Why did people in the olden olden days wear wigs? 2 Replies Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.Powered by WP Greet Box WordPress Plugin Question by .: Why did people in the olden olden days wear wigs? especially white wigs? Best answer: Answer by hypersquirrelThey still do wear them in courts. They were to denote status. Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments! Related posts: Q&A: How did people wash their wigs in the olden days? Q&A: Why did people wear powdered wigs during the 18th century? What purpose did the powder serve? why do people wear wigs and when did people start making wigs? can people wear mohair wigs as a wig style? why do people who are judges and stuff wear those white wigs?