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Fashion history is about more than pretty clothes. Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear.

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Fashion history is about more than pretty clothes. Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear.

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4.5 out of 5
719 Ratings
719 Ratings
not fashionable 1950s ,

Charm school

My mother signed me up for charm school in the late 1950’s. I think she was coerced. I was a little different in my views. I decided I didn’t want to go, because I knew I’d flunk. Makeup was not my bag and my major object in life was not to catch a man. My mother didn’t mind this at all. So she didn’t make me go. To give you an idea about me, when I flunked out of college after 4 years I ran off to Alaska, lived there for 12 years. Most of it in the bush. There were little rebels running around in the 1950s and early 1960s. Love your podcast. Mary Lee

listens4knowledge ,

Great material, Great hosts

This show is such a unique window to this subject manner. I was hooked when I heard the trailer last year, and eagerly await each new episode. I have been a lover of fashion since my grandmother showed me how she puts outfits together (way back in the 60s) on a budget, coordinated with fashion jewelry and pumps. As my education was in science and medicine, I previously had no exposure to the rich history presented here with their tasteful banter which reflects their love of the subject! Thank you April and Cassidy!

NancyJoB ,

Mostly like it

As a 30+ years lover of fashion, I was thrilled to find this podcast. I agree with the other reviewers that the hosts reaally know their stuff. However, I'm surprised sometimes by how immature they sound, despite being so educated and, presumably, well traveled. Perhaps they are still finding their groove. One thing they said that made me cringe was in the American Duchess episode where the phrase 'Your guys's passion for what you do...' was uttered. Your guys's? Ugh. It makes the hosts sound like teenagers. Just say 'Your passion for what you do...;' I know it is knit picky but, good god, it just takes the level of conversation down a notch to hear variations on 'you guys' throughout a podcast.

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