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The Comparison between Korean and American Women's Garments Terminologies from 1910s to 1930s through the Women's Magazines

1910-1930년대 여성잡지를 통해 본 한국과 미국의 여성복식 명칭의 비교

  • Kim, Eun-Jung (Dept. Clothing & Textile, The Catholic University)
  • 김은정 (가톨릭대학교 의류학전공)
  • Received : 2014.02.16
  • Accepted : 2014.05.10
  • Published : 2014.06.30

Abstract

This paper is a comparative research study between Korean and American women's garments from the 1910s to 1930s. It focuses on the articles and advertisements of Korean women's magazines and American women's magazines. The Korean women's magazines investigated are 신여자[Siyeoja], 신가정[Singajung], 부인[Buin], 신여성[Sinyeosung], and 여성[Yeosung]. The American woman's magazine investigated is Ladies' Home Journal. This paper explores the differences and similarities between the garments that appear in these magazines. There is little evidence about women's clothing in Korean women's magazines while the American women's magazine includes a lot of information about women's dress and life. Korean women usually wore Korean traditional costumes with traditional terms like Chima and Jeogori but they wore western shoes, stockings, shawls, umbrellas, and some clothing with western materials such as lace, velvet, and rayon with borrowed words. These western accessories and some clothing materials like lace and rayon were the same fashion in America. So, Korean women wore traditional and western clothing together while American women wore clothing influenced by Paris fashion. American women wore various pieces of clothing like suits, frocks, coats and sportswear with undergarments. There were also lots of advertisements about women's under garments and sportswear which was different from Korean women's clothing during the period.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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