Question by Brandon Robb: When did wigs and tights go out of fashion and why?
Ok, so I was just wondering, why and when did they go out of fashion. If your not sure what I’m talking about, I mean the clothes that people wore in the 1700’s and stuff. Like Benjamin Franklin and George Washington’s clothes.
Answer by ammianus
During the reign of George IV in England in the early 19th century.
The government introduced a tax on wig powder,so George stopped wearing them,which set a fashion quickly followed by the rest of London society,which then spread abroad.
The kind of trouser worn around the same time were too restrictive for George IV,who was enormously fat. He started wearing darker colours and more loose fitting trousers which again set a fashion soon followed and exported.
Give your answer to this question below!