Smucker, Betty Voran. 1969. “Conformity to and Awareness of the Clothing Mode Related to the Peer Acceptance of Adolescent Boys and Girls.” Masters Thesis, Department of Textiles, Clothing, and Related Arts. Michigan State University.
Girls’ and boys’ awareness and conformity to clothing, peers related to in/formal school structures. The more people participated in formal school organizations, the more likely they were aware of clothing fashions, but no relationship was found between this and how people actually conformed to these trends. Instead, informal structures (peer friendships) were more likely to communicate trends (and promote adherence to them).