I struggled a little bit deciding what to do for my final project but I think I have found something that could turn out really interesting. I am going to do a PowerPoint on fashion in the 18th century and how women had a lack of power roles. I will also discuss mannerisms that may have lead to this, and what could have possibly been different if they were given more power, including what they were able to wear. I feel that the “lady in the dressing room” article is a strong argument to some issues that women faced about being perfect all the time. I will be taking into account bits and pieces of different readings but also using a few outside resources. I am quite excited to see how this turns out since I know it will be a little bit of a struggle. Women had such restricted lives back then, so I want to make sure that I address the topics of improvements within the 18th century, and reflect them on modern day as well. I think that this will turn out great as a PowerPoint and I hope I can find some good images to go along with the information. The way that men and women dressed highly reflected on their class and social status in society, so it is very interesting to physically see the differences that brought other issues to individuals as well.
If anyone has any other thoughts or topics that might be great to address as well please let me know!