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Bombshell-inspired clothing has always been a favourite of mine, but the difficulty in getting hold of labels like Stop Staring and Bettie Page in the UK means it's not often I can indulge my inner Marilyn. Luckily, help is at hand. Vivien of Holloway is a dream for anyone who loves the look, with a range of 40s and 50s inspired numbers at very reasonable prices. There's a store in North London if you're near enough to pop in and try the pieces on, otherwise they're available through the website and on eBay. Charlotte Church and Kate Nash are both fans of the full-skirted polka dot halter dress, but there are also classic wiggle dresses for those of you who want to flaunt some curves, as well as tops, skirts, boleros and all kinds of retro goodies. There's only one question really...which fabric to go for?!