The Psychology of Dress

Mary Theresa Keatinge, Fordham University


The effect of clothes on men and women is always interesting and people do express something of their character and personality in their clothes. Who has not seen a staid quiet woman become the opposite of her conventional self at a masquerade ball--the costume seeming to give her the greatest bravery or abandon. It is said that one of the greatest fascinations of the theatre is the analysis that the actress has to bring to the clothes worn by the character she portrays.

Subject Area

Personality psychology

Recommended Citation

Keatinge, Mary Theresa, "The Psychology of Dress" (1927). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29281768.