Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.
… and grounds to correspond he is a man who always bows his head to every body he knows whether he is democrat or republican and why or how he is so…
… blouses, often with stiff collars and soft floppy bows at the neck. This second alternate mode is familiar from the "Gibson Girl" images created by…