Often when an item of clothing combines influences from more than one retro aesthetic, it can end up with none of the styles looking quite right. But when this is done well it can provide a rare gem for the retro wardrobe, as in the case of this Mae Dress from French Connection.
The dress combines elements of 1980s fashion with an air of 1920s design, creating something which works surprisingly well. The luxurious bird pattern and embroidery gives the luxe glamour of the twenties and thirties, while the shape of the dress gives the impression of an 80s take on art deco era. The overall result, rather than seeming disconnected and too busy, is in fact almost timeless.
Get it from French Connection now for £200.