General fashion history
The History of Women's Magazines: Magazines as Virtual Communities
This paper examines the importance of women's magazines.
Women's fashion history
Women's History Guide Jone Johnson Lewis' great resources for digging into fashion history.
A visual Dictionary of Fashion
Anne Bissonnette's amazing directory of costumes is navigable by geographic region, timeline or item. From Kent State.
The Costumer's Manifesto
The definitive guide to costumes. From ancient Babylon to the present, every reference you'll need is well-organized and easy to use.
The Costume Page
Comprehensive links to history of costuming covers everything from how to drape a toga, to 17th century fashion plates to leisure suit groupies.
A list of corset sites, including history, fetish and shopping. For those who truly appreciate suffering for fashion's sake.
History of Costume
This online, English translation of the German book (ca. 1800s) has graphics and text with about 500 graphics -- great for students of fashion.
History of the Handbag
Men ditched the handbags they carried in the 1400s after pockets were sewn into breeches. Find out more in article from Accessoryweb.com
History of Tailoring
It started in the 12th century and evolved into a rare art form in the mass-produced 20th century.
La Couturiere Parisienne
Illustrated with lush paintings, this site has indexed magazine artwork, photos and paintings of the different periods (1400-1939). Also "how-tos" and a great guided tour of 18th century fashion.
Milieux: The Costume Site
A tremendous resource for all aspects of costume, including great history links, ethnic sites, museums and resources for supplies and costumes.