Fun Fashion Facts

Fun Fashion Facts

I don’t know about you, but I love a fun fact. So when I was scrolling through Instagram one day and saw a fun fashion fact, I knew I wanted to compile a list of my own to share with all my fact loving, geeky readers to drop into a random conversation – because we all love a conversation starter!

The average woman has 20 pairs of shoes, but only wears 5 pairs regularly

I’ll be honest and admit that I probably have more than 20 pairs, but the wearing of only 5 pairs regularly, that sounds about right. Especially when you consider the shoes I’m regularly donning on my Instagram feed (think DM’s, Chelsea boots and a pair of Converse) – this is spot on.

Coco Chanel’s real name was Gabrielle Chanel

I know a lot of people will know about this one as Chanel have released a perfume of the same name in the last couple of years, but I obviously had to drop this one in here as it’s my name and I can’t help but share the fact whenever I can.

Jeans weren’t always called jeans

The legendary wardrobe staples created by Levi Strauss in 1853 were originally called “waist high overalls” and the name continued to be used until the baby boomer generation took to calling them “blue jeans” after the Italian city of Genoa, where sailors wore similar pants. Who’d have thought ay?


The UK disposes of more than 300,000 tonnes of clothing every year

I won’t go over how we need to be more sustainable and chucking our old clothes in the bin isn’t helping our planet, but 300,000 TONNES of clothing? Jesus we need to sort our shit out – literally.


The average woman spends 17 minutes a day, or four days a year, going through her wardrobe

As a fashion blogger, this statistic comes at no surprise – I don’t think I spend this long in the morning, but when I think about how long I contemplate what to wear the night before when I can’t get to sleep, 17 minutes sounds pretty conservative!

While lots of things are increasing in price, clothing is actually decreasing. Since 1992, the price of clothes has gone down by 8.5%.

I must say, as an avid shopper at the likes of Topshop – I beg to differ. However, if you consider places such as Primark, Boohoo etc. this point seems a lot more plausible.

Louis Vuitton began as a luggage company and in later years ventured into the high fashion world

Why else do you think you can get their fancy suitcases? Well, I say you but assuming you’re like me, I don’t think you’ve got the dollar to drop on one of their bags, let alone a suitcase.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Dress was embroidered with the flowers of all countries within the UK

This included; the English Rose, the Scottish Thistle, the Welsh daffodil and the Irish Shamrock. This embroidery covered the entire dress and must have been a mammoth task for the dressmakers! Fun extra fact: I know this after studying the Diamond Jubilee back in 2012 as inspiration for one of my collections at uni! I ended up creating my own screen print of the designs for my final outfits below:

There are an estimated 505 MILLION blogs on the internet

Okay, not all of these are fashion blogs, but that indicates an enormous amount of fashionistas out there showcasing their style, let alone the “bloggers” using Instagram as their platform, when they’re not writing anything, so not technically bloggers – this fact made me feel like a tiny Nemo in a huge ocean, but there’s an audience out there for everyone and I won’t be stopping any time soon!

Have you got any fun fashion facts to share? Make sure to drop them in the comments below and let me know if you’d like a beauty related post too!

6 Comments

  1. leah a lintz
    March 1, 2019 / 11:51 pm

    Everyone knows in our house that if it’s outgrown or a bit shabby, it’s not thrown away, it’s used in a (bloody) rug! I made what I dubbed ‘the ugly rug’ and used up all number of tshirts and other items of clothing. It’s unique and fabulous in it’s ugliness! I love it! I’d post a pic but I think I have to log in or something. xx

    • March 2, 2019 / 11:47 am

      I’m sure it’s not ugly at all!! I love my rug ❤️❤️

  2. March 3, 2019 / 7:48 pm

    I had no idea about the Chanel fact so I’m glad you did put it in! The fact that we throw away that much clothing a year makes me feel a bit sick. How is that even possible?! Why isn’t this being re-used or sent to third world countries? I have SO many questions it’s ridiculous, that’s honestly appalling… The blogging statistic has also made me feel a tad inferior BUT like you said there’s always people that are going to be interested in you and I love writing so it won’t ever make me stop!
    Alice Xx

    • March 3, 2019 / 9:07 pm

      It’s my fave one haha! And I know right?! A lot of brands are doing more in terms of reusing it, but that’s mainly for insulation on buildings rather than re-selling. I’m not entirely sure how much goes to third world countries, maybe it’s something I should investigate and report back in a post! I couldn’t believe the figure either, BUT don’t forget that probably includes blogs that have been started and abandoned, so that probably accounts for a lot too! ❤️❤️

  3. March 12, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    I love this post idea, I always like learning random facts and I’ve definitely learnt some new things today. I almost can’t believe the statistic about clothing prices going down – I went into Primark the other day and there was a gorgeous jumpsuit but it was £35! I’ve never seen anything so expensive in there before haha. I’ve been sticking to my second hand apps like Vinted and Depop as you can get some right bargains on there. I can’t believe people just chuck away their clothes, that’s a ridiculously high number! When I did my massive Marie Kondo inspired clear-out, all of my clothes went to charity. I can’t believe how many bloggers there are as well, I knew there was a lot of us but wow!

    Alice xx

    • March 12, 2019 / 5:53 pm

      No bloody way!! I’ve started hitting up Vinted a lot more lately (I actually have 2 more things coming in the post ha!)
      And I can’t believe the clothing prices thing either, although I’m guessing it’s globally, so might not always translate for us. I need to do another clear out soon, my sister keeps asking for my old bits, so she’ll be getting stuff instead of charity this time 😂 xx

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