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Twill Wide Leg Pants from American Apparel


With all your decadent retro evening wear being catered for by many retro brands and high street stores alike, it's often a harder task to track down items for a more casual, every day look. Thankfully the seventies trend offers many options, like these Twill Wide Leg Pants from American Apparel.

The trousers' shape has an instant shot of seventies inspiration thanks to the combination of a wide flared leg, starting at the knee, and a high rise waist too. Made from a stretch twill instead of denim, they're ideal for warmer days and promise a more snug fit too.

Available in three colour choices, they're now at American Apparel UK for £72.

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High Waisted Culottes from Lipsy


Culottes are an item that many of us unfondly associate with childhood, remembering some very dubious eighties styles that eventually caused the wide-legged short to disappear for many a year. Thankfully the current crop of high street designers are going further back into fashion history for inspiration, as seen in items like these High Waisted Culottes from Lipsy.

With a light and summery feel, this pair takes inspiration from the 1960s to combine a flowing wide-legged short with a structured high waistline and feminine daisy print fabric. The addition of matelot-style buttons at the waist lends another simple retro element too.

They're now available from Lipsy for £35.

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Classic Capri Pants from Bettie Page Clothing


Summer is the ideal time to reintroduce dresses and skirts into your every day wardrobe, but for those days where the weather isn't quite hot enough some cropped trousers are ideal. For an effortless fifties look, these Capri Pants from Bettie Page Clothing are a perfect choice.

The high waistline helps to create the fifties silhouette with a hip-skimming cut and fitted thighs. The slightly wider leg leads to a cuffed hem which taps into a nautical feel, ideal for pin-up styles from the era. Shown here in an unusual retro shade of olive brown, this pair deserve to be worn over and over.

Get yours from Bettie Page Clothing for $90.

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70s style Wideleg Trousers from Miss Selfridge


After seasons of decidedly uninspiring choice in trousers on the high street, this year has brought us a great variety of vintage inspired cuts from the return of flares to cigarette pants. Joining the pack this season is seventies style wide-legs, like this great pair from Miss Selfridge.

With an unmistakeably seventies look, these are pitch perfect in cut and fabric choice. The super high waist, wide leg and front crease combine to create a look that's ideal for Cagney and Lacey's evening wardrobes. Finished in a deep burgundy and with a chic front clasp, these are the kind of pants that make a whole outfit.

Get them new from Miss Selfridge for £45.

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Daisy Doile Mini Skirt from French Connection


One of the most iconic fashion symbols of the mid-sixties has to be Mary Quant's much-loved daisy design, an image that has been alluded to time and time again in retro styles. While modern interpretations of Quant's designs can often veer into cliché, this Daisy Doile Skirt from French Connection does it with subtle chic.

The use of textural lace fabric counters the simplistic shape of the high waist miniskirt, incorporating the daisy pattern in an understated way. With a sleek a-line, the skirt avoids the figure-skimming looks of modern minis, finished in a rich retro navy shade.

It's available now from French Connection for £62.

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Tailored Palazzo Pants from ASOS


While dresses and skirts with vintage inspiration are a common appearance on the high street at the moment, it takes a braver brand to attempt some retro trousers. These Palazzo Pants from ASOS are worth the risk, with effortlessly seventies chic.

The high waist, wide leg and light fabric all combine to create a true retro look, while the tailored waist and fashionable cut finish the decadent seventies style perfectly. Available in three colours, the firebrick orange is our pick for a flawlessly 70s look.

They're available now from ASOS for £40.

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