English Women’s Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A Comprehensive Guide with 1,117 Illustrations (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

December 16, 2015 - Comment

Remarkably thorough illustrated overview based on rare period photographs, periodicals, other contemporary sources. Description and information about hundreds of fashions: morning dresses, riding outfits, carriage costumes, evening dresses, bridal gowns, more. Also millinery, footwear, underclothing, other apparel. 891 black-and-white line illustrations. 226 halftones. Bibliography. 3 glossaries.

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Remarkably thorough illustrated overview based on rare period photographs, periodicals, other contemporary sources. Description and information about hundreds of fashions: morning dresses, riding outfits, carriage costumes, evening dresses, bridal gowns, more. Also millinery, footwear, underclothing, other apparel. 891 black-and-white line illustrations. 226 halftones. Bibliography. 3 glossaries.

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Anonymous says:

Costume Designer’s Heaven This book is an excellent reference for those who wish to study the fashion of English women’s clothing in the nineteenth-century. Sumptuously illustrated, it also has helpful commentary about the clothing’s details, including information about what influenced the design, materials used, the situation in which the garment would have been worn, and what type of person would have worn the garment. It is a wonderful reference for the costume designer or student of fashion. This is one of the…

C.A. Thielman says:

A Must-Have Resource for Costumers! Absolutely the best resource for women’s clothing in the 19th century. Includes photos and line drawings of actual clothes (all B&W in this edition, unfortunately). Most importanly, gives details on every aspect of clothing- from fabrics, trmis, shoes, under garments to hats, fans, and coats year-by-year. Also lists changes in each year’s fashions. A must-have for those interested in Regency and/or Victorian eras, especially! It’s my cosutme Bible!

Catherine Raymond says:

An amazing amount of detail Cunnington’s year-by-year survey of fashionable English women’s costume in the 19th century is replete with detail. The only flaw is the absence of color photographs, hampering the historian or recreationist who is attempting to ascertain the exact hue of “Solferino” or “Isabella”. In addition, if you need a general reference for 19th century costume, or are interested in the attire of persons of the lower orders, you will have to look elsewhere.

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