Corsets and Codpieces: History’s Hidden Fashion Disasters
Corsets and Codpieces: A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era
by Karen Bowman
Throughout the ages fashion has been weird, and sometimes even deadly. In Corsets & Codpieces author Karen Bowman takes a fresh look at “history’s hidden fashion disasters” to reveal the funny, bizarre, and often horrifying stories behind historical garments, including bum rolls, poisonous makeup, oversized codpieces, Victorian ladies shoplifting crinoline, and more.