If you’re looking for some Summer reading material for the beach, your next trip, or just to relax at home on the couch with a cup of tea or a refreshing drink, then this round-up is for you:

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Kari has been greatly enjoying Dressed: The History of Fashion, a new podcast, and its accompanying Instagram made by fashion historians April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary. They have covered subjects such as the House of Worth and Paul Poiret; Elizabeth Keckly and Gaby Deslys; Givenchy; fashion and physique and how fashion silhouettes and “ideal” body types change over time. The podcast “explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear,” and Kari finds it fascinating and well done.

She adds: “If you listen to only one episode, I would recommend ‘The Body: Fashion & Physique, an interview with Emma McClendon‘. This episode explores how the body type considered ideal shifts over time, and features guest fashion historian Emma McClendon who talks about her current exhibition The Body: Fashion and Physique at The Museum at FIT.”