1940s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook
Vintage fashion fans should make space on their bookshelves for the huge tome that is 1940s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook.
The book covers all aspects of fashion in this decade, from innovations brought about by the shortages of war to the impact of Dior's 'New Look'. It also looks at the differing fashions between countries, such as Make Do and Mend in Britain, and the development of sportswear in the States.
Including names such as Nina Ricci, Pierre Balmain and Lucien Lelong and everything from daywear to lingerie styles, it's a must for those interested in fashion or this fascinating period.
The book is currently available for £21.90 from Amazon.