A Victorian Lady's Guide to Fashion and Beauty

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A Victorian Lady's Guide to Fashion and Beauty
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Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-09-2018
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
152
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What did a Victorian lady wear for a walk in the park? How did she style her hair for an evening at the theatre? And what products might she have used to soothe a sunburn or treat an unsightly blemish? Mimi Matthews answers these questions and more as she takes readers on a decade-by-decade journey through Victorian fashion and beauty history.Women's clothing changed dramatically during the course of the Victorian era. Necklines rose, waistlines dropped, and Gothic severity gave way to flounces, frills, and an abundance of trimmings. Sleeves ballooned up and skirts billowed out. The crinoline morphed into the bustle and steam-moulded corsets cinched women's waists ever tighter.As fashion was evolving, so too were trends in ladies' hair care and cosmetics. An era which began by prizing natural, barefaced beauty ended with women purchasing lip and cheek rouge, false hairpieces and pomades, and fashionable perfumes made with expensive spice oils and animal essences.Using research from nineteenth century beauty books, fashion magazines, and lady's journals, Mimi Matthews brings the intricacies of a Victorian lady's toilette into modern day focus. In the process, she gives readers a glimpse of the social issues that influenced women's clothing and the societal outrage that was an all too frequent response to those bold females who used fashion and beauty as a means of asserting their individuality and independence.

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-09-2018
ISBN13:
9781526705044
Bredde:
156 mm
Højde:
234 mm
Format:
Paperback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse A complete overview of Victorian fashion and beauty history, giving a decade-by-decade look at what Victorian women wore and when they wore it; how they styled their hair; and what types of cosmetics they used. 60 illustrations

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