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Linda Przbyszewski is an associate professor of history at the University of Cincinnati. — biography from The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish
Some Memories of a Long Life, 1854-1911 (Afterword, some editions) 54 copies

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19th century (2) 2010-2017-books-read (1) 2017-2010-books-read (1) 2018OctImport (1) 640PRZ (1) a remarkable group of women—the so-called Dress Doctors—taught American women how to stretch each yard of fabric and dress well on a budget. Knowledge not money (1) American history (4) and empowered women to design and make clothing for both the workplace and the home. They championed skirts that would allow women to move about freely and campaigned against impractical and painful shoes. Armed with the Dress Doctors’ simple design (1) and in magazines. Millions of young girls read their books in school and at 4-H clothing clubs. As Przybyszewski shows (1) As a glance down any street in America quickly reveals (1) at women’s clubs (1) biography (8) Clothing Budget (1) culture (4) dress (2) Dress Doctors (2) emphasis—modern American women from all classes could learn to dress for all occasions in a way that made them confident (1) engaged members of society.A captivating and beautifully-illustrated look at the world of the Dress Doctors (1) fashion (16) fashion history (4) history (17) history of sewing (1) is the key to timeless fashion. Based in Home Economics departments across the country (1) it wasn’t always like this. In the first half of the twentieth century (1) law (4) memoir (5) Modern Library ISBN Imports (2) non-fiction (11) nonfiction/history/cultural (1) read (5) read in 2014 (2) style (4) Supreme Court (8) the Dress Doctors offered advice on radio shows (1) the Dress Doctors’ concerns weren’t purely superficial: they prized practicality (1) The Lost Art of Dress introduces a new audience to their timeless rules of fashion and beauty—rules which (1) they insisted (1) to-read (28) topic/fashion (1) we lack the fashion know-how we need to dress professionally and flatteringly.As historian and expert dressmaker Linda Przybyszewski reveals in The Lost Art of Dress (1)
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