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Fashion: Women in World War One

Fashion: Women in World War One

A beautiful new costume history book from Lucy Adlington.

World War One had catastrophic impact on the lives of millions, both on the battlefield and on the Home Front too. It was also a time of tremendous social upheaval, bringing new opportunities and freedoms. Whatever their wartime role - as nurses, naval officers, factory workers or footballers - women needed the right clothes for the job.

From the luxurious silks of High Society, to the boots and breeches of the Women's Land Army, Fashion: Women in World War One explores the impact of war on fashion 1914-1918 with unique images and beautiful original garments.

The book will be published in April and is available for pre-order from The History Press. A stylish companion piece to Great War Fashion.