Elizabeth Anne Weigle

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors


215D Barrow Hall
115 DW Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA 30602



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Polymer, Fiber, and Textile Sciences *International Merchandising emphasis University of Georgia 2023
M.S. Textiles, Merchandising, & Interiors University of Georgia 2009
B.S. Fashion Merchandising University of Georgia 2007


The affects of maternity wear on comfort, well-being, and sustainability. Dressing the body for sexual identity and liminal periods. Affect theory. History of dress and archival studies. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies. 

Ph.D. Dissertation: "Exploring Affects of Maternity (Wear): Implications for Self-Transition Through a Postfeminist Motherhood"

Master's thesis: "The American Trend of Female Pubic Hair Removal: Exploring a Popular Culture Body Modification"


Courses Instructed: TXMI 2010: Creativity in Fashion & Interiors, TXMI 2100: Textiles for Consumers, TXMI 3210: Fundamentals of Fashion Merchandising, TXMI 4230: Dress, Society, & Culture, TXMI 4240/6240: Visual Merchandising & Fashion Promotion, TXMI 4290/6290: History of Dress & Fashion-19th Century to Present, TXMI 5230: Trend Analysis & Forecasting


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award The Center for Teaching and Learning 2021

Advisory Committee

Major Professor: Dr. Laura McAndrews

Committee Member: Dr. Yoo-Kyoung Seock

Committee Member: Dr. Dee Warmath

Committee Member: Dr. Melissa Freeman


Weigle, Elizabeth Anne, "Sexuality, Sexual Identity, and Dress" - Forthcoming edited textbook essay for The Meanings of Dress (5th Edition).

Journal Articles

Weigle, E.A. and McAndrews, L. (2021), "The Future of Maternity Wear: Generation Z’s Expectations of Dressing for Pregnancy", Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management.

Weigle, Elizabeth Anne and Medvedev, Katalin (2022), "Maternity swimwear: A tool of female agency", Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, article first, https:// doi.org/10.1386/fspc_00119_1

Weigle, Elizabeth Anne and Covington, Sha'Mira (2022), "The Role of Textiles in Defining 'Family': A Study of Narratives from the Former Slave Project", Fashion Studies, Vol. 4, Article 5, https://doi.org/10.38055/FS040105

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