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Keeping up appearances : fashion and class between the wars

Author: Catherine Horwood
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The British have always been concerned about accent, appearance and class, but at no time during the twentieth century was 'keeping up appearances' more important than during the 1920s and 1930s. Drawing on a range of original sources, Catherine Horwood records the experiences of clothes selection during the interwar years, and reveals the importance of dress codes to both men and women whether at home, at work or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Horwood
ISBN: 0750939575 9780750939577
OCLC Number: 57430276
Description: viii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Shopping for status --
2. Black coats and white collars --
3. Business girls and office dresses --
4. In home and garden --
5. From seaside to sports club --
6. Top hats and tulle --
7. Everything to match --
8. Radicals, Bohemians and dandies.
Responsibility: Catherine Horwood.
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The British have always been concerned about accent, appearance and class, but the cliche 'keeping up appearances' was strongest in the 1920s and 1930s. Drawing on primary sources, this book records  Read more...

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