Uniformity in Dress: A Worldwide Cross-Cultural Comparison

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 34 Springer Science+Business Media Published In Pages: 359–380
By Ember, Carol R., McCarter, Abbe, Ringen, Erik J.


Higher resource stress will predict higher synchrony of dress.


Higher resource stress is positively related to three of four latent variables: 1). permanent adornment, standardization and rules; 2). non-permanent adornment, standardization; and 3). clothing standardization and non-permanent adornment rules. Resource stress does not predict the fourth latent factor: more rules about clothing.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Bayesian modelingMostly supported90% HPDIUNKNOWNUNKNOWN