Prev 20 of 27 Next
20. Men Even Had An Opinion About Nail Polish In the 1920s
Everyone likes to be in the presence of a beautiful woman, but only if she's beautiful on their terms. Take nail care in the 1920s, for example. Lower and working class women were encouraged to get manicures on the regular so they could look like they had the hands of socialites and not line cooks, but everyone had an opinion on what that particular manicure should look like. 

Newspapers loved to ask men's opinions on what they thought of the newest makeup fads, and unanimously they thought that clear polish was okay, but painting one's nails red was just going too far.