remember when we had such a vast choice of different
styles around in the shops as we do for this yearís
see designs reflecting every decade from the 1920s through
to the 1980s. Every high street shop has one form of retro
look for this season.
forget though, if you want to go truly retro, a
second-hand shop that specializes in vintage clothes will
ensure you look genuine and unique.
Flapper dresses are very popular
flapper-look is fantastic for those of you who have a
straighter figure. There are dropped-waists in flowing
silks, or straight semi-fitted beaded dresses Ė take
netting and embroidery add some detail. Colours tend to be
muted or neutral, for example in greys and creams. Donít
forget to add the essential long beads, or boa, to get the
look just right!
amongst you aged up to 25 you will find that the designs
are focused mostly on the 50ís and 60ís.
sixties mod-look is popular in the most trendy shops. Team
these mini dresses up with some knee-length boots to get
the look spot on!
80s style fashion has made a
Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven; the 50ís look is
excellent for those of who have a curved figure (donít
hide that wonderful waist of yours).
satin, fitted dresses, reflective of Marilyn Monroe, are
great for you. Remember Madonna in Material Girl, if the
1950s donít mean anything to you.
said in Ab Fab; "You can never have enough shoes,
hats and handbags"! There are lots of beautiful,
glitzy evening bags around, decorated in beads or sequins.
Make sure you team your look with
the latest accessories
these up with strappy sandals in satin or suede, decorated
in diamante, baubles or bows.
the retro scene doesnít major in the menís department,
keep your eyes open for the art deco slant on the flowery
1960s shirt. Also, for those of you who are more 1980s
orientated; shirts in a bold stripe may be more up your
velvet fitted evening jacket to get that 70ís feel. For
those flamboyant characters amongst you, think Lawrence