Dress Like a Woman

Working Women and What They Wore



ISBN: 9781419729928 Category:

Abrams Books, Vanessa Friedman, Roxane Gay


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? Dress Like a Woman turns that question on its head by sharing a myriad of interpretations across history. The book includes 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.

Additional information

Weight 908 g
Dimensions 16.6 x 24.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 March 2018
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.6 x 24.7 cm
Weight 908 g


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Vanessa Friedman is the fashion director and chief fashion critic at the New York Times.

Roxane Gay is the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and Hunger.