Dress Like a Woman: Working Women and What They Wore

byAbrams BooksForeword byRoxane Gay Introduction byVanessa Friedman

March 31, 2022|
Dress Like a Woman: Working Women and What They Wore by Abrams Books


From factory worker to First Lady, “this photo book explores the history of female power dressing across different classes, cultures, and careers” (InStyle).

At a time in which a woman can be a firefighter, surgeon, astronaut, military officer, athlete, judge, and more, what does it mean to dress like a woman? This book turns that question on its head by sharing a myriad of interpretations across history—with 300 incredible photographs that illustrate how women’s roles have changed over the last century.

The women pictured in this book inhabit a fascinating intersection of gender, fashion, politics, culture, class, nationality, and race. There are some familiar faces, including trailblazers Amelia Earhart, Angela Davis, and Michelle Obama, but the majority of photographs are of ordinary working women from many backgrounds and professions. With essays by renowned fashion writer Vanessa Friedman and feminist writer Roxane Gay, Dress Like a Woman offers a comprehensive look at the role of gender and dress in the workplace.

Title:Dress Like a Woman: Working Women and What They Wore
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:March 31, 2022
Publisher:ABRAMS, Inc. (Ignition)
Appropriate for ages:All ages

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