This is a goodreads giveaway, and I am glad I won because this book is kinda cool.If you look it up on here, it gives a very good description of what the reader can expect, so I will not be redundant The older you are, theof these dresses you will remember or have seen and most likeley to have worn a few of them yourself There are quite a few that lend to a figure I do not see on too many women like the J Lo dress There are some that most women would not be caught dead in the Swan dress comes to mind Then there are the dress that most everyone can look like a million bucks in the Wrap dress The reader can expect to see every dress that has been fashionable throught history, or at least worn throught history Donna Mehalko provides classic fashion designer illustrations The advance copy has them in black and white, while the version that will be on the market will have them in color The black and white sketches are still done well and look chic, in my opinion If you are as aspiring designer, or just like dresses, this book is a good reference and provides a few facts you probably have not heard of before. Full Disclosure I won this book through FirstReads.As a fashion girl, I was thrilled to receive this book, which details 100 different types of dresses that have made a mark in fashion I love the wonderful illustrations, and the text itself has a nice tone throughout It strikes a nice balance between conversational, informative, and a touch humorous I also think the choices on the list are mostly well informed and I also love the bibliography of fashion related books in the back of this one This is an excellent addition to the library of anyone who loves clothes. I haven t received my copy yet, just received notice I had won 05 13 13Received this yesterday and started it this morning 5 23 13Haven t been on in a while I have finished this but not sure exactly when The Hundred Dresses goes through all styles of dresses people wear and give a short history description fun facts about them It then tells you other styles similar to it and who you would see normally wearing the style.I am not a fashion fan so I was a bit worried I wouldn t like this book I enjoyed it There was some fun commentary and I know my niece will LOVE it so it is getting passed on to her She is 12 going on 21 and loves clothes. This was a fast, fun romp through 100 iconic, archetype dresses Erin McKean s sense of humor, fanaticism, and interesting historical notes make for a fun, informative, light read I devoured this book in two days worth of commuter train rides and lunch hours Her annotated bibliography of 100 books on dresses is a fashion book must read list Donna Mehalko s illustrations are fab. I didn t agree with all the selections on this list I view a few as purely costumes I did appreciate and enjoy the illustrations I see myself as a 80 and I fantasize about wearing many of the other selections This book also includes an index of 100 other books about dresses Browse through this at your library and then go shopping Beautifully illustrated, very fun read I agree with other reviewers who noticed that at least 10 of these are stupid costumes, but I loved reading this book cover to cover anyway I m not a fashionista by any stretch, but I love Ms McKean s blog and her writing style she did not disappoint in this book Her clever, witty observations are always spot on. I thought the book was a pretty fun book it was an easy read and it really did a good job showing all of the different ways women show their femininity by the way they dress I recommend this book for anyone looking for a fun book to read Cute and witty little field guide to fashion Review to come. The Dress Is The Last Bit Of Femininity In Our Closets It S The Only Item Of Clothing Which Most Men And Women Don T Share Wearing A Dress Is A Powerful Way For Women To Express Themselves And Every Style Conveys A Different Message Inspired By The Eleanor Estes Children S Classic The Hundred Dresses, Erin McKean S Classic To Be By The Same Title, With Chic Illustrations By Donna Mehalko, Is A Definitive Look At The Dresses, Vintage And Modern, That Make An Inarguable Statement About The Woman Who Wears ThemEach Evocatively Illustrated Entry Identifies One Of A Hundred Different Dresses Accompanied By A Witty And Informative Look At The History Of That Particular Style, Famous Wearers If Applicable , And What Message, Subtle Or Overt, Is Conveyed By The Dress Notes On Where Such A Style Could Be Observed And Accessories Of The Wearer Are Also IncludedFeatured Are The Wench The Sari The Vreeland The Wrap The Austen The Beckham The Siren Any Style, As Long As It S Red The Chanel Ingenue The Caftan The Guinivere The Jackie The Slip Dress The Biohazard Any Dress Dangerous To Bystanders Or The Wearer Think Lady Gaga And Scores The Book Also Includes A Suggested Reading List Of Fashion Books, Dresses From Literature, And An IndexPart Style Commentary, Part Fashion Blueprint, Part Clever Field Guide, The Hundred Dresses Will Ensure That No Woman Or Man Ever Underestimates The Power Of The Dress Beautiful and fun little book, this one.
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- 213 pages
- The Hundred Dresses
- Erin McKean
- 17 March 2019 Erin McKean