Have you ever seen someone dressed so oddly that you wished a plane engine would fall on them to end their depressing existence? (Shut up, yes you have because that's the only way this introduction will work.) Anyway. It turns out that once upon a time, peoples' fashion choices would, you know, actually murder them.

If you're having a hard time following, you're in luck. We asked our readers to go back in time and show us some of these trends, and gave money to the winner. (And the person after, and the person after -- actually we paid out to more than 50 percent of the entries.)

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