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Dress and undress : a history of women's underwear

Author: Elizabeth Ewing
Publisher: New York : Drama Book Specialists (Publishers) , [1978] ©1978
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ewing, Elizabeth.
Dress and undress.
New York : Drama Book Specialists, 1978
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Ewing
ISBN: 0896760006 9780896760004 0713416297 9780713416299
OCLC Number: 4004330
Description: 191 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: Shaping up to fashion: the start of underwear 3000 BC to AD 1350 --
From willowy waists to flaring farthingales 1350-1600 --
The tempestuous petticoat 1600-1680 --
The big build-up of hoops, and their collapse 1680-1780 --
They threw away their corsets, but wore bust improvers 1780-1830 --
A time of change: drawers and bloomers 1830-1856 --
Dressed to kill, with crimolines and tight lacing 1856-1880 --
Showing the figure, but with bustles behind 1865-1880 --
Revolt against fashion and banishment of the corset 1850-1880 --
The health cult and wool next to the skin 1880 and onwards --
Lingerie and luxury 1890-1908 --
Towards a straight line From 1908 --
World War One, then the '20s and the boyish figure 1914-1929 --
Material changes in corsetry and underwear and their effect on fashion 1920-1939 --
Clothing by decree, the new look and more changes 1939-1960 --
The youth revolution, today's invisible underwear and underwear that goes everywhere 1960-1978.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Ewing.


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