Best vintage inspired looks on the high street


I’ve found as I begin to understand what really suits me that I gravitate towards more fitted dresses. I don’t mean skin tight body con or bandage, although I do own one of each as the right cut can perform flattering miracles. No I’m talking about dresses that have gentle boning or shaped necklines. For me the sweetheart neckline is my favourite, it creates a flattering look and combined with a halterneck strap, balances out my hourglass/almost pear shaped frame.

50's dress pattern

Vintage styles have definitely been sneaking into my wardrobe and honestly if I had the choice I would try and buy much more but find searching the high street for affordable clothes that have the look is actually pretty frustrating. I’ve seen a few outfits on the high street that fit the bill.

Starting with a dress from one of the best keep secrets for girls looking for cheap but gorgeous fashion, Peacocks.

Crochet Dress - PeacocksThe lovely crochet dress features button through detail and that all important sweetheart neckline and the pattern could easily work for both evening and daytime.

Next up one of the most successful new additions to every woman’s wardrobe, the playsuit. Most I find have very little fabric around the derrière and for someone that has a curvy bottom and hips like a woman, not a girl, they generally become fairly obscene. So when I find one that has a generous cut and flattering style I’m tempted to finally give in and buy one (a close friend swears by them). This one, again from Peacocks, has  a great 1940’s feel with a pattern that can easily be worn throughout autumn and winter.

Vintage style playsuit - PeacocksMy last choice is perfect for evenings out and is structured around the waist and bust to give extra support and create a flattering figure. From Asos, this 50’s inspired dress is great for that Mad Men look.

Cross over dress - Asos

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