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The Psychology of Clothing

When my oldest daughter was little she used to cry if she couldn’t wear a dress. Fast-forward twenty years, we are watching an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and she says, “I wish women still dressed that way.”

“Me too,” I said, “but I wouldn’t want to clean the house in a dress, heels and pearls.”

It’s interesting to look back and trace the evolution of women’s clothing. I’ve always been in awe of the gowns and dresses worn throughout the mid to late 1800’s and I love the wardrobe in Gone with the Wind, (my favorite movie since I was 7 years old), but if I had lived in that era I would have been a rebel, probably bringing scandal on my family for indecency because the truth is, I can barely tolerate wearing a lightweight slip, I loathe nylons, and someone really, really needs to design a bra that is comfortable, attractive and does its job. Read the rest of this entry »

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