Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
This thesis looks at eighteenth-century hooped petticoats and society's attitudes towards them in the hope of learning more about what made these garments so popular. It examines their change over time, satirical commentary on these garments, and who was wearing them throughout society.
Engel, Charlotte, "Jumping through Hoops: The Rise and Demise of the Hoop Petticoat in the Eighteenth Century" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1412.