How to Read a Dress

A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century
Lydia Edwards

Description

With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Dress is an authoritative visual guide to women's fashion across five centuries.

Each entry includes annotated colour images of historical garments, outlining important features and highlighting how styles have developed over time, whether in shape, fabric choice, trimming or undergarments. Readers will learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history – as well as how dresses have varied in type, cut, detailing and popularity according to the occasion and the class, age and social status of the wearer.

This lavishly illustrated book is the ideal tool for anyone who has ever wanted to know their cartridge pleats from their Récamier ruffles. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to 'read' a dress, this is a guide for students, researchers and anyone interested in historical fashion.

Details

  • Format
    Paperback
  • Pages
    216
  • Size
    245 x 190mm
  • Publisher
    Bloomsbury
  • ISBN
    9781350108288
Status
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Stock Code
191050
Our Price
$49.99