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Family and Consumer Sciences: Fashion

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Databases for Academic Articles

Call Numbers For Print Materials

GT 500–2370 Manners and Costumes: Costume, Dress, Fashion

GT 500–2370 Costume. Folklore: Costume, Jewelry

NK 8800-9506 Textile fabrics. Textile printing. Textile design

PN 1995.9 Fashion in motion pictures

PN 2000–3307 Dramatic representation; stage and set design

PN 2067 Costuming for the stage

TS 1445 Textile fabrics

TT 490–696 Handicrafts. Arts and crafts: Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring

Subject Headings (courtesy of Julie Williamsen)

Following is a sample list of the most commonly used Library of Congress subject headings for costume or fashion research. Since Costume is an older term in use, more entries for historical titles will appear under this heading than for Clothing and dress.  A comprehensive search should make use of both main headings.

Clothing and dress


Fashion Designers

These headings can also be subdivided by time period (century) and geographical location.

Clothing and dress-Great Britain


Narrower subject terms exist, including some of the following:



Children’s clothing

Clothing and dress measurements



Color in clothing

Dress Accessories


Fur garments


Men’s clothing

Nationalism in clothing


Riding habit


Sports clothes

Suits (Clothing)





Vintage clothing

Women’s clothing

Work clothes

Subject Guide

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