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Publish your work and join the conversation and context of dress across disciplines

Founded in 1975, DRESS was one of the first journals devoted to the broad field of dress studies. It represents the highest level of scholarship and addresses many areas of study including examinations of dress in art, social history, anthropology, and material culture. DRESS invites submissions of interdisciplinary work in English about dress, fashion and culture. The journal also invites work on fundamental concerns such as theory, research methods, and analytical and interpretative papers that describe and place dress in cultural or historical context​.

Why publish in DRESS?

  • DRESS is a well-established and highly respected journal
  • The journal has wide readership among the members of the Costume Society of America, and across the globe
  • Authors do NOT have to be members of the Costume Society of America to submit
  • DRESS is an interdisciplinary journal and welcomes submissions from fashion scholars, historians, museum professionals, sociologists and many other disciplines
  • The journal provides an opportunity for non-academic scholars, such as museum curators, to publish their research.  
  • Publishes full articles with broad themes, as well as shorter reports which focus on a particular artifact, archive or topic
  • DRESS is beautifully designed and highly visual. Up to 20 images are permitted per article. Authors of accepted articles may apply to cover costs of image reproduction right

Interested in seeing what gets published in DRESS? Take a look at three articles, FREE through June 30, 2019!

Submitting Your Work

In addition to the prestige of publishing in this unique journal, authors receive the following benefits:

  • Validate your research through a robust peer review process
  • Increase your opportunities for future collaboration
  • Share your research with 50 free e-prints and tips on promoting your article courtesy of our Author Resources site
  • Immediately see the impact your research made in the community: track downloads, citations, and the Altmetric Score of your article on My Authored Works

Please see our Instructions for Authors page for complete and detailed instructions on submitting your work to DRESS.

We look forward to your submissions!

Helping you Publish your Research

We aim to make publishing with Taylor & Francis a rewarding experience for all our authors. Please visit our Author Services website for more information and guidance, and do contact us if there is anything we can help with!

Meet the Editor and Read Testimonials

DRESS invites submissions of interdisciplinary work in English about dress, fashion and culture. As editor, I am committed to helping authors to refine their articles with a quick turnaround time for the peer review.  Consider being part of this well-established and highly respected journal, published by Taylor and Francis, the world’s leading publisher of Arts & Humanities journals and books.” -Tina Bates, Editor-in-Chief, DRESS, Curator Emerita, Canadian Museum of History

“We chose DRESS for submitting our article on Tokyo Halloween because this was the most obvious academic quality journal for our topic. We knew that DRESS had been publishing articles about dress and clothing from different theoretical viewpoints in previous volumes and that they followed an outstanding peer review process. We appreciate the journal’s balanced focus on material and theory. It was a pleasure working with DRESS and we are very happy with the final result.”

 -Professor Yoko Takagi, PhD, Graduate School of Fashion and Living Environment Studies, Bunka Gakuen University, Tokyo
-Marjan Groot, Associate professor, Department of Humanities, programs Arts and Culture, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

​”DRESS is an outstanding journal in the field of dress studies. It continues to keep me abreast of current research on fashion and dressing the body, and up-to-date on colleagues’ work and interests. A bonus as part of my Costume Society of America membership. 
-Joanne B Eicher
​Editor-in-Chief, Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion 
Regents Professor Emerita, Design, Housing and Apparel

Editor Christina Bates

 “DRESS fills a need in the field of dress, fashion and appearance studies by creating a unique nexus for research from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives. I appreciate the way it consistently delivers diverse subject matter and imaginative approaches that promote advanced discussions for both career scholars and practitioners such as museum curators. It remains the niche journal for scholarship that builds on object-based investigations of dress.”
-Cynthia Cooper
Head, Collections and Research
Curator, Costume and Textiles
​McCord Museum, Montreal 

Editorial information

Christina Bates, 
Canadian Museum of History, Canada: [email protected]

Associate Editors:
Linda Baumgarten,
  Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, USA
Rob Schorman, Miami University Middletown, USA: Book Review Editor
Julia Petrov, Royal Alberta Museum, Canada: Exhibition Review Editor
Margaret T. Ordonez, University of Rhode Island, USA: Copy Editor

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