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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Before the twentieth century, hosiery had seldom enjoyed the fashion limelight with other accessories of dress. During the nineteenth century, hosiery was made from cotton, silk, or very fine wool. Those living in the colder climates...

Invisible Clothing

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Source: Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century (Princeton University Press, 1994), 143–66.Many maladies are caused by … corsets. Thin bodies, narrow shoulders. Out of four two are bones of some promise...