Sarah A Bendall, Shaping Femininity: Foundation Garments, the Body, and Women in Early Modern England (London: Bloomsbury, 2021)

Journal Articles

Sarah A. Bendall, ‘The queens’ dressmakers: women’s work and the clothing trades in late seventeenth-century London‘, Women’s History Review (2022): 

Sarah A. Bendall, ‘Whalebone and the Wardrobe of Elizabeth I: Whaling and the Construction of Aristocratic Fashions in Sixteenth-Century Europe‘, Apparence(s): Histoire et Culture du Paraître, Special Issue on ‘Modes Animales’, edited by Ariane Fennetaux and Gabriele Mentges (2022).

Sarah A. Bendall, ‘Female Personifications and Masculine Forms: Gender, Armour and Allegory in the Habsburg-Valois Conflicts of sixteenth-Century Europe’, Gender & History (2022). DOI: 10.1111/1468-0424.12592. 

Sarah A. Bendall, ‘Adorning Masculinities? The Commissioning and Wearing of Hat Badges during the Habsburg-Valois Italian Wars‘, Sixteenth Century Journal, 52, 3, (2021).

Sarah A. Bendall, ‘Women’s Dress and the Demise of the Tailoring Monopoly: Farthingale-makers, body-makers and the changing textile marketplace of seventeenth-century London’, Textile History (2021): DOI: 10.1080/00404969.2021.1913470 

Sarah A. Bendall, ‘The case of the “french vardinggale”: A Methodological Approach to Reconstructing and Understanding Ephemeral Garments’, in Fashion Theory, Special Issue on ‘The Making Turn’, edited by Peter McNeil and Melissa Bellanta, 23, 3 (2019): 363-399. DOI: 10.1080/1362704X.2019.1603862.

Sarah A. Bendall, ‘”Take Measure of your Wide and Flaunting Garments”: The Farthingale, Gender and the Consumption of Space in Elizabethan and Jacobean England’, Renaissance Studies, 33, 5 (2019): 712-737. DOI: 10.1111/rest.12537.

Sarah Anne Bendall, ‘To Write a Distick upon It: Busks and the Language of Courtship and Sexual Desire in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England’, in Gender & History, 26, 2, (2014): 199–222. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0424.12066.




Public History 

Isabella’s Undergarments’, Digital Humanities Project Clothing and textiles at the court of Mantua: Fashioning Isabella d’Este. Australasian Centre for Italian Studies, in collaboration with the Isabella D’Este Archive project.

Sarah A. Bendall, “Lady Mary FitzRoy: The People’s Lady,” St. John’s Cemetery Project, (2020),


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