This season's high street ranges promise plenty of 1920s influence in time for the usual glitz of Winterwear, providing an ideal choice in eveningwear for retro lovers everywhere. This Sequin Cami Top from New Look has a strong twenties aesthetic without falling for the same old clichés.
While seventies fashion is the order of the day for most of this Summer's high street designs, there's still plenty of alternative vintage influence available for those willing to do some digging. This Embellished Vest Dress from Miss Selfridge offers an unmistakeable flapper style that doesn't fall for the usual clichés.
The drop waisted, loose dress shape is ideal for creating that twenties and thirties androgynous silhouette. With a vest-sleeve to provide some daring flesh on show, the nude pink tone is an ideal base for the sparkling embellishment that takes art deco lines as its inspiration.
Get yours from Miss Selfridge now for £70.
With all the super sexy retro looks inspiring designers lately, it’s easy to forget that in women’s fashion cute was once king. Every so often, however, an unashamedly girly item hits the shelves, like this Coral Spot Cami from Dorothy Perkins.
The top’s shape is just fitted enough at the bustline to remain subtle, while the flowing fabric from the waist keeps it light. With a polka dot print and coral shade, this is an item you can easily pair with fifties or sixties looks to create a daytime look that’s simply darling.
It’s available now from Dorothy Perkins for £28.
When perfecting the pre-war aesthetic in fashion, it's all about perfecting the line between luxury and subtlety, a look exemplified by the flapper trend of the twenties and thirties. This Starburst Embellished Vest from Miss Selfridge provides a modern look back at the era, with plenty of vintage inspired details.
The beading and embellishment taps into the unbridled luxury of the decadent twenties, without falling for tackiness thanks to the muted colour palette throughout. The loose fit of the top allows for a small amount of revealing flesh, while maintaining the boyish figure effect that characterised much flapper fashion.
It's available now from Miss Selfridge for £45.
One of the lesser seen retro trends in mainstream fashion is glam and punk rock, for obvious reasons thanks to the seventies scene's penchant for the occasionally ridiculous. But with a resurgance in the decade's chick-rocker style coming up, more wearable items are making their way onto the rails.
With the new Runaways biopic hitting screens, items like this Leather Vest by designer house Shakuhachi are clearly taking inspiration from the style of Joan Jett and her peers. While it's not easy to pull off a style like this, classic black leather makes this vest a more wearable option for those of us who want to take the look offstage.
Get it now from Urban Outfitters UK for £235, from their boutique lines.
Thanks to a return of nautical influence on the high street, horizontal stripes are in abundance in current womenswear. While they may not be the easiest print to wear for some, they are often a fast and easy way to a retro look in your wardrobe, just as with this Stripe Vest Dress from Miss Selfridge.
The black and white stripes eschew a stereotypical nautical colour choice of navy, while the red oversized bow ties in with the theme without looking clichéd. With a figure-hugging cut this dress draws on a fifties wiggle shape, giving it an extra retro dimension with an eighties-look ruffled hemline.
Get it online from Miss Selfridge now for £22.