Simple and chic strapless dresses have been popular since before the 1950s, and continue to prove a versatile style in womenswear. This Scarlet Silk-Blend Dress from Temperley's Alice diffusion line subtly combines a healthy dollop of retro influence with modern style points.
Taking inspiration from the fifties use of sweetheart necklines, this dress adds a modern twist by squaring off the bustline. Contrasting the curves of vintage silhouettes with some angles, the retro appeal is still kept intact with a high waistline and pencil skirt shape, along with a cutesy polka dot print.
It's available online from Net-a-Porter for £246.