Fashion Superstitions

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Specially arranged shoes can reveal your future husband.

Love and shoes? Kind of sounds like the perfect combination. An old tale says if you arrange your shoes in a T-shape, with the heel of one touching the instep of the other while saying “Hoping this night, my true love to see, I place my shoe in the form of a T,” you’ll see the person you’ll marry in that night’s dreams.

If a bird poos on your house, you’ll be rich

In Russia, if a bird defecates on you, your car or your property it’s good luck, and may bring you riches. The more birds involved, the richer you’ll be!

If your skirt turns up, you’ll receive a new dress

Ever get an annoying fold in your skirt when you’ve sat on it strangely? According to old folklore, a new outfit might be coming your way.

The Oxford Dictionary of Superstitions cites that in 1914, it was ” a common belief that if the lower edge of a woman’s skirt has become turned up so as to form a kind of pocket, some good fortune, such as a present of a new dress, will come to the owner.”

Setting your bag on the floor means you’ll loose money.

With origins in the Chinese culture and feng shui, keeping your purse off the ground is widely thought of as the way to go. “If you do, you’ll lose money.

New shoes on a table is unlucky.

Even though brand-new shoes should be clean enough to go anywhere, the world of superstition would have you believe otherwise. Keep them in the closet to avoid tempting fate

Throwing shoes at someone is good luck.

Historically, the removal of a shoe was part of marriage negotiations, though in more modern times it translated into wishing someone good luck.

Putting your pants on while standing means you’ll be poor.

Sit down to pull on your jeans: Tugging them on while standing is related to poverty.

To avoid falling, put your clothes on the floor before you wear them.

This one is adopted from superstitious racing jockeys who throw new uniforms on the floor and stomp on them before wearing. The idea is that since the garment has violently hit the floor, the rider won’t.

Don’t buy shoes at the start of a new year.

The word for “shoes” sounds similar to that for “rough” in Chinese, leading to a belief that buying new kicks at the beginning of a fresh year will result in 365 not-so-smooth days.

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