Costume is a scholarly, refereed publication presenting current research into historic and contemporary dress. The journal publishes articles from a broad chronological period and with a worldwide remit; it maintains a balance between practice and theory and concentrates on the social significance of dress.

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Volume 51 (2)

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Valerie Cumming, vol. 51 (2): 147-147
Hands Deep in History: Pockets in Men and Women's Dress in Western Europe, c. 1480–1630
Rebecca Unsworth, vol. 51 (2): 148-170
Swedish Burghers' Dress in the Seventeenth Century
Eva I. Andersson, vol. 51 (2): 171-189
Making ‘everything they want but boots’: Clothing Children in Victoria, Australia, 1840–1870
Lorinda Cramer, vol. 51 (2): 190-209
Léon Bakst and Fashion: Beyond and After the Ballets Russes
Djurdja Bartlett, vol. 51 (2): 210-234
Costume Society Conferences, Symposia and Publications, 1967–2017
Valerie Cumming, vol. 51 (2): 235-239
New and Recent Books
Anna Buruma, vol. 51 (2): 240-245
Medieval Clothing and Textiles 11, ed. by Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker
Beatrix Nutz, vol. 51 (2): 246-247
Aileen Ribeiro, Clothing Art: The Visual History of Fashion, 1600–1914
Naomi E. A. Tarrant, vol. 51 (2): 247-253
Anne Hollander, Sex and Suits
Fenella Hitchcock, vol. 51 (2): 253-254
Lynne Zacek Bassett, with Robin Jaffee Frank, Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion and its Legacy
Kimberly Chrisman Campbell, vol. 51 (2): 254-256
Cassidy Percoco, Regency Women's Dress: Techniques and Patterns 1800–1830
Pat Poppy, vol. 51 (2): 256-257
Jane Bradbury and Edward Maeder, American Style and Spirit: Fashions and Lives of the Roddis Family 1850–1995
Christine Stevens, vol. 51 (2): 257-260
Wendy Salmond, Wifried Zeisler and Russell E. Martin, Constantin Makovsky: The Tsar's Painter in America and Paris
Lou Taylor, vol. 51 (2): 260-261
Angela Lynne, Nursery Days
Heather Toomer, vol. 51 (2): 261-262
Valerie Steele and Melissa Mara, with Susanne Bartsch and Waleed Khairzada, Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch
Beatrice Behlen, vol. 51 (2): 262-263
Carol Tulloch, The Birth of Cool. Style Narratives of the African Diaspora
Alistair O'Neill, vol. 51 (2): 263-265
Louise Coffey-Webb, Managing Costume Collections: An Essential Primer
Rebecca Quinton, vol. 51 (2): 265-266