Illustrates the clothes of 'ordinary' men, women and children with contemporary photographs. We can see that some items, such as men's suits and shirts have had only a few variations in style; knitted garments and knitted fabrics have become part of everyone's wardrobes; and skirts and sleeveless blouses have become classics. There is a list of British costume museums at the back.
The invention of photography in the nineteenth century provided a means of looking back into the not-too-distant past, and in this book the author makes use of this medium to share her interest in the clothes people wore. Covering the hundred years from 1900 to 1999, the book illustrates the clothes of 'ordinary' men, women and children through their own shnapshots and the work of local studio photographers.