New PDF release: A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern

By Mary Brooks Picken

While such a lot folks may have little hassle in spotting a buckle, hem, or seam, we'd be significantly extra challenged if requested to spot a godet, a trilby, or a vamp. With this useful e-book at your fingertips, despite the fact that, you could quick locate the definition of over 10,000 phrases linked to donning clothing and fashion.
From bateau necklines, bobs, and bustles to plackets, havelocks, and bavolets, phrases are assembled alphabetically or in teams in keeping with costume components, materials, parts of layout, and different sort different types. moreover, over 950 basically particular illustrations depict stitches, weaves, laces, clothing, collars, sneakers, jewellery, hair kinds, and different sartorial features.
This is the appropriate reference for expanding style vocabularies, injecting a stimulating time period or word in conversations approximately donning clothing, or making articles written approximately garments extra comprehensible. style writers, gown designers, brands, purchasers, revenues humans — someone drawn to the historical past of favor — will welcome this thorough and finished guidebook. "Unique in its box and containing fabric no longer simply obtainable in different places, it certainly has a spot within the normal reference library for speedy identity reasons and for a person curious about the style field." — Booklist

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