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Fashion trends come and go and inevitably circle back around, but there’s one fad that’s yet to make a modern reappearance: knee painting. In case you missed it, zhuzhing up your knees was a bit of a thing in the 1920s – at least, if you were a rebellious flapper looking to make a statement. Young women at the time were embracing a new freedom, breaking free from restrictive corsets and pushing boundaries with their cropped bobs, vampy make-up and shorter-than-ever skirts. For some girls, rolling down their stockings and dabbing on intricate designs was just another way of asserting their independence. Though it may seem rather tame by today's standards, conservative parents of the decade were in a complete tizzy: how dare girls draw attention to their *gasp* bare kneecaps? For a jolly good time, take a gander at some of the rad paint jobs below.


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