Looking for a great overview of twentieth-century women's fashion? This Vintage Fashion & Couture book by Kerry Taylor is definitely worth a look.
Vanessa Mooncie creates contemporary artworks inspired by the glamour of 1950s fashion illustrations, such as in this Leopard print.
Vintage fashion fans should make space on their bookshelves for the huge tome that is 1940s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook.
When it comes to fashion magazines, Gazette du Bon Ton may not come to mind as quickly as quickly as Vogue or Harper's, but issues are highly sought after by connoisseurs of early twentieth-century couture. A selection of its stunning artwork is now available as prints from Easy Art, in partnership with the Courtauld Gallery.
We all might have our fantasies of finding that rare 60s designer gem in the back rails of a village charity shop, but rarely does such luck come through. For truly well preserved rareities, it's vintage resellers that we have to call upon. William Vintage, now available at Browns, bring some of the more decadent and unusual pieces, with prices that reflect their one off status.
Featuring pieces from the highest end designers like Dior and Pierre Cardin, the stock features original sixties pieces in the sort of truly impeccable condition that can command the often four-figure price tags. Not for the casual vintage lover, these are more pieces of fashion history than Friday night fodder.
There are few wardrobe items that are trickier to suit to any given body type than swimwear, which is partly why more and more of us are turning to retro pieces for the summer poolside months. Providing show-stopping style, as well as an endlessly flattering cut, this Marilyn One Piece from Pinup Couture is bound to prove popular.
The limited edition swimsuit is specifically designed to pull you in and push you up in all the right areas, creating a timeless silhouette whatever your shape. With ruching, halter neck and low cut leglines, this swimsuit manages to flatter without once looking boringly practical.
It's available now from Pinup Girl Clothing for $102. Get them while you can!