Corsets and Codpieces: A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era

Corsets and Codpieces: A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era

by Karen Bowman

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ISBN-13: 9781510708570
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 554,059
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Karen Bowman is the author of Essex Girls and Essex Boys , and a contributor to British Life magazine. She is a frequent public speaker on historical subjects, including fashion. Karen lives in Essex, England.

Table of Contents

Author's Note vi

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Short Skirts, Long Beards 1

Chapter 2 Modest Medieval 8

Chapter 3 Ruffs and Hose 19

Chapter 4 Drums and Wheels 31

Chapter 5 Sumptuous Stuarts 38

Chapter 6 Gorgeous Georgians 55

Chapter 7 False Calves and Rising Moons 73

Chapter 8 Death by Crinoline 88

Chapter 9 Bustles 102

Chapter 10 La Belle Époque 111

Chapter 11 The Roaring Twenties 124

Chapter 12 Abominable Trousers and Rationed Fashion 133

Chapter 13 Cinched and Pinched -A Brave New World? 146

Conclusion 151

Endnote 152

Appendix - For Your Entertainment 153

Bibliography 160

Index 163

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NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
The book, Corsets and Codpieces by Karen Bowman is an excellent way to learn about what clothing was worn back then and how it happens to now be used by many of us. I love that it goes into detail and explains the entire history of the unique pieces worn. Some things like Corsets and Codpieces, which codpieces I never ever knew or known what they were till I read this book. Plus, it explains other trends and original pieces that were worn. Plus, I've always wondered about the body odor issue, as now we have showers with hot water and can bathe all the time but back then it wasn't as easy. So what I've ready they would douse themselves in tons of perfume like scents to get rid of the odor. I guess that is a plus if you have no way to remove the smell. However, this book will pack your brain with fashion from back during Roman times and many other eras, which has happened to bring out the fun designs we have today and styles. Old clothing and styles coming back into fashion, thanks to this book you can get an idea how many of them were thought up and what we still wear or use as they've worn back then.
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