashions change but the impulse to recreate ourselves doesn’t, and there is always someone at the ready to make a bit of money at our expense. Whether it was selling a book or a pill, here are some of the wackiest ideas that have been sold in the name of beauty.
Be prepared to rouge those knees and roll your stockings down because tonight on the blog we hit the crazy 1920’s in our vintage beauty advice post!
Before the internet, the primary method of sourcing beauty advice was to scour magazines and books published as ‘beauty guides’. Laura Macfehin delves into the archives and discovers that there’s always been a loud chorus telling women what to do with their bodies.