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    • Corsets and Codpieces

    • A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era
    • By: Karen Bowman
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted (and discarded) by our ancestors. In the days before cosmetic surgery, people used bum rolls and bombastic breeches to augment their figures, painted their faces with poisonous concoctions, and doused themselves with scent to cover body odor.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A poorly researched and weirdly sexist read

    • By Angelina Bice on 08-26-17

    Regular price: $13.99