I’ve been writing about weird laws for a few months now and it just dawned on me that I’ve never written about weird clothing laws.  I follow fashion and clothing pretty regularly through magazines, websites and social media so I thought it would be especially interesting to write about weird clothing laws.  You never know, it may have been illegal for me to wear my shiny pleather pants last night.  Enjoy!

Weird Clothing Laws:

  • Ohio: It is illegal for women to wear patent leather shoes in public.  Legislators apparently enacted this law to limit men from seeing up a ladies skirt through the shoes reflection.
  • Castellammare di Stabia, south of Naples: It is illegal to wear mini-skirts, low-cut jeans and show too much cleavage.  Violation of this law will cost 300-euros.
  • Carmel, CA: It is illegal for women to wear high heels while in the city limits.  The streets of Carmel have bumpy pavements where women wearing heels can easily fall.  The law was likely enacted to limit the city’s liability for these falls.
  • Blythe, CA: It is illegal for people to wear cowboy boots unless they own at least two cows.
  • Forest Park, Ga: It is illegal for people to wear saggy pants, skirts and shorts. Violators will face a fine up to $1,000.
  • Indiana: It is illegal to dress the beloved doll, Barbie, in her boyfriend, Ken’s, clothes. Guilty!


What do you think about these weird clothing laws?  Have you broken any of these laws? I know I have!