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The History of Underclothes (Dover Fashion and Costumes) (original 1951; edition 1992)

by C. Willett Cunnington

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Title:The History of Underclothes (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
Authors:C. Willett Cunnington
Info:Dover Publications (1992), Paperback, 272 pages
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This is an academic study of underwear, not a narrative history, but I nonetheless found it interesting reading on the whole. Some bits are quietly funny (as appropriate for the type of work), and there is enough information tying the development of styles to historical events and other context to keep a non-specialist reader going. It did get repetitive toward the end. ( )
  carlym | Aug 5, 2016 |
nice little book with good background info ( )
  BunnysBla | Feb 19, 2014 |
A meticulously researched, well-illustrated and...very boring book. I think this would be good for people who enjoy costume histories, but it wasn't my cup of tea. Note: this book covers only British underwear. ( )
  meggyweg | Mar 6, 2009 |
Some good information. I only read the medieval section, since that's where my interests lie. ( )
  sprowett | May 28, 2008 |
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Cunnington, C. WillettAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cunnington, Phillis EmilyAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Kennedy, Paul E.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486271242, Paperback)

Fascinating survey of various undergarments worn by the English over six centuries. Well-documented, scholarly presentation enhanced with over 100 period illustrations depicting laced-up bodice of the 12th century, embroidered linen drawers (1500s), hooped petticoat support (c. 1750), footed long drawers (1795), 19th-century bustles, early 19th-century corsets for men, Victorian "bust improvers," much more.

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