30 Most Ridiculous Laws From Ancient Times

Vanity Was Considered Disdainful In Massachusetts

#27 Vanity Was Considered Disdainful In Massachusetts

In the world of social media, it is hard to stay out of fashion. You want to look good and post your best pose on the Internet for others to see and like. But, if you were born in 17th century Massachusetts, you’d be condemned for your actions and considered immoral.

The Puritans were a strong political group and invented many sumptuary laws that would keep people from thrifting. In the early 17th century, the Plymouth General Courtprohibited gold and silver clothing accessories. According to the Puritans, extravagance was outrageous and immodest.

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