Fashion. A thing that fascinates no matter the time period. Since early on clothing has mattered a great deal, never mind if it was/is ridiculous or a danger to one’s health one must have those feathered hats that way ten pounds, or that Tudor dress that must be the equivalent of wearing the bay windows heavy drapes! But I ramble… Now comes a book that will enthrall those with an interest in the fashions of World War I. From skirts to khakis and beyond Nina Edwards sheds light on what our ancestors wore and how it reflected on them. From the civilian to the soldier Edwards covers quite a bit in this well-illustrated book. Although relatively short Dressed for War is both informative and interesting as it moves a rather fast pace. Worth a read and just in time for Remembrance Day.
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