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Classic French Fashions of the Twenties

by Atelier Bachwitz Dover Publications (April 01, 2013)

This fine reproduction of a 1929 catalog features fashions for all occasions, with 54 color plates showcasing everything from chiffon promenade dresses to a white alpaca jumper and a silk-and-lace evening gown....


Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (June 26, 2012)

This stylish collection offers hundreds of sepia-tone illustrations and captions that depict the fashions of the '20s — from women's chemise dresses and hats to men's suits and work clothes, plus kids' apparel....


Historic English Costumes and How to Make Them

by Talbot Hughes & Kristina Seleshanko Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

This well-researched guide traces the evolution of English fashion for men and women through hundreds of illustrations. More than a history of style, it's a dressmaker's delight, filled with scaled-down patterns...


The Mode in Hats and Headdress: A Historical Survey with 198 Plates

by R. Turner Wilcox Dover Publications (August 29, 2013)

This stunningly comprehensive survey of hats and headgear from ancient Egypt to mid-20th century illustrates an astonishing range of styles — plumed turbans to modern homburgs, plus images of hairstyles, jewelry,...


Renaissance and Medieval Costume

by Camille Bonnard Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

This illustrated study displays a detailed gallery of costumes worn in the 11th through the 15th centuries. The 120 full-color plates exhibit apparel worn by nobility, knights, soldiers, the bourgeois, ecclesiastics,...


The Corset and the Crinoline: An Illustrated History

by W. B. Lord Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Profusely illustrated fashion history examines how the use of wood, whalebone, steel, hoops, and tight laces had a gripping influence on shaping the figures of women from ancient Greece to 19th-century Vienna....


Pictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Costume: 1200 Full-Color Figures

by Albert Kretschmer & Karl Rohrbach Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

From ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to 19th-century France, England, and Germany, this treasury chronicles the full sweep of historical dress through the centuries. Beautifully detailed, full-color engravings....


Medieval and Renaissance Fashion: 90 Full-Color Plates

by Raphaël Jacquemin Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Drawn from the Louvre and other prestigious collections, these illustrations by a noteworthy 19th century fashion historian form a gallery of iconic portraits, featuring soldiers, nobles, and commons in their...


Women's Hats, Headdresses and Hairstyles: With 453 Illustrations, Medieval to Modern

by Georgine de Courtais Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

453 illustrations provide authentic record of over 1,300 years of changing hairstyles and headwear in England: everything from wimples and crespines worn in Anglo-Saxon times to early-Victorian bonnets and pillboxes....


Women's Costume of the Ancient World: 700 Full-Color Illustrations

by Paul Louis de Giafferri Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

What fashion-conscious ladies were wearing 2,000 years ago — from transparent gowns and pointy-toed sandals favored by the ancient Egyptians to the graceful robes and tunics preferred by the Greeks and Romans....


Japanese Kimono Designs

by Shojiro Nomura & Tsutomu Ema Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

This unique design treasury, consisting of lavish full-color pictures of a vibrant array of kimonos, is reproduced directly from two rare and costly original portfolios.


A Pictorial History of Costume From Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century: With Over 1900 Illustrated Costumes, Including 1000 in Full Color

by Wolfgang Bruhn & Max Tilke Dover Publications (January 30, 2013)

Classic pictorial history of fashion from around the world depicts costumes over the centuries, from ancient Egyptians wearing pleated loincloths to well-dressed Parisian ladies of the late 1800s. 57 color plates....


Accessories of Dress: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

by Katherine Lester & Bess Viola Oerke Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Illustrations of hats, veils, wigs, cravats, shawls, shoes, gloves, and other accessories enhance an engaging commentary that reveals the humor and charm of the many-sided story of accessorized apparel. 644...


Gallery of Late-Seventeenth-Century Costume: 100 Engravings

by Caspar Luyken Dover Publications (January 24, 2013)

Magnificent reproductions of 100 rare engravings from a much-imitated reference work depict with precision and elegance a wide range of social classes — from royalty and merchants to military officers and...


Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It

by Dorothy Hartley Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

This unique reference classifies the clothes and accessories of the 12th through 15th centuries along social lines. Garments of every type from the wardrobes of peasants and nobility appear in over 200 period...


English Children's Costume 1775-1920

by Iris Brooke Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

Ruffled dresses, full skirts, pantaloons, and loose gowns of the "Empire" cut for girls; and for boys — long trousers buttoned to a shirt, sailor suits, and velvet knee-breeches. 32 black-and-white illustrations....


Costume in Greek Classic Drama

by Iris Brooke Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

This work describes how performers were dressed in plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and explains how the actors' performances influenced the cut of their costumes. 53 black-and-white illustrations....


Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries

by Pauquet Frères Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Illustrations depicting 500 years of French fashion, reproduced from a rare 19th-century publication, progress chronologically from flamboyant headgear and voluminous robes of 15th-century royalty to high-waisted...


Hats: A History of Fashion in Headwear

by Hilda Amphlett Dover Publications (October 19, 2012)

An illustrated view of 2,000 years of head coverings, this engaging and literate survey features over 800 drawings depicting the headgear of both genders, all classes, and many nationalities.


Ancient Greek, Roman & Byzantine Costume

by Mary G. Houston Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

315 renderings of Doric and Ionic styles of dress for women, gracefully arranged Roman togas, vestments of the Eastern Orthodox Church, hairdressing, jewelry, and other decorative elements. Includes instructions...


Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian & Persian Costume

by Mary G. Houston Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, depict apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, manual workers, and military, as well as by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Flat patterns...


Children's Fashions 1900-1950 As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (February 13, 2013)

Chronicles what youngsters, ages 4 to 16, wore during the first half of the 20th century — from knickerbocker suits for boys to elegant chiffon party dresses for girls. Over 300 black-and-white illustrations....


An Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Costume

by James R. Planche Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Thousands of terms associated with apparel worn in the principal countries of Europe appear in this extensive and convenient reference. Alphabetically arranged, the profusely illustrated volume features over...


A Short History of Costume & Armour: Two Volumes Bound as One

by Francis M. Kelly & Randolph Schwabe Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Meticulously researched, well-illustrated history of fashion covers 800 years of style: civilian and military clothing of English upper classes for both sexes, 11th–19th centuries, plus accessories. 342 black-and-white...


Everyday Fashions of the Fifties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (June 27, 2013)

One-piece strapless bathing suits and dresses with plunging necklines for women; business suits with wide lapels for men; bluejeans and plaid shirts for girls; and much more. Over 300 black-and-white illustrations....


Western World Costume: An Outline History

by Carolyn G. Bradley Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Well-illustrated view of Western dress, from prehistory to mid-20th century. Footwear, headgear, accessories, typical colors and materials for each era. 491 black-and-white illustrations.


Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs

by Kristina Harris Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

Vintage photographs depict girls playing dress-up in their mothers' clothes, a boy dressed in Little Lord Fauntleroy style, and scores of other representative portraits. Captions.


British Costume from Earliest Times to 1820

by Mrs. Charles H. Ashdown Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Hard-to-find classic provides detailed, authentic coverage of British clothing (civil, royal, and ecclesiastic) from early Saxon era (ca. A.D. 460) to reign of King George III (1820).


European Civil and Military Clothing

by Sir Frederic Stibbert Dover Publications (February 23, 2015)

Peerless archive of historical fashions features nearly 1,000 individual figures and accessories: priestesses and warriors of ancient Britain; elaborately coiffed ladies from the court of Versailles; knights...


Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná & Jan Durdík Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, over 400 royalty-free illustrations trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe...


Ancient European Costume and Fashion

by Herbert Norris Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Clothing styles from prehistory to A.D. 1066 displayed in over 160 illustrations. Draped robes of classical Greece, the apparel of a 10th-century Byzantine emperor, garments of peasants, as well as footwear,...


Costume Through the Ages: Over 1400 Illustrations

by Erhard Klepper Dover Publications (September 27, 2012)

Detailed drawings in continuous chronological format provide a history of costume design from the first century AD to 1930. More than 1,400 illustrations, from Roman noble to Jazz Age schoolboy.


Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns: A Complete Lady's Wardrobe

by Kristina Harris Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Rich selection of dressmaker's patterns from popular, late-19th-century magazine The Voice of Fashion includes 50 garments for women, from day and evening dresses to tennis outfits and undergarments. 498 illustrations....


Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques

by Kristina Harris Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

This vintage how-to manual — the first modern American sewing book — provided turn-of-the-century seamstresses with clear instructions for altering patterns, hand-sewing stitches, and creating shirt-blouses,...


A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern

by Mary Brooks Picken Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, words are grouped alphabetically according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style...


1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company

by Altman & Co. Dover Publications (November 08, 2012)

Over 700 black-and-white illustrations, detailed descriptions, and prices for a vast array of upscale women's clothing and accessories — dresses, bathing suits, cloche hats, shoes, much more. Attire for men...


80 Godey's Full-Color Fashion Plates: 1838-1880

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

Superb, meticulously reproduced illustrations from rare source provide authentic views of Victorian dresses, gowns, coats, accessories. A must for costume designers, cultural historians, fashion enthusiasts....


Everyday Fashions of the Sixties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Scores of illustrations with their original captions specifying colors, sizes, prices. Items include lingerie and playclothes to bridal ensembles, Madras jackets, and vinyl slicker coats. Introduction. Over...


Uniforms of the United States Army, 1774-1889, in Full Color

by H. A. Ogden Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Richly colored, hand-tinted prints portray U.S. army uniforms, from fatigues to full dress. Absolutely authentic in their painstaking detail, the 44 plates depict all ranks in full regalia. Captions.


Victorian and Edwardian Fashions from "La Mode Illustrée"

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Over 1,000 illustrations document elegant ladies' fashions from 1860 to 1914: evening gowns, wedding ensembles, bathing costumes, cycling outfits, and much more. Accompanied by hundreds of stylish accessories....


Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries

by Mary G. Houston Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Splendid pictorial documentation, carefully researched, of royal apparel, ecclesiastical dress and vestments, academic and legal garments, and civilian dress of all classes.


The History of Underclothes

by C. Willett Cunnington & PhiIlis Cunnington Dover Publications (July 04, 2013)

Fascinating survey of various undergarments worn by the English over six centuries. Well-documented, scholarly presentation enhanced with over 100 period illustrations depicting laced-up bodice of the 12th century,...


Everyday Fashions of the Forties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (August 16, 2013)

What American men, women, and children wore in the 1940s, shown in 122 fully illustrated and captioned pages selected from rare copies of Sears catalogs. Reproduced in large format on high-quality glossy stock....


Costume Design in the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to the Work of 157 Great Designers

by Elizabeth Leese Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations....


American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs

by Priscilla Harris Dalrymple Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Over 280 rare photographs document "Sunday best" clothing from the 1840s to the 1890s. Bustles, pantalets, top hats, waistcoats, bowlers, other attire, as well as hairdressing and tonsorial styles.


Men's Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century

by Mitchell Co. & Jean L. Druesedow Dover Publications (May 25, 2012)

Over 100 full-page, royalty-free illustrations document what well-dressed American men wore in early 1900s: checked and striped business suits, sporty knickers and jackets, elegant formal wear, long fur-trimmed...


English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A Comprehensive Guide with 1,117 Illustrations

by C. Willett Cunnington Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

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...


Authentic French Fashions of the Twenties: 413 Costume Designs from "L'Art Et La Mode"

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Over 130 dazzling pages from famed French fashion magazine — haute couture by Worth, Patou, Molyneux, Paquin, Lanvin, and other greats. Introduction. Captions.


French Fashion Illustrations of the Twenties: 634 Cuts from La Vie Parisienne

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (August 02, 2012)

Treasury of royalty-free motifs from famed periodical, drawn with wit, flair and charm. Slinky beauties in a variety of gowns, dresses, coats, suits, beachwear, and other stylish outfits.


Everyday Fashions of the Thirties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

by Stella Blum Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Hundreds of authentic images reflect a mood of economic austerity. Over 130 fully illustrated pages from Sears catalogs offer historically accurate pictures of what men, women, and children wore throughout the...