Recline in style like an old fashioned movie star in this glamourous Hollywood Camiknicker from What Katie Did.
Not quite the risque book you might be expecting, Vintage Lingerie: Historical Patterns and Techniques by Jill Salen is an altogether more practical book.
Part reference, part guide to creating period pieces, Vintage Lingerie looks at the progression of lingerie over the last 120 years, from 1920s French knickers to 1950s pin-up brassieres, not to mention vintage corsets, garter belts and basques, along with 1950s New Look girdles, brassieres and knickers.
The book includes 25 'fully annotated working patterns' alongside drawings, photographs and practical advice on any feature or alteration necessary for making up the garments. So if you are looking for authenticity, this is the place to go. 128 pages long and published by Batsford, you can order a copy from Amazon for £17.
There's no doubt that a vintage kimono is a classic investment piece that will last a lifetime. This Tsukesage Kimono from luxury lingerie purveyors Lascivious ensures you'll makes a serious style statement even when lounging around the house.
Lascivious source their vintage silk kimonos from Japan and this one dates from the 1970's. It's made from 100% silk and decorated with hand-painted cherry blossoms, so will confer a certain movie-star aura that your dressing gown really can't compete with.
A luxurious and unique item like this doesn't come cheap – the kimono is £275.
Take a look in more detail on the Lascivious website.
When thinking of pre-1960s lingerie options, it's often the burlesque inspired choices we first think of. Thankfully there are plenty of options for every day practicality available, without compromising on attractiveness.
This Floral Tropical Lingerie Set from Topshop taps into a 50s-style tropical theme, with a bright colour palette that's perfectly chosen. The floral pattern is a vintage-inspired staple, treading the line between mainstream fifties fashion and rockabilly-inspired Hula girls. The bra's longline shape makes up for a lack of bullet cups, combined with mini knickers that make this almost tempting as a beach ensemble instead.
Available now from Topshop, the set is sold as separates totalling £22.
With many pre-1960s retro looks, the style is never complete without the right undergarments to compliment it. Creating an ideal silhouette to layer your well chosen threads upon is a must, making pieces like underskirts worthy of investment.
This Reversible Petticoat from American Apparel provides all the volume you need for a fifties evening look thanks to multiple layers and ruffling details. For less ramped up looks, though, the reversible skirt can be worn inside out to minimise the ruffles and create a more demure skirt shape.
Available in black or white, it costs £52 from American Apparel.