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Susan J. Vincent

Susan J. Vincent is an honorary visiting fellow at the University of York. Her research interests to date have centred about the cultural history of dress in the early modern period. She is the author of Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England (Berg, 2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Anatomy of Fashion : Dressing the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...The Breeches Part What is the one thing that frogs and properly built men alone have in common? The answer, according to John Doran’s nineteenth-century study of costume history, is calves.John Doran, Habits and Men (London: Richard...

Children’s Clothes

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The notion that children represent the future has influenced children’s dress for a long time. During the Enlightenment, childhood started to be seen as an important, separate period in a person’s life that ought to be devoted to a playful...

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...