Semiotics of dress

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The semiotics of dress is a term used to refer to the design and customs associated with dress (clothing), as patterned to a kind of symbolism that has rules and norms.

The human body is the central element of this symbolic 'language. The style and manner of dress are informed by the biological and social needs of the human being. Central to the semiotics of dress is the psychology of self-perception, both as individuals who see themselves, as well how individuals are seen within a greater group, society, or culture.

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