These are my favorite books to learn about 1930s fashion, from top designers to day to day clothes for both women and men. Depression-era fashion history is not often written about and can be difficult to research, especially when casual clothing. Most of these books are ones I have in my collection and use frequently when writing about 1930s fashion.
1930s Fashion Books
Books by the VintageDancer
I have written extensive fashion history and style advice in a few published eBooks and free email courses for other decades of fashion:
My first book was the 1940s Style Guide: The Complete Illustrated Guide to 1940s Fashion for Women and Men. It is still available as an eBook ($9.99) or printed book ($14.00). Since its first publication, I have put most of the chapters online and revised/updated them. You can read them in the 1940s Style Guide email series for free. I leave the book available for sale for those who want to carry a copy with them.
To go with that I also have a free mini book 1940s Fashion for Your Body Type (women).
I then moved away from the 1940s and went back to the 1920s with another free mini eBook 1920s Fashion for Your Body Type (women) followed by, you guessed it, 1920s Style Guide, but this time I didn’t publish the book (yet). Instead, I turned it into a free blog series you can receive by email here. The series covers fashion history, cultural history, and dressing advice for both women and men. It arrives to you in order so that you don’t miss a single article. It is like reading the book one chapter at a time.
I also have a 1950s Style Guide email series. This one is only about women’s fashion in the 1950s. Over 40 articles will delivered to your inbox, one every other day.
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