Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion: The cut and construction of clothes for men and women, c1560-1620. London: Macmillan, 1985.
Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion: English women's dresses and their construction, c.1660-1860. London, 1964.
Arnold, Janet. A handbook of Costume. London: Macmillan, 1973.
Ash, Juliet and Elizabeth Wilson, eds. Chic Thrills: A Fashion Reader. London: Pandora, 1992.
Baines, Barbara. Revivals in Fashion from the Elizabethan Age to the Present. London: Batsford, 1981.
Barnes, Richard. Mods! London: Plexus, 1994.
Boucher, Francois. A History of Costume in the West. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Breward, Christopher, Becky Conekin and Caroline Cox, eds. The Englishness of English Dress. Oxford & New York: Berg, 2002.
Breward, Christopher. The Culture of Fashion: A new history of fashionable dress. Manchester: Manchester University Press, c1994.
Breward, Christopher. Fashion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003
Colegrave, Stephen and Chris Sullivan, eds. PUNK : A life apart. London: Cassell, 2001.
Cunnington, C.Willett and Phillis Emily Cunnington. Handbook of English Costume in the Eighteenth Century. with illustrations by Barbara Phillipson and Phillis Cunnington. London: Faber, 1972.
Cunnington, C.Willett and Phillis Emily Cunnington. Handbook of English Costume in the Nineteenth Century. (3rd ed) with illustrations by Phillis Cunnington, Cecil Everitt and Catherine Lucas. London: Faber, 1970.
Davies, Stephanie. Costume Language: A Dictionary of Dress Terms. Marlvern: Cressrelles, 1995
De la Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: Fifty Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. London: V&A Publications, 1994.
De la Haye, Amy and Cathie Dingwall, eds. Surfers Soulies Skinheads and Skaters : Subcultural style from the forties to the nineties. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1996.
De La Haye, Amy and Elizabeth Wilson, eds. Defining Dress : Dress as object, meaning and identity. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999.
Dermonex, Jacqueline. Fashion Memoir: Madeleine Vionnet. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Evans, Caroline and Minna Thornton, eds. Women and Fashion: A New Look. London: Quartet Books, 1989.
Ewing, Elizabeth. History of Twentieth-Century Fashion. London; Batsford, 1974.
Fairchild, John. Chic Savages. London: Simon and Schuster, 1989. Frankel, Susannah. Visionaries: interviews with fashion designers. London: V&A Publications, 2001.
Gaines, Jane and Charlotte Herzog, eds. Fabrications: Costume and the Female Body. London: Routledge, 1991.
Glynn, Prudence. Skin to Skin: Eroticism in Dress. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983
Gorman, Paul. The Look: Adventures in Pop and Rock Fashion / Foreword by Malcolm Mclaren. London: Sanctuary, 2001.
Hart, Avril and Susan North. Historical Fashion in Detail: the 17th and 18th centuries. London: V&A Publications, 1998
Hennessy, Val. In the gutter. London: Quartet Books, 1978.
Hollander, Anne. Sex and Suits. New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 1994.
Hollander, Anne. Seeing through clothes. Berkeley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press, 1993.
Jones, Terry, ed. Smile I-D: Fashion and Style. The Best from 20 Years of I-D. Cologne: Taschen, 2001.
Jones, Terry and Avril Mair. Fashion Now. Cologne: Taschen, 2003
Koda, Harold. Goddess: The Classical Mode. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2003.
Krell, Gene. Fashion Memoir: Vivienne Westwood. London: Thames and Hudson, 1997.
Kyoto Fashion Institute. Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century. Cologne: Taschen, 2002.
Laver, James, Amy de la Haye and Andrew Tucker. Costume and Fashion: A Concise History. London: Thames and Hudson, 2002.
Mansfield, Alan and Phillis Cunnington, illustrated by Valerie Mansfield. Handbook of English Costume in the Twentieth Century, 1900-1950. London: Faber, 1973.
Martin, Richard and Harold Koda. Christian Dior. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. I
Martin, Richard et al. The Fashion Book. London: Phaidon, 1998.
McDermott, Catherine. Streetstyle: British Design in the Eighties. London: The Design Council, 1987.
McDermott, Catherine. Vivienne Westwood. London: Calton, 1999.
McDowell, Colin. Fashion Today. London: Phaidon, 2003.
Mendes, Valerie and Amy De La Haye. 20th Century Fashion. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1999.
Muggleton, David. Inside Subculture : The postmodern meaning of style. Oxford & New York: Berg, 2000.
Museum of London. Vivienne Westwood: A London Fashion. London: Museum of London in association with Philip Wilson Publishers, 2000.
Pochna, Marie France. Fashion Memoir: Dior. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Polhemus, Ted. Street style : from sidewalk to catwalk. London: Thames and Hudson, 1994.
Pratt, Lucy and Linda Woolley. Shoes. London: V&A Publications, 1999.
Reid, Jamie and Jon Savage. Up They Rise. London: Faber, 1987.
Ribeiro, Aileen. The Eighteenth Century: a visual history of costume. London: Batsford, 1983.
Ribeiro, Aileen. The Art of Dress: Fashion in England and France, 1750-1820. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1995.
Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress in Eighteenth Century Europe 1715-1789. London: Batsford, 1984.
Ribeiro, Aileen. The Gallery of Fashion. London: The National Portrait Gallery, 2000. ISBN 1855142716.
Ribeiro, Aileen and Valerie Cumming. The Visual History of costume. London: Batsford, 1989.
Rothstein, Natalie, ed. Four Hundred Years of Fashion. London: V&A Publications, 1984.
Savage, Jon. England's Dreaming : Sex Pistols and Punk Rock. London: Faber and Faber, 1991.
Simon, Marie. Fashion in Art : The second Empire and Impressionism epilogue by Vivienne Westwood. London: Zwemmer, 1995.
Steele Valerie. Women of Fashion: twentieth-century designers. New York: Rizzoli, 1994
Steele, Valerie. The Corset : A Cultural History. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2001.
Vermorel, Fred. Fashion and Perversity : A life of Vivienne Westwood and the sixties laid bare. London: Bloomsbury, 1996.
Watson, Linda. Vogue: Twentieth-Century Fashion. London: Carlton, 2000
Waugh, Norah. Corset and Crinolines. London: Routledge, 1981
Waugh, Norah. The Cut of Men's Clothes 1600-1900. London: Routledge, 1994
Wilcox, Claire, ed. Radical Fashion. London: V&A Publications, 2001
Wilcox, Claire and Valerie Mendes. Modern Fashion in Detail. London: V&A Publications, 1991
Wilson, Elizabeth. Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity. London: Virago, 1985
York, Peter. Style Wars. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1980
This reading list was originally compiled in association with the exhibition 'Vivienne Westwood: A Retrospective', on display at the V&A South Kensington 1 April–11 July 2004.