For many different reasons, clothing is an important and essential part of our day to day lives here in the United States. After all, it is through the use of clothing that we are able to keep our bodies as safe and protected from the various elements the we are faced with, keeping ourselves warm during the often frigid winter months and cool and protected from the sun during the summer months. Clothing can also help to convey culture, as certain cultures practice different kinds of dress. And clothing can cover the parts of ourselves that we don’t want shown to the world – both covering what must legally be covered and covering the parts of ourselves that we are personally uncomfortable with leaving bare, something that can vary quite dramatically from person to person, especially in places here like the United States.
And clothing consumption has certainly grown quite tremendously over the course of many years. One example can be seen clearly in the consumption of women’s clothi