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Databases for Clothing and Design
These databases are good for furniture and architectural design, clothing from different periods, and the factors that influenced their creation, design, and marketing.
Databases for History, Culture, and Society
These databases can be used in conjuction with those above to get more detailed about politics, history, and culture that influenced style.
A full-text database especially strong in art, art history, and architecture. You can narrow down your journals to only those dealing with art.
America: History and Life with Full Text
Provides information not only on styles in particular eras, but also what effects styles has had on particular times in history or been used as social and cultural critique.