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Books about 18th century costume
- de Marly, Diana. Dress in North America, The New World 1492-1800. New York &
London: Holmes & Meier, 1990. [ISBN 0-8419-1199-1]
A fascinating book, tying social
and political history together with costume history! Helps a lot to understanding changes
in dress and reasons for changes. A "good read", cover to cover, as they say!
- Delpierre, Madeleine. Dress in France in the Eighteenth Century. New Haven &
London: Yale University Press, 1997. [ISBN 0-300-07128-0]
- Buck, Anne. Dress in Eighteenth Century England. New York: Holmes & Meier,
1979. [ISBN 0-8419-0517-7]
Discusses Court to servants and common people, buying and
making clothes, fabrics, etc.
- Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress in Eighteenth Century Europe, 1715-1789. London:
1984. [ ISBN 0-7134-4650-1]
Breaks the period into three main time periods and fashion
trends. Discusses acquiring goods and costs of fashions. Also a chapter on fantasy and
fancy dress for carnivals and masquerades.