Most of the 1930s and 40s style being reproduced, both on the high street and by retro designers, focuses on the eveningwear aspect. If you're looking for something with the period's looks, but don't have an occasion to get dolled up, this Embroidery Cutwork dress from Miss Selfridge is worth a look.
The delicacy and elegance of the embroidery is what makes the dress, and surpasses all expectation of attention to detail from a high street store. With a simple, casual shape, this dress combines the loose fit of 30s fashion, with a quaintness and effortless style. More importantly, it's far easier to wear on most shapes than many of its rivals.
It's available from Miss Selfridge for £55.