Why were powdered wigs worn in the 18th century?

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The wig for men started when King Louis XIII was loosing his hair and started wearing one. By the 1660s, it was the court of Versailles where fashion followed the elaborate stylings of architecture and manners. Louis XIV the "Sun King" loved large well groomed hair that represented strength power and status. Wigs were easier to maintain than trying these styles with your natural hair, and as the 18th century rolled around the styles changed but were just as elaborate. The short answer is, Wigs were easier to accomplish the styles that men and women wanted then. The myths about lice being the motivator because they were filthy and never took baths then is just that a myth. Men and women of that era took baths (maybe not everyday but a few times a week) and washed their hair especially those of status and wealth.

The fashion of wearing powdered wigs died off due partially to the 1789 French Revolution, but mostly due to the age of Romanticism and sentimentalism, where feelings of nature and emotion emerged. And although the age of Romanticism is long over, the fashion of wearing powdered wigs has never resurfaced to date. Powdered wigs should really make a comeback one of these days. The fashions of this era (i.e. facial hair below but not above the lip, split tongues, tongue rings, nose rings, belly rings, etc.) are insane!
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I just know from movies that they would wear powered wigs while parliament was in session.

Why were wigs worn during the 18th century?

Wigs became a fashion statement after King Louis XIII startedwearing one when he began losing his hair. Thick, well groomed hairrepresented strength, power, and status. Both m

Why were wigs worn in the 18th century?

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