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Women's Hats, Headdresses and Hairstyles: With 453 Illustrations, Medieval to Modern
From simple barbettes, crespines, and wimples worn in Anglo-Saxon times to the pillbox hat popularized by Jackie Kennedy in the mid-twentieth century, hats and headdresses have — for centuries — played an important part of a lady's wardrobe. This informative and meticulously researched book provides an authentic record of more than 1,300 years of changing fashions in women ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Dover Publications
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A pretty good resource for English women's hair and head-covering styles from 11thc Anglo-Saxon thru 1980s. Not all of the figures (generally 4-8 per page) are actually described in the text which was occasionally annoying. All illus are line drawings of head & shoulders taken from period sources. There's a good variety of styles including a few of common folk plus some back views which are not always found. Brief text overviews give a broader look at each era's fashions. Also a section at ...more