Books on portraiture are a great starting point when you want to study the types of clothing worn during a historical period. In addition, there are a number of books in the reference collection which may prove to be useful. The reference collection is housed on the 2nd floor of Chalmers, near the Helpline. If you need assistance locating materials, stop at the reference desk.
More books on costuming and costume design may be found in the library's stacks and through our consortial partners. Use KEYWORD searches or SUBJECT searches (see links at the bottom of a catalog record).
Clothing and dress -- History
Costume -- History