Fifties frocks are always an option catered for by the many retro brands out there, and often replicated on the high street too. Finding equally snappy separates can be more of a challenge, making these Bright Sailor Slacks from British brand Tara Starlet even more special.
The perfect pair of capri pants can be all you need to create an effortless pin up inspired look, but they're often hard to track down on the high street. These classically styled Pin Up Jeans by Cooperative are now available at Urban Outfitters, offering an unmistakeably fifties inspired look.
The use of denim is unusual but effective, with a light pastel blue shade tying in with the pin up aesthetic. With a high waistline and matelot buttons at the hip, the detailing is minimal enough to create a figure hugging pair that you can wear regularly.
They're now available from Urban Outfitters UK for £55.
Playsuits and shorts with vintage flair are back for another Summer season, adding something a little different to the many dress and skirt options on the high street. For the braver retrophiles amongst us, Topshop bring us this Two Piece Playsuit.
With a hint of fifties swimwear style to the piece, it's reminiscent of the 60s use of those style elements in daywear. The combination of a crop top and matching shorts is not for wallflowers, but effectively evokes the obsession with the girlish that pervaded much of mid sixties fashion. Finished in a nautical navy stripe the pieces can carry a vintage charm when worn separately too.
Get yours from Topshop for £28.
Dresses and skirts with fifties inspiration might be a must for the wardrobes of pinup enthusiasts, but the style truly comes into its own with sultry swimwear. Channeling the later pinup styles of the 1950s, this Cherry Pinup Bikini from Pinup Couture is a piece that's guaranteed to knock 'em dead.
The halter top, with tie detailing at the bust, accentuates the curves to help create that killer hourglass silhouette. With an option of full briefs or a retro high waisted short as bottoms, there's an option for most body types to finish the look. Made ina black cherry printed fabric, there's no mistaking the vintage appeal of this number.
It's available online from Pinup Girl Boutique for a total of $108, each piece sold separately.
When it comes to swimwear, it only makes sense to put your trust in those nations who really get to wear their choices as much as possible. Australian swimwear brand Seafolly have it down to a fine art, especially with retro items like this Retro Spot Onepiece.
The swimsuit is all about the cut, with low cut legs to counteract the revealing bustline, creating the killer fifties silhouette that the pin-up scene made so popular. The inclusion of subtle panels and ruching means this swimsuit promises to pull you in at all the right points too, meaning just about anyone can pull off this polka dot with ease.
It's available in the UK from Urban Outfitters for £87.
One of our firm favourites on Retro To Go, Mode Merr have come back to the market flying this month with a vamped up new website and plenty of covetable clothes to help the relaunch. One of our favourites, thanks to its versatility and undeniable vintage charm is this Understudy Blouse.
Made from a stretch jersey fabric, the top clings to curves to create an ideal separate for your fifties and early sixties looks. With a peep hole neckline, pointed collar and ribbon fastening, the decolletage is key on this one. With a slim long sleeve and fitted cut, however, you can be sure the silhouette is kept classic throughout.
The Understudy Blouse is available from Mode Merr for $62 in a wide range of sizes.