This book provides a sweeping study of the clothing of the 1930s. Garments of all kinds, from the intimate to the most formal, the flamboyant to the practical, for women, men and children, are displayed and discussed in detail. Accessories including jewelry, hats, and handbags are also explored. Even uniforms used for work, band, and cheerleading are found in this inclusive work. More than 600 color photographs spread the 1930s fashion world out before you. An historical overview explains the turbulent 1930s and the economic depression that so affected every aspect of daily life. Values for the garments and accessories are found in the captions. Finally, a glossary, bibliography, and index round out this fascinating presentation. Designers, historians, and fashion-conscious consumers will find this an indespensible reference.