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The Diet Regime

  This post can now be found on our new site, Dismantle Magazine: Fashion, Popular Culture, Social Change! Check it out here: The Diet Regime: On the History and Politics of Dieting  

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What Fashion Scholars Text About When They Text About Fashion

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A Plus in the Sun: The Spatial Politics of Selling Plus-Size Clothes to Women

Clichés about the lack of stylish options for larger women are so, well, worn out that it’s always amazing to me when I see that plus-sized departments are still filled either with gold sequins and animal prints and flutter sleeves, … Continue reading

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Haunted by Prada: Meditation on an Ugly Pink Dress, Beauty, and a Missed Opportunity

This isn’t the post I was going to write next. For one thing, it returns to themes I’ve covered a lot recently. For another, the fall semester starts next week and I have two brand new classes to prep for … Continue reading

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Comfort Makes Me Uncomfortable: Why We Love To Hate The Maxi Dress

A recent spate of digs at this fashion trend has been making me uncomfortable. See for example this by John Oliver (funny) or this on Jezebel (less funny/misfired satire?) (But props to the author for citing Heather Vaughan’s excellent history … Continue reading

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Why Insoles?

 What is Insole? Before answer “why insoles”, I have to first ponder on “what is insole”. Where does it fit in the fashion-style-dress complex? Does it fall under the category of clothing, handcraft or art? According to the definitions in … Continue reading

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