Review: Nevertheless, She Wore It: 50 Iconic Fashion Moments

Title: Nevertheless, She Wore It: 50 Iconic Fashion Moments
Author: Ann Shen
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: September 1, 2020
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Illustrator and author Ann Shen shares her striking study of history’s most iconic styles, and the women who changed the world while wearing them. From the revolutionary bikini to the presidential pantsuits, this book explores 50 fashions through bold paintings and insightful anecdotes that empower readers to make their own fashion statements.The book demonstrates the power of fashion as a political and cultural tool for making change.


This book has 50 different fashion statements with illustrations of each outfit. It features specific outfits and trends throughout history that made political and cultural statements.

There were many iconic outfits that made history. Princess Diana’s revenge dress made a statement about her new place in life on the day that Prince Charles admitted to adultery. Serena Williams made a statement with her black catsuit, which she wore for medical reasons but was then banned because the officials thought it was inappropriate. These are just a couple of the iconic outfits in this book.

There were also some fashion trends that were revolutionary. Jeans are a part of everyday life now, but women had to fight for the right to wear them. Hairstyles are also used to make fashion statements, such as the Afro, which defied the white standards put on black people, and the Bob, which defied the feminine look of long hair. It’s amazing how these small changes can make such an historical impact.

This is a great book about fashion and feminism.

Thank you Chronicle Books for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You by Ann Shen

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World by Ann Shen

Have you read Nevertheless, She Wore It? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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