The Victorian Era is well known for puffy skirts and restricting formal garments while the Progressive Era was known for its more flamboyant attire and the World War II Era for its more conservative style to ration for the war. The history of clothing and fashion calls to question its importance in distinguishing identities of different groups of people as well as marking the different stages of the country’s cultural, political, and economic history. How are the different clothing styles reflective of the values and lifestyle of the multicultural United States and more importantly, how did it contribute to the creation of the American identity? 17th century inhabitants of the North American continent exhibited vastly different wardrobe choices
Fashion is very important in modern day society, and can be seen all around. Most of what people know about fashion today came from the fashion during the renaissance. From the vibrant fabrics to the spectacular jewels, renaissance fashion has been thoroughly threaded in the fashion of modern society. Modern day women often wear shorty, fun gowns, tightly fitting jeans, and lower cut tops. Popular fashion trends for men in modern society include saggy jeans, V-neck shirts, and stylish watches. “A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months” (Oscar Wilde). Fashion in modern day society is ever changing, but most changes do not stray too far from the original product.
"A living document," stated my government teacher. She repeated it over and over and once more, that the United States Constitution was considered a "living" document. Why would it be considered living, it's just an old piece of paper? Being the old piece of paper that it is, dating back to the year 1787, it still, to this day dictates our day-to-day lives. Our founding fathers created this document with a lot of precaution and thoroughness; but still we question it and ask for change. Many doubts arise when the Electoral College is brought up, whether it should be abolished or if it should be stricter. But the real overall question is if the Electoral College is a good way, rather the right way, to choose our executive
The Chippewa Tribe Tepees are spreaded throughout the grassy land, families are rolling up their homes to look for food. These people moved around searching for food and a good hunting place. These people are called the Chippewa or Ojibwa Indians which means “puckered up” because of their moccasins tops being sewn together (Ditchfield 8). They live around the Great Lakes in North America and some parts of Canada (9).
With Memorial Day weekend behind us, summer is authoritatively here. It's an ideal opportunity to grasp the warm climate and laid back state of mind of the season, particularly with regards to what we wear. There's a touch of an implicit tenet that—except for specific working environments and formal occasions like summer weddings—summer dressing is more laid back than whatever is left of the year.
“Why clothing?” is not a question that you would frequently think to ask yourself. It most likely is not something the average american would think about in the morning when we wake up. Clothing hasn’t always been a part of our daily lives. I believe we wear clothing because it is considered the norm for our culture. But the question is, is it really necessary? Clothing gives us a sense of who we are. It allows us to make statements and create an identity for ourselves. The clothing we decide to wear has a lot to do with the religion that we follow, our social status, and current trends.
Throughout the generations there have been many fashion trends and styles. In the 1990’s there was every kind of style ranging from “Mom” jeans to school girl skirts. The most popular fashion trends for females were floral dresses, baby tee’s, platform shoes, fishnets, scrunchies, and chokers. Baby tee’s were a miniature tee shirt that had capped sleeves with a white elastic neck and always stopped above the belly button. A choker was the main accessory to wear with any outfit and could give either a punk look with a chain or a hippie look, with ribbon (Koch). Some of the most common hairstyles for women were square-layers, flipped out bobs, mini buns, crimped hair, and girly up do’s. Many of the trends that are still popular today are super straight hair, pixie cuts, and braids (Hair Through History).
In the beginning America was mothered by England. Writers expressed how they felt about America, who America was, and what it meant. The writers all had different points of view, but many thought America would be or should be on her own. Writers like Thomas Paine, J. Hector St. John De Crévecoeur, and Thomas Jefferson thought America was strong enough to be independent. Between 1765 and 1790, the contradicting ideas of writers surrounding the definition of America built the identity of America through the argument stating that England was no longer America’s mother country.
Now that summer is one step from being a thing from the past, we can start bringing out our jackets, tights and beloved sweaters to conquer a new “layering” technique. With summer’s farewell, we can also let out locks loose, and embrace new hair colors, styles and haircuts that will pair perfectly with those fall looks.. to create the perfect fall look.
We tend to pay attention to trends and that affects society as stated in an interview by Ray Williams he talks to Charles Pierce, author of Idiot America, “[t]he rise of idiot America today represents for profit mainly” (Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America). When focusing on trends we spend money to try to stay fashionable or to fit in, and this results in profit for corporations. As stated by Luciana Zegheanu, “Fashion itself is a reflection of social, economic, political and cultural changes. It expresses modernity, symbolizing the spirit of the times”
Throughout the 1920s through the 1950s Women’s clothing in America was affected by World War II, which lead to the exploration of different styles, the encounter of new trends and the exchange of ideas and new styles.
Change is a theme that is ever-present in our culture and society. Often this change is reflected in the dress of its people. From the fashionable silhouettes of the 1920’s to the colorful 60’s, hip-hop look of 90’s up to the modern twist of today, social change and change in fashion has, in theory and practice, been linked. According to ask.com, Fashion can be defined as a prevalent style by a particular group at a particular time, and, therefore, may be linked to a specific cultural and historical context in which there is general acceptance of a given style or look
Fashion is a term commonly used to describe a style of clothing worn by most of people of a country. A fashion usually remains popular for about 1-3 years and then is replaced by yet another fashion. Even though there are a lot of changes in fashion, most people do not easily except the changes. A clothing style may be introduced as a fashion, but its use becomes a custom after being handed down from generation to generation. A fashion that comes and goes is called a Fad. (Fashion Forever: What is Fashion?)