Sarah A Bendall is a material culture historian of early modern Europe, specialising in the dress, jewellery and armour of England, Scotland and France during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

She is currently an Associate Lecturer in History at the University of Sydney.

Her first monograph, Shaping Femininity, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic/Visual Arts.

Her current research examines two specialised branches of tailoring in seventeenth century London, Body-making and Farthingale-making, and the widespread use of baleen between the years 1500-1800 to explore making and makers in European textile industries and the relationship between fashion and ecology.