German fashion in the 18th century.

German fashion in the 18th century.

German fashion in the 18th century.

German fashion in the 18th century. The Georgian Era.

Top row left to right: women’s fashion in 1793. Chur Saxon field postmaster. Princely Hessian postilion. Right: Costumes in 1788. Bottom row left to right: Fashion of 1791 and 1792. Right: German fashion of 1789 and 1790. (The fashion of women based on the Dutch Spanish baroque period with a high hat, and Bonnets in the French style of Charlotte Corday – at upper row. The men wear the tricorne and Rhinegraves pants for mid-length jacket)

On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.

Note:  Byzantine nobility costumes 10th century. Court dresses.

Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.

Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.

From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.


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The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty: 40 Projects for Period-Accurate Hairstyles, Makeup and Accessories by Lauren Stowell & Abby Cox.


Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail by Avril Hart & Susan North. From cut and construction to fabric and trimmings.



The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

The Age of Undress by Amelia Rauser.

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen by Hilary Davidson.

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley 


Literature

Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.