We’re loving this season’s retro 50’s styling. Think Olivia Newton John in Grease with her casual ponytail, cardigan and full skirt. Colour is key, plain or floral brights. Wear prom dresses and pencil skirts for a sexy silhouette – the perfect look for a smart day at work, a night out or even that first spring wedding…
For the casual everyday 50s’ look, opt for belted cropped trousers and a sleeveless shirt. The one I’ve chosen below with the bow print is really cute and very much embodies the style of that era. Team this look with a pair of plimsoles, pumps or wedges, it doesn’t really matter they all work with this look so whatever you find most comfortable. To accessorise I’ve added a cherry print belt and a floral print boxy bag; the bag contrasts quite nicely with the shirt but if you prefer your look to be a little more subtle, you can go for a one block colour instead. Finally top your whole look off with a rosebud pink lipstick.
Cropped trousers, Sleeveless bow print shirt, Pink lipstick, Cherry print belt, Floral print boxy bag, Polka dot ballerina pumps, White plimsoles, Pink wedges
If you are looking to bring a little 50s’ glamour into your office work wardrobe, just think Madmen. The pencil skirt is an absolute must for this look; I’ve chosen a mustard skirt which was a very popular colour in the 1950s. These skirts are very flattering to a curvy figure and look great when you team them up with a fitted shirt, (tucked in of course). Below are two colours to choose from, white and chocolate brown, both of them work well with this outfit. If you have an important meeting and want to look sharp but elegant; add a tailored jacket to give extra impact. Some peeptoe high heels and a pearl necklace (worn close to the neck) will top the outfit off perfectly.
Pencil skirt, brown fitted shirt, white fitted shirt, tailored jacket, peeptoe heels, pearls
We have some very lovely dresses that are perfect for the wedding season; my absolute favourite is this lemon yellow dress below. Very flattering and easy to wear. The model is wearing it with some vivid aqua green shoes which I love, but if you’d rather something a little more subtle, then white or cream shoes would look good too. And if the great British summer doesn’t live up to it’s name, keep yourself from going blue with this fitted dragonfly cardigan or if you want to keep your look very smart, you can opt for a tailored white jacket.
And lastly as a little treat to our blog readers, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Next week we are going to be adding some very lovely dresses to clothingattesco.com, so make sure you get in first and check them out because something tells me they will be very popular and we have limited stock. Check out the floral prom dress below as a sneak peak of what’s to come…