How to Read a Dress
A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century
A visual guide to women's fashion across five centuries. Learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history - as well as how dresses have varied in type, cut, detailing and popularity according to the occasion and the class, age and social status of the wearer. -- Adapted from back cover.
Lydia Edwards is a Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.