One of our favourites here is the new book Women in Clothes by Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton and Sheila Heti. A book full of interviews, conversations, examples and items regarding compiled as "an exploration of the questions we ask ourselves while getting dressed every day, with answers from more than 600 women."
In Saturday's Guardian an extract was published which we quote here.
Kiran Desai: 'You look bad if you go to India in western clothes'
The Booker-prize winner talks to Heidi Julavits about saris, giving away jewellery and what's wrong with New York
Kiran Desai: I grew up in India, so you have to learn a whole new way of doing clothes when you move to the west. Fashions don't carry over, so if you fly between places you will inevitably look wrong in the country you're going to. Definitely going to India you look bad if you go in your western clothes. Everyone comments on how awful you look right away. The sky is different, the street is different, the dust is different – only Indian clothes work.