Perhaps the most unlikely fashion comeback of this year has been the all-in-one, with fifties and sixties playsuits and jumpsuits hitting the rails in almost every high street range. There's still plenty of retro inspiration to be drawn for these pieces, as shown in this seventies style Belted Playsuit from River Island.
How to solve the smart but sexy work dilemma = black belted playsuit.
This set sail playsuit is the ultimate swim suit for those wanting to embrace the fashion from days gone by.
The lovely velvety material is slightly different to your normal lycra swimming gear, but stick with it and you'll have a uniquely beautiful outfit to wear on the beach. It's ideal for lounging around in and if you're feeling brave you could always don this outfit on a night out matched with high waisted shorts. It features navy blue velvet with a bright red anchor stitched onto the chest and white rope lining along the neckline and straps.
Because of the material this swimsuit is best reserved for outside of the pool. It costs $60 (£38) and you can buy yours online from Etsy.
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.
Embracing the 1970s styles gracing every shop on the high street but with a fun, quirky playful side, this playsuit is comfy, sexy and practical. As it's 85% cotton it's soft to touch and durable and can be both a picnic outfit or matched with heels for an evening affair.
Get yours online from New Look for £26.99.