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Favourite Shows to Watch for Vintage Inspiration

Ah, Bomb Girls. The hair! The lipstick! The dresses! The drama!

I started watching this to satisfy my need for forties era television and stayed for the characters and the clothes.

Summary: Set in the 1940s, Bomb Girls tells the remarkable stories of the women who risked their lives in a munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front. The series delves into the lives of these exceptional women from all walks of life – peers, friends and rivals – who find themselves thrust into new worlds and changed profoundly as they are liberated from their home and social restrictions.

These are some of her everyday outfits. I need them to appear in my wardrobe otherwise I will throw a tantrum.

My favourite outfit inspiration comes from Gladys Witham. All you need to know about Gladys is that she’s the stereotypical rich girl with a heart of gold who comes to work in the munitions factory because she wants to do her part for the war effort. And everything she wears is sensational, down to the gloves on her hard-working fingers.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is essentially a mystery loving vintage girl’s dream come true: 1920’s fashion showcased by a strong female detective. What more could you want?

Summary: Phryne (pronounced Fry-nee) is a glamorous and thoroughly modern woman of the 1920s. Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit.

The clothes that Miss Fisher wears have literally made me pause the show and stare at them in awe. They’re beautiful, versatile and suit any occasion.

Phryne Fisher has an outfit for everything. And I do mean everything - spot of circus knife throwing, anybody?

Let me know what your favourite TV shows are for finding vintage inspiration!