Looking Back, Looking Forward, Looking Great!
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, people didn't go to a store and buy a dress, a skirt, or a suit. They went to the dry-goods store, bought fabric, and either made the dress themselves, or hired a dressmaker to do it for them. People of wealth (and if you can afford to buy clothing, you are wealthier than most in this world) showed their status in the cut of their dress and the individual embellishments that reflected the owner's personality. As society puts increa