Vintage dress styles through the decades

The style of frocks has changed dramatically through the years, with each new decade bringing in a new looks, cuts and styles. Here’s a tour down memory lane exploring vintage dresses and how they have...

Top five vintage wedding movies

We all love a good old romantic chick-flick, especially when the plot is the classic boy-meets-girl-boy-gets-girl and the film ends with a big white wedding . So here are the top five vintage wedding films...

Vintage sub cultures: Zooties

When a piece of clothing lends its name to a social riot, you know you're looking at an iconic garment. The Zoot Suit certainly fits the bill. The typical Zoot Suit is a two-piece suit with high-waisted,...

Video how-to: 1930s eyebrows

Have you ever wondered how to draw the perfect late Thirties eye brows? If so this British Pathe Hollywood Eyebrows Makeup Tutorial from 1938, taken from the original British Pathe newsreel "Beautifying! Where...

And God created Brigitte

Are you feeling that your look is a bit too tame and restrained? Well then, why not bring a touch of Gallic va-va-voom to your style, courtesy of Brigitte Bardot? Nell Darby looks at La Bardot for some vintage...

The supporting role: bras over the years

Ah, the humble bra. An everyday essential for women across the globe and throughout history, the bra has taken many forms since its creation, from metal breastplates to unsupportive mesh fabric. Rachel England...

Vintage style icon: Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish was one of cinema's first female stars. Her innocent beauty on screen matched with her hard-working attitude and business sense made for career that spanned over seven decades. Louise Black takes...

Kings of Vintage: Become a Wild One

Marlon Brando’s image as Johnny in cult biker film The Wild One made biker style the choice look for the young, rebellious youth of Fifties America. Everyone wanted to be - or be with- the bad boy. Everyone...

Coming soon: Yves Saint Laurent

I'm really looking forward to the UK release of new French film Yves Saint Laurent, which follows the designers early career, focusing on the Sixties. Picture the scene: It is Paris, 1957. 21 year-old Yves...