Nice book, just a little short
If someone could have read my mind on the exact period of fashion I am interested in, this would be it. Needless to say, I was very excited to receive this book, and it did not disappoint – the author ties in significant historical events and trends with fashion changes and does a good job of integrating it all. She uses technical language, and it reads very nicely. And she lists lots of resources for further reading.
There are only 2 things I wished after finishing this book: (1) that there were more pictures, and (2) that it was longer. The author does a great job of describing various styles and such, but I would have liked to have seen more of these depicted in photos/illustrations. And I did with there was a conclusion after the last chapter, but mainly, I enjoyed the book so much that I just wished there was more to read.
This is a great read for anyone interested in the history of fashion as seen through bridal attire/accessories. And lots of ideas for brides-to-be. Very cool. Recommended.
C. R. July 28, 2015
Awsome little book
Best Reference book I have ever bought to date wedding gowns. Clear wonderful photos w/dates & info. Detailed history of wedding gowns, bouquets, etc. or each era. I highly recommend this book as a reference guide which is why I bought it. It’s small but huge in info.
col June 15, 2016
A happy find
This is a smart lovely book about bridal fashion in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century. The photographs are priceless, the author does a very nice job linking world events to fashion. So fun to see covered head-to-toe Edwardians give way to 1920s flappers.
Anne Moore September 9, 2013
This has some really great wedding gowns in it. The pictures are really nice. It gives you an idea of what the brides wore through the years.
Sharon Harper April 14, 2015
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