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  • Everyday Fashions of the Forties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

    Few publications illustrate so comprehensively what American men, women, and children wore in the 1940s than the Sears catalogs of those years, when the company's fashions typified the tastes of the American mainstream. This book is a compilation of 122 fully illustrated and captioned pages selected and reproduced from rare copies of Sears catalogs [read more]

  • Renaissance and Medieval Costume (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

    Maidens in tasseled gowns and elaborate headpieces. Jousting knights in armor with swords and breastplates. Young men in flowing robes and wide-brimmed hats, others on horseback with decorative trappings. This superb collection displays a detailed gallery of costumes worn in the eleventh through fifteenth century, with captions translated from th [read more]

  • Everyday Fashions, 1909-1920, As Pictured in Sears Catalogs (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

    In the early decades of the 20th century, a remarkable phenomenon was revolutionizing American life. Mail-order catalogs, distributed by such firms as Sears, Roebuck and Company, were becoming familiar purveyors of merchandise ranging from stylish fashions for men, women and children to useful products and decorative accessories for the home.For th [read more]

  • Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

    This carefully researched volume offers lovers of both costume and the medieval period a meticulously researched and accurately detailed study of the clothing of the Middle Ages. Following an illuminating discussion of the style and construction of costumes worn in the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth centuries, noted costume historian Mary G. [read more]

  • 59 Authentic Turn-of-the-Century Fashion Patterns (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

    The dressmaker's patterns for the more than 50 different garments included in this volume first appeared in the 1890s in issues of the quarterly The Voice of Fashion. Most of the patterns are for stylish daywear for women, but there are house dresses and nightwear as well, along with a selection of suits and dresses for young boys and girls and sev [read more]

  • Everyday Fashions of the Thirties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

    For thousands of women across America, hard hit when the frivolity of the twenties ended so resoundingly with the Crash of '29, the pages of the Sears catalog became an essential resource in maintaining a wardrobe. An ambitious marketing operation, it could not afford to take chances on haute couture; its fashions were geared as closely as possible [read more]

  • Greek and Roman Fashions (Dover Fashion Coloring Book)

    Rich assortment of clothing styles — from garments worn by the nobility of Crete (2000–1200 BC) to the apparel of a Roman senator and his family in the late Imperial Period (300–487 AD). Also includes colorable portraits of Greek peasants, Etruscan dancers, Roman gladiators wearing metal shoulder plates and chain mail, more.

  • The History of Underclothes (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

    ". . . thoroughness and most impressive scholarship . . . much entertaining detail and . . . pleasant humour." — The Times Literary Supplement (London)Underwear — practical garments with a utilitarian function or body coverings that serve an erotic purpose? As this fascinating and intelligently written study shows, the role played by undercloth [read more]

  • Everyday Fashions of the Twenties: As Pictured in Sears and Other Catalogs (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

    The Roaring Twenties, age of jazz and flappers, Model T Fords and Hollywood movie stars, was also a time when for millions the bulky catalogs of Montgomery Ward or Sears, Roebuck were a substitute for the window displays of Paris or New York fashion shops. Buying clothing through the mails had become an American institution, and entire families wer [read more]

  • Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898 (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

    After the Civil War the upper middle class in America expanded and became increasingly style-conscious. Visiting European royalty as well as American women returning from the International Exhibition in Paris in 1867 stimulated fashion awareness—and it was in this climate that the magazine Harper's Bazar flowered. Dedicated to being "A repository [read more]