Below is a list of reference books that we’ve found to be incredibly useful over the years along with handy links to Amazon where these can be purchased. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases and that is helpful for maintaining our website.
To begin, here’s a fabulous introduction to three of the foremost couturiers of the late Nineteen Century. Unfortunately it’s out of print and somewhat pricey but it’s well worth the money.
Here’s some interesting books about Charles Worth:
This is probably the most definitive biography about Worth and we highly recommend it:
Here are some books on fashion in general:
And here are some reprints from original period sources that help give an idea of some of the characteristic styles of the period: