History of Fashion

Books you can take with you are in this number range:

  • 391
  • 646.4
  • 746.92

When searching our catalog use these subjects:

  • Fashion
  • Fashion - History
  • Clothing trade
  • Clothing trade - History
  • Costume design
  • Costume design - History

Suggested journal indexes:

Gale Virtual Reference Library-Gale
This is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Gale's PowerSearch-Gale
This is a comprehensive periodical resource that puts more than 60 million articles at your fingertips with a single search query. More than 11,000 titles and backfile coverage from 1980 to present. Searches: Custom Newspapers, General Reference Center Gold and Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Kid Search-Ebsco

Websites:

Mass Historia - Learn about Renaissance and Victorian-era historic recreation.

The Elizabethan Hornbook - A primer on 16th-century English worldviews and manners.

Elizabethan Costume Page - A directory of links to information about how to build Elizabethan outfits.

The Gentleman's Page - A guide to 19th-century dress and behavior for men.

Gentleman's Emporium - This site has Victorian costumes, along with Western and Civil War gear.

Pair o' Dice Mercantile and Fall Creek Suttlery - Both of these website carry clothing from about 1820 through 1900, specializing in Civil War Uniforms.

C & D Jarnagin Co. - This site has clothing from the French and Indian War period (1754-1763) to the American Civil War period (1861-1865).

Vixen Vintage - Vancouver, Wash., designer Solanah celebrates her love of vintage style on this blog.

Diary of a Vintage Girl - Fleur de Guerre is a British pinup model who uses her blog to "post tips on retro poses or hair techniques".

Choosing Your Vintage Silhouette - Given that all historical styles are open to you, how do you decide which 20th-century silhouette will suit you best? This site will walk you through the different styles.