“The New Costumes of Odd Sizes” Plus-Sized Women’s Fashions, 1920–1929

dc.contributor.author Keist, Carmen
dc.contributor.author Marcketti, Sara
dc.contributor.author Marcketti, Sara
dc.contributor.department Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
dc.date 2018-02-13T17:09:58.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:47:12Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:47:12Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013
dc.date.embargo 2013-11-08
dc.date.issued 2013-10-01
dc.description.abstract <p>By 1916 over 13 million women or 12.7% of the total U.S. population was considered overweight or “stout.” In the 1920s, the term “stout.” indicated an (often matronly appearance) with generous bust, back and hip curves that did not fit with fashion s demands of the ideal stylish figure. Research related to ready-to-wear fashions for plus sized women in the 20th century is almost non-existent. The purpose of this study was to explore available ready-to-wear fashions for the plus sized woman during the years 1920-1929. To explore this topic, a historical method approach was utilized using primary sources that included <em>The New York Times, Vogue, and Good Housekeeping</em>. The results of this study identified prescriptive and proscriptive advice regarding appropriate clothing styles and merchandising trends marketed to plus sized women.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is an author's final manuscript of an article from <em>Clothing and Textiles Research Journal</em> 31 (2013): 259–274, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0887302X13503184" target="_blank">10.1177/0887302X13503184</a>.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1177/0887302X13503184
dc.subject.disciplines American Material Culture
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Business
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Design
dc.subject.keywords size
dc.subject.keywords historic clothing
dc.subject.keywords apparel industry
dc.subject.keywords women
dc.subject.keywords retail
dc.subject.keywords obesity
dc.title “The New Costumes of Odd Sizes” Plus-Sized Women’s Fashions, 1920–1929
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