Elizabeth Anne Weigle

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

PhD Candidate & Lecturer

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



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.S. Fashion Merchandising University of Georgia 2007
M.S. Textiles, Merchandising, & Interiors University of Georgia 2009
Ph.D. Polymer, Fiber, and Textile Science *emphasis in International Merchandising University of Georgia 2022


Beth's work centers around the psychology of dressing for pregnancy, with a pointed interest in maternity swimwear. She seeks to understand how feelings of embodiment relate to comfort and well-being. 

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 4290: History of Dress & Fashion

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

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

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