Among the current high street's swathes of nautical fare, there are plenty of options for those of us who fancy something more understated. This Navy Bow Dress from Miss Selfridge taps into the retro feeling of the seafaring trend without being too out there.
Details like a peter pan collar, high waist and light pleating on the skirt help to create a chic retro outline. Navy fabric adds a richness that black doesn't always achieve, while staying just as versatile and classic. The bows at the bodice add some of that fifties and sixties girly feeling, without making the dress too young.
Get it online from Miss Selfridge for £35.