Taking the ingredients of a vintage dress and mixing them with the decidedly modern can be a minefield, but when the designers pull it off the results can be effortless. This Open Back Bow Dress from Urban Outfitters takes the high glamour of the 1940s and 50s and makes it wearable now.
The basic, figurehugging shape of the dress speaks of retro glamour, with the oversized bow creating a real Hollywood feel. Combined with an open back, and shorter hem, this dress has been given a youthful touch that works well. Keeping the colour palette plain, and the dress made from a sturdy knit, it's shapely and chic without overstating the point.
Available at Urban Outfitters UK, this costs £55.