The following is a start for research on the affects of dress on the role of women in society. As a broad subject, this has been broken down into the different sub headings that books and articles on this subject were found on tulanet.
k= women and clothing
- TT504.6.G7 A76 Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women. Macmillian : London: 1985.
- PS 3503.R793 M3 Brown, Charlotte Hawkins. "Mammy": An Appeal to the Heart of the South; and the Correct Thing to Do-to Say-to Wear. GK Hall : New York. 1995. (1919)
- HQ 115.F56 1993 Fisher, Sue and Kathy Davis. Negotiating at the Margins: The Gender Discourse of Power and Resistance.Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, New Jersey: 1993.
- GT 610.S37 1994 Schreier, Barbara A. Becoming American Woman: Clothing and the Jewish Immigrant Experience. Chicago Historical Society: Chicago: 1994.
- No call # available Thomas, William Isaac. Sex and Society: Studies in the Social Psychology of Sex. University of Chicago Press: Chicago: 1907.
- RA779.W9 1974 Woolsan, Abba Goold. Dress-reform. Arno Press:New York: 1974.
- *649 W916d Woolsan, Abba Goold. Dress-reform: A Series of Lectures Delivered in Boston on Dress as it Affects the Health of Women. Robert Brothers: Boston:1974.
k=women and fashion
- PS 3503.A614 Z58 Busch, Alexandria. Ladies of Fashion. Bielefeld: 1989.
- 391.20944 C437hyh Challamel, Augusin. The Dress of Women from the Gallo-Roman Period to the Present Time. London: 1882.
- GT 605.D75 1993 Cunningham, Patricia Anne. Dress in American Culture. Bowling Green State University Press: Bowling Green, Ohio: 1993.
- LD 5434.T911 Strom, Heidi. Glossy Ideologies: Fashion Magazines in Britain and America and the Women Who Read Them. 1992.
- LD 5434.T911 Sherman, Kathy Lynne. Woman's Changing Consciousness in the 1920's as Reflected Through Her Fashions. 1981.
k=women and costume
- HQ 1150.B47 1982 Bernier, Oliver. The Eighteenth Century Woman. Doubleday: New York: 1981.
- No call # available Burbank, Emily. Woman as Decoration. Mead & Company: New York: 1917.
- PN 2067.V6 Volland, Virginia. Designing Woman. Doubleday: Garden City, New York: 1966.
k=woman and dress
- HQ 1638.W66 1991 Barabnsk, Zygmunt G. and Shirley W. Vinail. Women and Italy: Essays on Gender, Culture, and History. St. Martin's Press: New York: 1991.
- HQ 1761.C434 1996 Chang, Dang-Mei Natasha. Bound Feet & Western Culture. Doubleday: New York: 1996.
- HQ 1154.F56 1993 Fisher, Sue and Kathy Davis. Negotiating at the Margins: the Gender Discourses of Power and Resistance. Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, New Jersey: 1993.
- PR 119.F46 1991b Sellers, Susan. Feminist Criticism: Theory and Practice. University of Toronto Press: Toronto: 1991.
k=women and clothing
- Brenner, Suzanne. "Reconstructing Self and Society: Muslim Women and 'the veil'." American Ethnologist. v23. November '96. pg673-697.
- Chrisman, Kimberly. "Unhoop the Fair Sex: The campaign against the hoop petticoat in the 18th century England." Eighteenth-Century Studies. v30. Fall '96. pg 5-23.
- Finnane, Antonia. "What should Chinese Women Wear?: A national problem." Modern China. v22. April '96. pg 99-131.
- Fischer, Gayle V. "'Pantalets' and 'Turkish trousers.'" Feminist Studies. v23. Spring '97 pg 111-140.
- ________. "What I wore to fall in love." Glamour v94. November '96. pg 258-261.
- White, Constance and Jennifer Steinhaver. "Fashion relearns its Darwin: be adaptable or be extinct." New York Times. Aug. 6 '96. pg A1.
- ________. "You become what you wear." Commonweal. v123. June 1, '96 pg 31.
- ________. "Sinning for Silk: Dress for Success Fashions of the New Orleans Storyville Prostitute." Women's Studies International Forum. Vol 13 1990: pg229-259.
In addition, a selected bibliography was compiled by the Louisiana State Museum in March 1981 by Maud Lyon available in the Library Information book.
Cunnington, C.W. Why Women Wear Clothes. Faber, 1941.
According to the Arnold bibliography, this presents some interesting theories and entertaining extracts from contemporary sources.
Flugel, J.C. The Psychology of Clothes. Hogarth Press, 1956.
According to the Arnold bibliography, this is a basic work with a good bibliography.
Horn, Marilyn J. The Second Skin, and Interdisciplinary Study of Clothing. Houghton Mifflin co., Boston, 1968.
Good approach to clothing as both cultural and psychological artifacts. Textbook layout, but provocative and worth reading. Treats clothes as social documents, and particularly as indicators of identity and self-expression. More anthropological than historical.
Squire, Geoffrey. Dress and Society 1560-1970. New York, Viking Press, 1974.
Interesting discussion of the social function of clothes. Oriented toward psychology.