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.
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.
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 worldWhy 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 UKThis 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:
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!