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Lost Art of Dress The Women Who Once Made America Stylish

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ISBN-10: 0465066860

ISBN-13: 9780465066865

Edition: N/A

Authors: Linda Przybyszewski

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As a glance down any street in America quickly reveals, American women have forgotten how to dress. We chase fads, choose inappropriate materials and unattractive cuts, and waste energy tottering in heels when we could be moving gracefully. Quite simply, we lack the fashion know-how we need to dress professionally and flatteringly.As historian and expert dressmaker Linda Przybyszewski reveals in "The Lost Art of Dress," it wasn't always like this. In the first half of the twentieth century, a remarkable group of women--the so-called Dress Doctors--taught American women how to stretch each yard of fabric and dress well on a budget. Knowledge not money, they insisted, is the key to timeless…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/29/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.60" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Linda Przbyszewski is an associate professor of history at the University of Cincinnati.