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

Journal Articles

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

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, “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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