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Why would anyone wear that? : fascinating fashion facts

Author: Celia Stall-Meadows; Leslie Stall Widener
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Bustles. Tight-laced Corsets. Caged crinolines that encased the hapless wearer in hoops of steel. Why would anyone want to wear such things? Yet, you can be certain that no lady of the Victorian upper class would choose to leave home without them -- and she would complete her look with a feather-and-flower-festooned bonnet as befit the latest fashion. With a blend of wisdom and wit, Why Would Anyone Wear That?  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Celia Stall-Meadows; Leslie Stall Widener
ISBN: 184150727X 9781841507279
OCLC Number: 809911239
Description: 83 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Hennins --
Mad as a hatter --
Feathered hats --
Cowboy hats --
Powdering --
Scented cones --
Ruffs --
The Hope diamond --
The Koh-i-Noor- diamond --
Giraffe women --
Muslin fever --
Burqas --
Zoot suits and teddy boys --
Leisure suits --
Breast binding --
Flea furs --
Corsets --
Caged crinolines --
Bustles --
Chastity belts --
Bloomers --
Pumpkin breeches --
Hobble skirts --
Poison rings --
Codpiece --
Parti-colored hosiery --
Chinese lily feet --
Poulaines or cracows --
Chopines and pattens --
Running shoes --
Disposable fashions --
Interpreting and predicting fashion.
Responsibility: written by Celia E. Stall-Meadows ; illustrated by Leslie Stall Widener.


Presents and illustrates diverse fashions, including shoes, hats, jewellery, undergarments, and outerwear. This book explains the environmental influences that shape fashion. It helps readers learn  Read more...


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