Why Did the British Wear White Wigs?


The British wore white wigs to make them look older than what they really were. The fashion of the wigs was started by French king Louis XIII. He started to wear them around 1624 and it was worn to cover up his balding head. The wigs became a part of a formal dress code for the members of the court. Wearing a wig also meant during that time that you were wealthy and rich and you were in a higher class.
Q&A Related to "Why Did the British Wear White Wigs?"
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