From Head to Toe by Janice Weaver

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The full title is:
From Head to Toe: Bound Feet, Bathing Suits, and other Bizarre and Beautiful Things.
Illustrations by Franis Blake

Stars: ****

Ever wondered about the history of fashion but didn’t want to read a long, boring books on every detail? This book goes over the extremely hilarious and interesting fashions of the world. Here are just some of the fashion ideas looked at: Corsets, Wigs, Bathing Suits, Denim/Jeans, Ties, Body Hair, Jewellery, Gloves, Hats, Tattoos and Body Modification, Bound Feet and Extreme Platform Shoes.

It’s written in a fun to read format and there are also little tidbits of information written around the edges of some of the pages. Tidbits like: The Average North American owns eight pairs of jeans at any given time or Roman Soldiers often wore rings filled with poison. They would bite down on these when captured – death being more honorable than a life enslaved.

To top it all off, the illustrations are hilarious.

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