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Victorian To Vamp: Women's Clothing 1900 1929
Victorian to Vamp: Women's Clothing 1900-1929 covers styles from the turn of the century until the Great Depression. A predominant ideal silhouette marked each of these three decades from the S-shaped Gibson Bend in Edwardian times to the long, slender, upright lines of dresses in the Teens and finally to the boyish flat-chested look of flappers' short chemises in the ...more
Paperback, 110 pages
Published by Fabric Fancies
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Similar to the many Dover publications in look. Most of the illustrations are drawings taken from catalogs or magazines of the time plus a few period photos. Some of the illustrations are poorly reproduced resulting in muddied detail but overall a decent introduction to the period during which women's dress changed so dramatically. 2 page bibliog and index.
This illustrated book covers a critical period of fashion. It is well-written and always engaging, as it both chronicles and celebrates the liberation of women from clothing that, although beautiful, was restrictive and cumbersome. Definitely recommended.