How to Read a Dress: A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 21st Century
A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 21st Century
This book explores the realities of what we can and cannot know about a garment, particularly in terms of the why and when of its creation. The author’s concept of the fluidity of time is critical to our better understanding of how individuals approach dress.
Lydia Edwards is a lecturer at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia and author of the companion book,
How to Read a Suit (Bloomsbury 2020).