No one knows for sure when humans first started wearing clothes, or what those early outfits might have looked like. Looking at it from a modern perspective, it’s hard to imagine that there was ever a time when people didn’t cover their bodies to protect against the cold and weather, but when you think about it, there’s a pretty big leap between thinking “that animal has fur” and “I could put that animal’s fur on me!” Imagine how smart the first person to figure it out must have felt.
Of course, clothing had a long way to go from just the concept of wearing a fur. Early humans still had to invent the needle, as well as thread to go with it. They needed to come up with a process of tanning and treating the hides to keep them wearable longer than a week. And then there was the trial and error process of figuring out which animals made good clothing and which ones were too spiky or scaly or just plain tough to be worth the hunt.
Call us lazy, but we’re pleased that we can take the easier path of ordering our prehistoric-inspired fashions online. This polyester ensemble combines synthetic fur, leather, and suede for a super retro look that could have come right off a sabretooth’s back. The v-neck, spaghetti strap dress pairs nicely with a leopard print tunic, both featuring a jagged hemline. A wide leather band at the waistline is stitched with cord lacing for a slightly more modern touch. It’s a fun, furry look, and it can be yours with very little stalking and skinning required.