How to read a dress

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How to Read a Dress. A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century by Lydia Edwards

Fashion is ever-changing and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easy to identify. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Dress is an authoritative visual guide to womens fashion across five centuries.

Each entry includes annotated colour images of historical garments, outlines important features and highlights how styles have changed (whether in shape, fabric choice, trimming, undergarments) from those shown previously. Readers will learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history, as well as the differences between dress types for various occasions, variations in detailing, cut, and popularity, and the class, age and social status of the wearer.

This beautifully illustrated guide equips students, researchers, curators and anyone interested in historical fashion with the tools to read a dress. Using this book, readers are able to identify specific period styles, and will really know their cartridge pleats from their Recamier ruffles. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/how-to-r...
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How to Read a Dress: A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century (2017)

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Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. 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 color 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. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to 'read' a dress, this is the ultimate guide for students, researchers, and anyone interested in historical fashion. Acknowledgements Preface Introduction 1.

From left: silk twill evening dress, c. Especially exciting: many of the dresses featured in the book are being photographed and published for the first time! Edwards book is not only informative and beautiful, it is inexpensive!! I am thrilled to feature Edwards as the latest participant in Fashion History Talks! This c.

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Hope you have a nice stay! I thought this would be a great textbook to use in class. But when I began to follow the author on Instagram howtoreadabook I thought it would be a great book to feature on my website. It is beautifully produced. I shared images of different pages and the little details that were included to give you an idea how gorgeous the book is. Alas, the pictures don't do it justice.

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  1. Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable.

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