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4.0 out of 5 stars A good guide, 16 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: Victorian costume and costume accessories (Victorian collector series) (Hardcover)
A surprisingly slim volume for a subject so voluminous in every sense. The structure is helpful, with overview chapters followed by others devoted specifically to categories such as 'hats and bonnets' and 'children's clothing'. These are explained in a roughly chronological sense to give a feeling for how the length and decoration of gloves, for example, changed during Victoria's reign.

The text itself sometimes assumes a knowledge of dressmaking terms that the modern reader may not have, however, and the plates as well as the illustrations are in black and white, which reduces the effect somewhat. It also doesn't say much about the wider context of clothing in the era - class or labour-specific dress, relative costs, re-sold and re-made items etc although it makes no claims to include them.

Overall a handy introduction, or companion to other volumes such as 'Fashion and Reality', 'Corsets and Crinolines' and 'Crinolines and Crimping Irons'.
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