With many pre-1960s retro looks, the style is never complete without the right undergarments to compliment it. Creating an ideal silhouette to layer your well chosen threads upon is a must, making pieces like underskirts worthy of investment.
This Reversible Petticoat from American Apparel provides all the volume you need for a fifties evening look thanks to multiple layers and ruffling details. For less ramped up looks, though, the reversible skirt can be worn inside out to minimise the ruffles and create a more demure skirt shape.
Available in black or white, it costs £52 from American Apparel.