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dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Laurel E. Jankeen_US
dc.contributor.authorHasty, Ashley B., 1985-
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2011 Dissertationsen_US
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.submitted2011 Springen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 18, 2012).en_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Laurel Wilsonen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Human environmental sciences.en_US
dc.description"May 2011"en_US
dc.description.abstractWedding gowns have elicited unequaled excitement through costume history. Little girls dream of their wedding days while recreating the fairytale marriage of Cinderella and Prince Charming using Barbie and Ken dolls. Wedding gowns are often the most treasured garments in a woman's wardrobe and are rarely given or thrown away. Even in times of economic disparity, the wedding dress was often a woman's “best dress.” This study investigates factors influencing choice of bridal apparel during World War II. Little systematic research has been done in this area. A description of these factors is postured through a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. This review identifies these works and discusses their significance. The themes that follow directly correspond to the four objectives of this study, painting a picture of the environment in which our study unfolds. The results section of this study identifies four themes that articulate the dynamics influencing wedding apparel during the Second World War. The four themes identified are social, logistical, rational, and sentimental. The social dynamic consists of advice provided through perceived market authorities. Logistical challenges consisted of difficulties arising from the physical locations and transportation of people and goods directly related to the wedding ceremony. Social and logistical concerns contributed to rational considerations, which are described as personal inclinations to make concessions regarding wedding attire. Sentimental considerations arise from the thoughts and emotions of a bride toward her wedding apparel.en_US
dc.format.extentvi, 105 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.otherHastyA-101012-D5100
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15775
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2011 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.subjectbridal apparelen_US
dc.subjectsocial dynamicen_US
dc.subjectlogistical challengeen_US
dc.subjectwar rationingen_US
dc.titleLove will never be rationed: World War II bridal apparelen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman environmental sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman environmental scienceseng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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