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Top 10 Fashion Books For the Style Lovers

If you like shopping for new styles or you want to delve into the history of fashion, we have lots of books to advise and inform you. And, with all fashion icons covered, from Chanel to Lady Gaga, you'll find loads of inspiration and ideas for your own outfits. Whether you're a self-confessed fashion fanatic or just starting to explore a new look, you'll enjoy taking a look through our best fashion books for style lovers.

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1. The Dress

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Megan Hess

This illustrated fashion must-read takes you through 100 dresses that changed the fashion industry. From Lady Gaga's controversial meat dress to Princess Diana's wedding gown to the old Hollywood styles of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, this book captures all the most prominent fashion moments from recent times. If you love fashion and want to look back over all the classic looks in one easy-to-read guide then this book is definitely for you.


2. Vogue on: Coco Chanel

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Bronwyn Cosgrave

This brilliant book all about Coco Chanel's incredible ideas and influence over the fashion industry is brought to you by Vogue, the leaders in fashion journalism. In Coco's career she introduced new materials and styles that are still used today, including the ever-popular 'little black dress' which has become a wardrobe staple for women everywhere for over 90 years. Track Coco's amazing work in this beautiful book paired with photos from some of the best photographers of her time.

3. The Sartorialist: X

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Scott Schuman

Scott Schuman's blog,, has been gripping fashion fans everywhere with his clever ideas about street-style. In The Sartorialist: X, Scott shows you a range of photos of people who he thinks are getting fashion right. Discover for yourself what interesting new looks Scott presents in this stunning book packed with fashion inspiration and urban styles.


4. The Fashion Resource Book

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Robert Leach

Combining interviews with contemporary designers and professors in fashion education, Robert Leach introduces you to the importance of research in creating new fashion styles. The book also includes an illustrated profile of the most important themes of fashion so you can learn how best to research fashion yourself and become your own style expert.


5. British Fashion Designers

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Hywel Davies

This little book features chapters on the top British fashion designers and how their Britishness impacted their work. Some of the designers included are Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and Giles Deacon. Explore their process work, final collections and more in this fun book and be proud to be a British fashion fan.


6. Fashion and Music

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Janice Miller

This interesting and unique book chronicles the link between the fashion and music industries and observes how one influences the other. With a range of examples covered, reaching back over years of fashion and music history, this fascinating exploration of fandoms and musicians and how they have affected fashion will provide some very interesting reading. 

7. It

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Alexa Chung

Style icon, Alexa Chung, reveals all her influences in this brilliant book for all fashion fans. Alexa also discusses how to get dressed in the morning and the art behind taking the perfect selfie. Full of photos from nights out and ideas for outfit inspiration, you'll love both Alexa's tips on life advice and adore all her fashion and style ideas. Check out the book from the UK's best fashionistas.


8. How to Win at Shopping

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David Zyla and Eila Mell

Whether you love or loathe clothes shopping, there is loads of advice for you in this handy book on saving money and time when heading out on your shopping trips. David Zyla and Eila Mell are both fashion experts and their book is packed with terrific tips, including what items always look good and why you should always a take a seat when trying on new clothes. With ideas and advice for all types of shopping, from online to thrift stores, David and Eila are determined to help you up your fashion game. 

9. Dress You Up

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Rosy Nicholas

If you like having the chance to have more control over the items in your wardrobe or fancy trying your hand at being your own designer then this is the book for you. Rosy Nicholas is on a mission to help you turn your basic household items into the best fashion accessories. Great for fashionistas and craft fans alike, this fun little book will never leave you at a lost for ideas.


10. The Fashion Book

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Alice Mackrell

This trendy guide details the history of the fashion industry over the last 200 years and shines a light on all the groups of people that have made fashion what it is. From the designers to the icons to the retailers to the photographers and educators, no part or role is overlooked in this comprehensive fashion book.


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