Corsets and Codpieces: A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era

Corsets and Codpieces: A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era Author Karen Bowman
ISBN-10 151070857X
ISBN-13 9781510708570
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 176
Language English
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do Packed with outlandish outfits this exciting history of 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 odor Take a fresh look at historys hidden fashion disasters and discover some of the stories behind historical garments How removing a medieval womans headdress could reveal her as a harlot Why Tudor men traded in their oversized codpieces for corsets How crinoline caused a spate of shoplifting among Victorian ladiesKaren Bowman charts our sartorial history from the animal skins first used to cover our modesty and show off hunting skills right up to the twentieth century drive for practicality and comfort Corsets and Codpieces is a fascination read for history buffs and fashionistas alike Skyhorse Publishing as well as our Arcade imprint are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history books about World War II the Third Reich Hitler and his henchmen the JFK assassination conspiracies the American Civil War the American Revolution gladiators Vikings ancient Rome medieval times the old West and much more While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home