Corsets and Codpieces
A History of Outrageous Fashion, From Roman Times to the Modern EraBook - 2016
Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of British fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted (and discarded) by our ancestors. In the days before cosmetic surgery, people used bum rolls and bombastic breeches to augment their figures; painted their faces with poisonous concoctions; and doused themselves with scent to cover body odour. The author charts our sartorial history from the animal skins first used to cover our modesty and show off hunting skills, right up to the 20th century drive for practicality and comfort.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2016
Characteristics: vii, 166 p. : ill. (some color) ; 25 cm