Dressed: The History of Fashion


With over 7 billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common. Every day we all get dressed. Join Dressed as we explore the social and cultural histories behind the who, what, when of why we wear.

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  • alex4u.764817
    Fascinating show
    I always look forward to these
  • EricaBushwell
    Awesome podcast!
    The host of the Dressed podcast, highlights all aspects of fashion and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
  • LRJalarned
    Wax Print.
    Your guest was quite informative. The history of dressed is PAINFUL, but we need to know about it regardless.
  • Always❤️Sev!!!12345
    So fascinating
    This podcast is doing really great stuff thank you, you are appreciated! <3
  • Icexpat
    Wanted to like it but ad volume ruins it
    The topic is interesting, the hosts seem to be well informed, but I listen to podcasts to wind down before sleep and found that the placement, type, and volume of the ads were too distracting
  • Lusy4077
    Slow decline
    I loved it at first, but the hosts sound so ignorant sometimes that it distracts from the information. And lately it seems to be veering off fashion topics. I love that they discuss the world (politics, culture, etc) around the fashion, that is needed and super cool. But episodes seem like 80% "how did our guest become a designer" and then 20% actual information on the topic they're supposed to discuss.
  • Billfish1
    Entertaining and enlightening
    I used to think fashion was stupid, wasteful, and supercilious. Not since listening to this! Now I see it as a lens for viewing the entire culture, plus having a lot to do with women’s culture and the history of women, if that makes sense. Love it. On “aggrievedness” - maybe I’m a member of an aggrieved class, but I very, very much value and appreciate and am fascinated by their podcasts that deal with fashion leaders who were also enslaved people, their interviews and discussions with and about fashion leaders in the African-American community, interviews with eco-conscious fashion types. It makes me feel good and fills in missing history and raises interesting points to consider, as well as being every bit as upbeat, entertaining, and about fashion as anything else they do.
  • StyLgrL1
    Best Fashion podcast!
    Fashion history was my favorite subject in college. This is like studying all over again only with your best friends. Thank you ladies for feeding my obsession with fashion & history.❤️
  • ashad1010
    Don’t Become a Political Farse
    The 2018 and 2019 series are phenomenal, before the predictably politically driven agenda of 2020 takes over every facet of discussion. Noe sadly more predictably lecturing than enlightening
  • ......datycvjutawtcvhyt
    Love it!
    It’s the best
  • Lenore L S
    Great guests
    This is an excellent show! The hosts are delightful and very knowledgeable. Their guests are always interesting. I’m hardly a fashionista, but really enjoy this informative show. After all…we all get dressed.
  • as-sf-sd
    One of the Best Vehicles to Explore History
    I love April and Cassidy’s enthusiasm. Every episode finds a new tidbit in Women’s History that would normally be overlooked. I’m grateful for the work they do.
  • Meg march brooke
    This is great
  • Gab3210
    Be neutral politically please
    Topics don't need your opinion ladies. Update your knowledge of Womens reproductive rights. There are 2 sets of DNA involved there, hence 2 separate beings. Seems like a choice of convenience to half of us if it's viable
  • Syrenmuse
    More advert than content
    I get it. You need to monetize a podcast but holy crud this Halloween episode was more advert than content. I am truly disappointed in where this podcast has gone both in the actual content provided and the excess of advertising.
  • Hypnotist Collector
    Unprofessional hosts
    Great guests, interesting content. Unfortunately hosts are sing-songy, unprofessional, use leading questions, giggle, too many likes and ums and cliches and upspeak. More interested in impressing the guests than conducting an intelligent interview that lets the guest shine and informs the audience.
  • Zoë G.
    The best fashion podcast out there, especially if you’re planning a career in fashion.
  • Katie1639
    Fashion & Grievance Studies
    A recent derailment into SJW drivel and revisionist history has made this podcast un-listenable. The latest podcast on reviewing frontier history through the lens of non-binary gender, a concept that didn’t exist at the time, did me in. This used to be my favorite podcast, and I truly miss the research in history & art history that once framed each episode — it has since taken a deep dive into the grievance studies.
  • pastelgirly65
    5 stars🤩
    First if all I want to be a fashion designer or stylist when I grow up I like this podcast, I recommend this podcast to anyone who ❤️s fashion👗
  • Old Man Beans
    I wholeheartedly recommend!
    I'm not involved in fashion as a career or anything, but I've always been interested. I heard about this podcast on another one I listen to a while back and now that I'm caught up, I feel comfortable reviewing it. I've learned so much that ties in to other topics. This is one of the more inclusive podcasts I listen to. The hosts of Dressed do a wonderful job of teaching and not shying away from the issues of the fashion industry.
  • michaels magic threadworks
    A 10
    Fresh Fresh Fresh I love listening to ladies with a good vocabulary and grammar. So easy to listen to. I love this Podcast!
  • Randi & Steve
    The best!
    I look forward to every episode and appreciate the in depth scholarship presented in a casual and friendly form. I’ve upped my reading list with recommendations from this podcast. Thank you for brightening my week
  • KItty_J18
    If you love history and fashion this is the place!
    I have been listening for two years now and I love it. Great host and great content. They get amazing guests and cover a wide range of fashion and fashion history topics.
  • #TeamFigg
    Too many commercials
    There are far too many commercials, and some of them are much louder than the rest of the content. I shouldn’t have to jump out of my skin and race for the volume control while listening to a podcast.
  • AGO🐱
    Amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing
    This podcast is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And since I want to be a fashion designer when I grow up,I looooooovvvvvvveeeeeeee listening to this podcast!!!!!! 😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
  • LadyBBH
    Have adored from day one
    I love this podcast and have been a listener from the very first episode. So well researched and a diverse array of topics. However I’ve deducted a star because i feel like half the podcast these days are advertisements. Understand that this is how the show generates revenue, but it’s gotten a bit irritating and interrupts the flow of the show.
  • Star71Nash
    So so good
    I love this show. Diverse range of topics. Well-researched. I learn so much from this show.
  • Maddrez
    very bothersome that the ads are so spread out and last like 5 minutes each. usually ads do not bother me but with this show there is at least 10 minutes of ads per episode. just put all the ads at the beginning or end so i can skip them all at once!!!
  • MelB2495
    Incorrect Pronunciations
    I only got through a few episodes, but became so fed up with the obvious mispronunciations. If one of the hosts works at FIT then I would think she would know how to properly pronounce the French terms/names. Maybe they’ve gotten better after the first few episodes, but I cringed way too many times listening to the first 3 or 4 episodes.
  • Jules5168
    Mostly love
    You guys killed me with the mispronunciations in the GoT episode but generally love!
  • Shopkins lie
    Love this so much
    This is one of the best podcasts ever love both of them keep it going girls
  • Meadowfence
    Fun and Informative
    I enjoy this podcast a lot. There are a fair number of people writing reviews complaining about the hosts, April Callahan and Cassidy Zachary, especially their voices citing ‘up speak’ and ‘vocal fry’ as somehow diminishing their credibility by making them sound young and poorly-educated. “”(>_<)”” - gosh! Now, I like these guys but If you want to hear real vocal fry, listen to Sam Harris in conversation with Richard Dawkins. Toss Joe Rogan into the mix and you’ll go out of your gourd. I like Callaghan and Zachary’s voices their and find both women to be down-to-earth, humble, inclusive, kind and entertainingly well-informed hosts. I sat through years of art history lectures where some stuck up tight-jawed professor droned facts, I don’t want that in a podcast. They take a subject that could be quite dry and haute-exclusive and weave in wee cultural asides and intersect historical tidbits. I also love the way they discuss societal attitudes toward gender and sexuality including gender transgression, women’s rights and issues of race and equality. If you want affected pedantry, watch William F. Buckley Jr. reruns of Firing Line.
  • Chucklebeard
    The information can be interesting and informative but the hosts are so painfully manufactured and scripted. Would happily see them replaced by almost anyone else.
  • Travelin' Horn man
    Great job of covering history and culture
    Fashion is much more than what clothes or colors are in style this season. Dressed does an excellet job of coverng the history, art, politics, culture, and history of fashion, and how fashion is both the product of those things and inspires those things. Dressed is one of a handful of podcasts that make it to my "listen to every episode" list. Highly recommended.
  • zartan5
    Great show
    This a great show and the hosts are engaging and clearly experts in their fields. (Most of the negative reviews here seem to be people who are just put off by the way young women speak, please ignore the sexism and keep up the great work).
  • Sammy430
    Mostly great content —a few dud guests
    Just listened to most of the back catalogue. The content ( if you are interested in fashion) is good, and the hosts are engaging. A few of the guests really drag the level of content down. In particular; the Fashion Fair episode. I couldn’t even get to the halfway point before giving up.
  • caitybugk
    Top Recommendation!
    Whenever I recommend shows to new podcast listeners, Dressed is always on the list! This podcast has engaging hosts, interesting topics, and wonderful guest interviews. I truly love listening and am so happy we’re back for Season 3!
  • Miss Ella Bella Grace
    5 Stars!!
    This podcast is so fun to listen to! I it is so interesting ! I love listening to this podcast.
  • Currk321
    Fashion history
    I was a history major in college, and always enjoyed seeing how fashion, hair, and jewelry design reflected social and cultural norms, so this podcast has been such a treat for me! I especially like episodes that focus on the history, with fashion as a lens for exploring bigger issues. My favorite episodes so far are murderous millenry, the body episode, the French Revolution fashion episode, the color pink episode, cult style, and the denim episode. All of these were all really about social history, not fashion. I could give or take the commentary on current fashion (met gala looks and so on), but I love April and Cassidy, so I am happy to indulge them when they want to talk current fashion trends.
  • *Star*12
    I will love it 😍
    I love the episode about the glitter and Halloween I love it so much that i love it that much you should try it it is so Nice. It is so fun! You should try do you want to? I really love it I hope you do don't Forget to try it I love it A lot I think you would like it try it sometime grown-ups don't forget give it five stars . I think this will sometimes help you with your life A lot don't forget do you like it A lot at this time you should like goodbye
  • Daire Barefoot
    Using this so understand fashion better than my GF
    Awesome podcast on the history of fashion and designers. Thank y’all for taking the time to do this. Now I can one up my girlfriend with my fashion knowledge! @dairebarefoot (Follow me!)
  • Whitebow
    Best podcast on fashion that I've found
    The content of these lessons is excellent. It's especially great to see that they're putting a spotlight on Elizabeth Keckley, a truly amazing woman. The hosts are fashion historians, not just "fashionistas," so their podcasts have real content. I am a subscriber and I am really enjoying this series.
  • vb7247
    I love your podcast especially the most recent two on sustainability. However I found it hypocritical to lead an episode with an endorsement for Fabletics - the antithesis of the the movement you were promoting. I understand you are running a business and sponsors are so important to the bottom line but before asking the public to buy garments made responsibly you should consider your contribution to fast fashion
  • trevorgoodchyld
    The history of fashion is the history of civilization
    Very well researched and performed. Before I started listening to this I didn’t understand how integral fashion is to historical events.
  • Marctbblue
    Highly recommend if you’re in the How’s and Why’s of fashion
    Bonkersly educational, and also very much liked by people in the fashion industry Due to the wide range of topics not every episode may be for everyone, but at the same time, the depth of knowledge broadens everyone’s understanding
  • Tired of Scrolling
    Presentism Much?
    Like many other reviews have pointed out, the hosts are quite versed in fashion history and know it well. In all honesty, I’ve enjoyed many episodes, that accounts for the 1 star given. The first season was good, but it has gone downhill since. The blatant cultural bias, specifically presentism, leaves no grace for context. And the audio quality of interviews and live recordings have been so hard on my ears that I delete them immediately. Compounding these issues with the prevalence of political statements, after today’s episode, I’ve unsubscribed. Some of us do not believe in prenatal genocide.
  • DesiRou
    Unique History
    I love this podcast but usually find the interviews not as interesting as the hosts original research and usually the audio quality is unbearable. This podcast was a favorite but just stopped listening now that most of the episodes are interviews
  • littleyellowfinch
    WW 1 episode
    I wish I could listen to this episode but the speakers’ audio is awful. I hope part 2 is a little easier on the ears.
  • melanconsharon1
    I love Dressed, however I did not finish Punk. The professor was not interesting. This is the first show I did not finish.
  • deipara80
    Interesting podcasst
    I like the podcast and it's very informative. My only issue is that part of the episodes seem to be geared toward people who have a higher level of fashion knowledge than I do. Other than that, it's great.
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