Originally serialized in 1915 in The Forerunner, and never
before published in book form, The Dress of Women presents
Gilman's feminist sociological analysis of clothing in modern
society. Gilman explores the social and functional basis for
clothing, excavates the symbolic role of women's clothing in
patriarchal societies, and, among other things, explicates the
aesthetic and economic principles of socially responsible
clothing design.... more...