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A Century of Lingerie

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This history of lingerie charts women's progressive emancipation, the effects of the two world wars, the benefit of man-made fabrics and the impact of the sexual revolution. The authors reveal fashion's foundations from the restraining corsets of the Edwardian era to the torpedo shaped bras of the 1950's to the sheer, supportive body shapers of the present day.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Booksales (first published 1998)
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MrsFuchur
Aug 01, 2015 MrsFuchur rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book has been outdated by the internet. Images are not used very informative/illustrative, but seem to have been chosen rather arbitrarily. However, it does give an overview of brands and of different undergarments.
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May 05, 2015 Georgene rated it really liked it
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A brief history of lingerie of the 20th century divided by decade in chronological order. Lots of lovely photos of undergarments, most of which I've never seen before. I probably don't buy my undies in high priced stores.
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