"Dressed is irresistible ... I put Dressed down having been dazzled by Bari’s learning and insights ... Bari communicates the joy and powerful sense of interconnected humanity clothes can bring"
"A clever, subtle book… Bari wants us to think not so much about what clothes say as how they make us feel."
"Lively, entertaining and provocative ... Bari tells us throughout Dressed, we should look to give dress the attention it deserves."
"Dressed is a feast of a book, a supreme example of the new kind of essay – exploratory, reflective, full of the personal energy of Bari herself."
"Bari’s investigation into how we construct our selves, individually and collectively, is a sensual and intellectual pleasure from start to finish."
Shahidha Bari is a writer, academic and broadcaster.
She studied at King's College Cambridge in the UK and Cornell University in the US.
She is a Fellow of the Forum for Philosophy at the London School of Economics.