English Women s Clothing in the Nineteenth Century

The nineteenth century was a period of continuous change for women's clothing in England.

English Women s Clothing in the Nineteenth Century

English Women s Clothing in the Nineteenth Century

The nineteenth century was a period of continuous change for women's clothing in England. The growing prosperity of the merchant class meant an ever-larger number of women for whom "dress" was a principal function in life, while the increasing availability of lower-priced ready-made garments enabled women of moderate means to purchase the fashions of the day. In addition, the development of the railways spurred the spread of new goods, while the removal of the tax on papers in 1854 produced an abundance of fashion magazines at cheap prices, bringing news of the latest styles to the multitudes. The magnificent array of ladies' fashions that characterized the century are on display in this remarkably complete decade-by-decade overview. Drawing almost exclusively on contemporary sources — fashion magazines, newspapers, rare period photographs, memoirs, Victorian novels, periodicals, and other publications, as well as firsthand observation of actual garments — the author describes and explains the couture that evolved in response to changing social conditions, technological innovations, and cultural developments. Over 1,100 line and tone drawings and photographs depict hundreds of outfits ranging from lovely morning dresses and starkly attractive riding outfits to elegant carriage costumes, opulent evening dresses, and exquisite bridal gowns. Full-page plates also depict period millinery, footwear, underclothing, and other apparel, while three useful glossaries provide descriptions of materials, definitions of technical terms, and more. Museum curators, vintage clothes collectors, and fashion historians will find this carefully researched and well-written book an indispensable tool for dating, identifying, and authenticating vintage clothing. Not only are styles described and illustrated in detail for each year; all the small details of construction by which specimens can be dated are given wherever possible. Moreover, designers, illustrators, and fashion enthusiasts will be delighted by the superbly detailed illustrations, which painstakingly document the fashionable finery of the Victorian era.

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English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: C. Willett Cunnington
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-05-01 - Publisher: Dover Publications

The nineteenth century was a period of continuous change for women's clothing in England. The growing prosperity of the merchant class meant an ever-larger number of women for whom "dress" was a principal function in life, while the increasing availability of lower-priced ready-made garments enabled women of moderate means to
English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: C. Willett Cunnington
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-24 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Remarkably thorough descriptions, information about hundreds of fashions: morning dresses, riding outfits, bridal gowns, more. Also millinery, footwear, etc. Based on contemporary sources. Indispensable for costume and fashion students. Bibliography.
English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: Cecil Willett Cunnington
Categories: Costume
Type: BOOK - Published: 1956 - Publisher:

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Fashion and Women's Attitudes in the Nineteenth Century
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: C. Willett Cunnington
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-01 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

De ontwikkeling van de maatschappelijke positie van de Engelse vrouw in de negentiende eeuw, inclusief beschrijvingen van kledingstijlen en -stukken en de redenen hiervoor.
The Demographic Imagination and the Nineteenth-Century City
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Nicholas Daly
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this provocative book, Nicholas Daly tracks the cultural effects of the population explosion of the nineteenth century, the 'demographic transition' to the modern world. As the crowded cities of Paris, London and New York went through similar transformations, a set of shared narratives and images of urban life circulated

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