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Katina Bill, ‘Clothing Expenditure by a Woman in the Early 1920s,’ Costume, 27, 1993, pp.57-60

Cheryl Buckley & Hilary Fawcett, Fashioning the Feminine: Representation and Women’s Fashion from Fin de Siècle to the Present, (London: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2002) (See Chapter 4)

Edmonde Charles-Roux, The World of Coco Chanel: Friends, Fashion, Fame (London: Thames & Hudson, 2005)

Liz Conor, The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visibility in 1920s (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2004)

Jacques Damase, Sonia Delaunay, Fashion and Fabrics (London: Thames & Hudson, 1997)

Amy de la Haye, ‘The dissemination of design from haute couture to fashionable ready- to-wear during the 1920s’. Textile History, 24, 1993, pp.39-48

Amy de la Haye & Shelley Tolbin, Chanel: the Couturiere at Work (London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1994)

Monica Dickens, Mariana (London: Persephone Books, 2008)

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flappers and Philosophers (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1920)

Robert Graves and Alan Hodge, The Long Weekend: A Social History of Britain between the Wars (New York: Norton, 1994)

Catherine Horwood, Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion and Class between the Wars (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2006)

Catherine Join-Diéterle, Les Années Folles 1919-1929 (Paris: Paris Musées, 2007)

Angela Latham, Posing a Threat: Flappers, Chorus Girls and other American Performers of the American 1920s (Hanover, New Haven: University Press of New England & Wesleyan University Press, 2000)

Martin Pugh, We Danced all Night: A Social History of Britain between the Wars (London: Bodley Head, 2008)

Cathy Ross, Twenties London: A City in the Jazz Age (London: Philip Wilson, 2003)

Birgitte Søland, Becoming Modern: Young Women and the Reconstruction of Womanhood in the 1920s (New Jersey &. Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2000)

Lou Taylor & Elizabeth Wilson, Through the Looking Glass: a History of Dress from 1860 to the Present Day (London: BBC Books, 1989)

Selina Todd, ‘Flappers and Factory Lads: Youth and Youth Culture in Interwar Britain,’ History Compass, 4, (4), 2006, pp.715-730

Vogue’s Book of Practical Dressmaking (London, Conde Nast, 1926)

Elizabeth Wilson, Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity (London: I.B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2003)

Ann Wise, ‘Dressmaking in Worthing, 1920-1950,’ Costume, 32 (1998) p.82-86.

Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992)



Sarah Berry, Screen style: Fashion and Femininity in 1930s Hollywood (Minneapolis; London: University of Minnesota Press, 2000)

Christopher Breward, Caroline Evans & Edwina Ehrman, The London Look (London: Museum of London, 2005)

Dilys Blum, Shocking!: The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli (Connecticut & London: Yale University Press, 2003)

Cheryl Buckley, ‘On the Margins: Theorizing the History and Significance of Making and Designing Clothes at Home,’ Journal of Design History, 11 (2), 1998, pp.157-171

Bronwen Edwards, ‘“We are Fatally Influenced by the Goods Bought in Bond Street:” London, Shopping and the Fashionable Geographies of 1930s Vogue,’ Fashion Theory, 10 (1/2), 2006 pp.73-96.

Pamela Golbin (ed.) Madeleine Vionnet (New York: Rizzoli, 2009)

Catherine Horwood, Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion and Class between the Wars (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2006)

Betty Kirke, Madeleine Vionnet (Chronicle Books, 1998)

Harold Koda, Goddess: The Classical Mode (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003)

Richard Martin, Fashion and Surrealism (London: Thames and Hudson, 1989)

Stella Mary Newton (ed. Jane Bridgeman), ‘London Haute Couture in the 1930s’ Costume, 39 (2005), pp.4-27

Joanne Olian (ed.), Everyday Fashions if the Forties: as pictured in Sears Catalogs (New York: Dover Publications Inc., 1992)

Clare Rose, Children’s Clothes (B.T. Batsford, 1989)

Laura Ugolini, ‘Clothes and the Modern Man in 1930s Oxford,’ Fashion Theory 4, (4) (2000) pp.427-446

Laura Ugolini, Men and Menswear: Sartorial Consumption in Britain, 1880-1936 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2007)

Janice Winship, ‘Culture of Restraint: the British chain store 1920-1939’ in Peter Jackson, Michelle Lowe, Daniel Miller & Frank Mort (eds.), Commercial Cultures: Economies, Practices, Spaces (Oxford: Berg, 2000) pp.15-34



Michael Arlen (ed. Kirsty Gunn), The Green Hat (London: Capuchin Classics, 2008)

Stephen Braggs & Diane Harris, Sun, Fun and Crowds: Seaside Holidays between the Wars (Gloucestershire: Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2000)

Barbara Burman, ‘Better and Brighter Clothes: The Men’s Dress Reform Party, 1929-1940,’ Journal of Design History, 8 (4), 1995, pp.275-90

Fred Gray, Designing the Seaside: Architecture, Society and Nature, (London: Reaktion, 2009)

Catherine Horwood, ‘”Girls who arouse dangerous passions:” Women and Bathing, 1900-39’. Women’s History Review, 9 (4), 2000, pp.653-74

Catherine Horwood, Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion and Class between the Wars (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2006) (see Chapters 4 & 5)

Sarah Howell, The Seaside (London: Cassell & Collier MacMillian Publishers Ltd, 1974)

Sarah Kennedy, The Swimsuit: A Fashion from 1920s Biarritz and the Birth of the Bikini to Sportswear Styles and Catwalk Trends (London: Carlton Books, 2007)

H.&M Rayne Ltd. A Selected List of Costumes for Fancy Dress Balls, Skating Carnivals, Amateur Theatricals, Pageants, etc. (London: H&M Rayne Ltd., 1920s)

Harold Koda & Andrew Bolton (eds), Chanel (The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press: New Haven and London, 2005)

Harold Koda & Martin, Richard, Splash: A History of Swimwear (New York: Rizzoli, 1990)

Irina Lindsay, Dressing and Undressing for the Seaside (Essex: Ian Henry Publications Ltd, 1983)

Claire Langhamer, Women’s Leisure in England 1920–1960 (Manchester: Manchester University Press: 2000)

Selina Todd, ‘Young Women, Work and Leisure in Interwar England,’ Historical Journal, 48 (3), 2005, pp.789-809

Alexandre Vassiliev (trans. by Antonina W. Bouis and Anya Kucharev) Beauty in Exile: the Artists, Models, and Nobility who fled the Russian Revolution and influenced the world of fashion (New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2000)

James Walvin, Beside the Seaside: A Social History of the Popular Seaside Holiday (London: Allen Lane, 1978)

Weldon’s Children’s Fancy Dress (London: Weldon’s Ltd., 1930)

Weldon’s Fancy Dress for Ladies and Gentlemen for Carnival, Gala & Pageant (London: Weldon’s Ltd., 1935)

Palmer White, Elsa Schiaparelli: Empress of Paris Fashion (London: Aurum Press, 1986)

Elizabeth Wilson, Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity (London: I.B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2003)

Robert Withington, English Pageantry: An Historical Outline (Massachussets & London: Harvard Press, 1918-20)



Rebecca Arnold, The American Look: fashion, sportswear and the image of women in 1930s and 1940s New York (London: I.B. Tauris, 2009)

Susan Elks, From Whalebone to Lycra: A Fashion Journey through Midlands Lawn Tennis History (RBM Studios, 2004)

Jennifer Hargreaves, Sporting Females: Critical Issues in the History and Sociology of Sports (London: Routledge, 1994)

Mike Huggins & Jack Williams, Sport and the English 1918–1939 (Taylor and Francis: 2006)

Catherine Horwood, ‘Anyone for Tennis?’: Male Dress and Decorum on the Tennis Courts in Inter-War Britain,’ Costume, no.38, 2004, pp.100-105.

Catherine Horwood, ‘Dressing like a Champion: women’s tennis wear in interwar England’ in Christopher Breward, Becky Conekin and Caroline Cox (eds.), The Englishness of English Dress (Oxford and New York: Berg, 2002), pp.45-60.

Catherine Horwood, Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion and Class between the Wars (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2006) (see Chapter 5)

Catherine Join-Diéterle, Les Années Folles 1919-1929 (Paris: Paris Musées, 2007)

Jill Julius Matthews, ‘They had Such a lot of Fun: The Women’s League of Health and Beauty Between the Wars,’ History Workshop Journal, 30 (1), 1990, pp.22-54

Patricia Kapferer & Tristan Gaston-Breton, La Legende Lacoste (Paris: Le Cherche Midi, 2002)

Suzanne Lenglen (ed. Eustace White), Lawn Tennis for Girls (London: George Newnes, 1919)

Mary Lynn Stewart, For Health and Beauty: Physical Culture for Frenchwomen, 1880s-1930s (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)

Valerie Warren, Tennis Fashions Over 125 Years of Costume Change, 2 edn (Wimbledon: Kenneth Richie Library, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, 2003)

Diane Elisabeth Poirier, Tennis Fashion (New York: Assouline Publishing, 2003)

Christopher Wilk, Modernism 1914-1939: Designing A New World (London: V&A Publications, 2006)



Annie van Assche (ed.) Fashioning Kimono Dress and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Japan: the Montogomery Collection (Milan : 5 Continents, 2005)

Andrew Bolton, Men in Skirts (London: V&A Publications, 2003)

Hugh Cheape, Tartan: the Highland Habit, 2nd edn (Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland, 1995)

Liza Crihfield Dalby, Kimono: Fashioning Culture (London: Vintage, 2001)

John Gillow, Traditional Indonesian Textiles (London: Thames & Hudson, 1992)

Frances Haire, The Folk Costume Book (New York, A. S. Barnes and Company, 1937)

Catherine Join-Diéterle, Les Années Folles 1919-1929 (Paris: Paris Musées, 2007)

Kathleen Mann, Peasant Costume in Europe (London: A&C Black Ltd, 1931)

Inger McCabe Elliott, Batik: Cloth of Java (New York: C. Potter, 1984)

Frances Osborne, The Bolter (London: Virago Press, 2008)

James Snowden, European folk dress: a guide to 555 books and other sources of illustrations and information (London: Costume Society, 1973)

Carol Tulloch, ‘Strawberries and Cream: Dress, Migration and the Quintessence of Englishness’ in Christopher Breward, Becky Conekin and Caroline Cox (eds.), The Englishness of English Dress (Oxford and New York: Berg, 2002) pp.61-76.

Ruth Turner Wilcox, Folk and Festival Costume of the World (London: Batsford, 1989)



The British Worker: Photographs of Working Life, 1839-1939 (London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1981)

Jane Brooks & Anne-Marie Rafferty, ‘Dress and Distinction in Nursing, 1860-1939: “A corporate (as well as corporeal) armour of probity and purity.”‘ Women’s History Review, 16 (1), 2007, pp.41-57.

Phyllis Cunnington, Costume of Household Servants from the Middle Ages to 1900 (London: A&C Black Ltd., 1974)

Gerald Dickens, The Dress of the British sailor, 2nd edn (London: HMSO for National Maritime Museum, 1977)

Elizabeth Ewing, Women in Uniform (London: Batsford, 1975)

Paul Fussell, Uniforms: Why we are what we wear (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002)

The London Fire Brigade archive: selected photographs from the 1930s – 1970s (London: Photographers’ Gallery, 2006)

Alan Mansfield, Ceremonial Costume (London: Charles and Adam Black, 1980)

Diana de Marly, Working dress: A History of Occupational Clothing (London: Batsford, 1986)

Selina Todd, ‘Breadwinners and Dependants: Working-Class Young People in England, 1918-1955’ International Review of Social History, 52, (1), 2007, pp.57-87.

Brian Wright, Firemen’s Uniform (Shire, 1991)