The summer style is lighter and more revealing, has short sleeves, and is often made of lightweight cotton. Accessories may include a long apron tied round the waist, a waistcoat or a wool shawl.

Ausseerland , vibrantly colored, hand-printed silk scarfs and silk aprons are worn. Women often wear necklaces, earrings and brooches made of silver, the antlers of deer or even animals' teeth. For colder weather there are heavy dirndl coats in the same cut as the dresses, with a high neck and front buttons, thick mittens and wool hats. The red colour of the pompons indicates that the woman was unmarried.The typical dirndl and folk costume varies from one region, or even village, to another. Folk costume has various details according to the place of origin and social status of the wearer. Simple forms were also worn commonly by working women in plain colors or a simple check. Both the open-collar and closed-collar versions are popular in those countries. During these festivals, participants often dress in traditional outfits such as dirndls and lederhosen. Archived from the original on 2015-04-12.

In some cases the internal pages may contain highlighting/margin notes/underlining or any combination of these markings. A glossary of related terms is also included. When finished you can frame each picture and hang it in your home.

I so recommend this book for any fashion lover. For sure, this book has taught me how to appreciate fashion even more. The text is uncomplicated and the photos are out of this world. Usually this type of book is bulky and or coffee table sized. There are no patterns included but there are wonderful pictures of a hundred different dress styles. Anyone interested in the history of ladies dress styles would enjoy this book. Yes, dresses skinnied down and all that, but it's much more. This book is a great overview of what women have done lately to stay, well, dressed. The dresses are nothing short from being just spectacular and the collection selected for the book shows a wide range of pieces representing different decades and fashion trends. The photos are bright and clear to grasp all the details. Mostly 20th century, but also some from 19th and a few from 18th and a spectacular robe a la francaise 1750. The book was in perfect condition and it was beautifully illustrated with pictures and artwork.

We also loved the historical information on the different periods the costumes reflected.

I wish the descriptions had been more detailed and a little less frothy. Also, the modern choices are like the poor cousins to the older garments. You'll find the fabrics, needlework, colors, and details to be stunning in the older gowns. The large softback was an easy format to enjoy.

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