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Grimes calls attention to some of the articles of women's wearing apparel that have disappeared over the last forty years, including cotton stockings, rubber sandals, bustles, corsets, and rats.
Seersucker has been a part of Southern dress since the early twentieth century, though the fabric's history stretches back a number of centuries. The lightweight fabric and classic design makes for the perfect summer suit and is still popular today.
A study of slave clothing conducted by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina revealed a great diversity within the slave community of eighteenth century Virginia. The style and quality of clothing given to slaves depended upon their occupation and status.
The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh has a new exhibit called, “Two Hundred Years of Fashion.” The exhibit features over sixty-five garments from each of the periods throughout the past two-hundred years. This article describes how clothing and dress have changed over time, and fashion’s reflection of societal conditions.
A wedding dress, purchased in 1940, was worn by several generations of Ergenbright women, from the grandmothers wedding in 1941 to the authors wedding in 1997. Each woman kept the dress fundamentally the same, making only minor changes for sizing and style. The dress conveyed familial love and sentimentality.