Academic libraries that use the Library of Congress Classification Outline (the majority of them) can easily be browsed for serendipitous discovery of wonderful books in your subject area. All you need to know is the call number range to get yourself situated.
Here are the general call numbers for the topic of Costume Studies
LCSH= Costume. Dress. Fashion:
LCSH = Clothing and Dress
LCSH = Costume--18th Century
LCSH = Costume--Fashion--Clothing and Dress
LCSH = Costume--Biblical Costume
LCSH = Costume--Headgear
LCSH = Costume--Children's Costumes
LCSH = Costume--Men's Clothing
LCSH = Costume--Wigs
LCSH = Costume--Dressmaking
"Following the Fashion" a December 1794 caricature by James Gillray, which satirizes incipient neo-Classical trends in women's clothing styles, particularly the trend towards what were known at the time as "short-bodied gowns" (i.e. short-bodiced or high-waisted dresses). This caricature satirizes the figure-type which is most flattered by high-waisted dresses, contrasting it with a body-type which was not flattered by the style -- as well as playing on the perennial struggle between attempts of the "Cits" (families of rich merchants in the City of London area) to imitate the stylish aristocrats of west London, versus the determination of the aristocrats to socially repulse the Cits, and consider them to be still unstylish. [London] : Pubd. by H. Humphrey, 1794 Decr. 9th. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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