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Lace Babydoll Dress from Dorothy Perkins


Thanks to the eighties revival of recent years, lace has made its way back into the mainstream of fashion. It's finally being used for a wider variety of looks, delving further into fashion history for inspiration to the 1960s with this Lace Babydoll Dress from Dorothy Perkins.

The dress has an instantly early sixties cut, with three quarter sleeves, a short full skirt and high neckline creating a cutesy retro silhouette that was found on both sides of the pond at the time. The daisy print lace adds a textural edge to the simple cut, finished in a shade of red that's just daring enough to stop this being too girlish.

It's available now from Dorothy Perkins for £42.

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Velvet Babydoll Dress from TBA


In fashion retrospectives many of us associate velvet dresses with the 1990s, when in fact the use of velvet in dressmaking far pre-dates the end of the 20th century. This Lattice Collar Dress by TBA taps into a sixties version of the style with a babydoll dress for the Autumn/Winter season.

The loose fit and draped style of this dress creates a great 60s silhouette, balancing femininity with girlish innocence. The lattice collar adds something unique to the popular Peter Pan collars of the time, with the high neckline contrasting well with a short hemline.

It's now available from ASOS for £150.

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Mesh Prom Dress by Glamorous


Babydoll and prom style dresses are two of the many mid-20th centuries shapes that currently undergoes reinvention from decade to decade. Arguably the most arresting reinvention of this style was done in the eighties, as echoed in this Mesh Prom Dress by Glamorous.

Providing a distinctly eighties take on the shape is the choice of fabric and texture, creating a spunky edge to a very girly style – an interplay that characterised much eighties mainstream fashion. The peach tone and empire line echo the classic fifties vibe of the prom dress, while the extreme hemline gives a decidedly modern edge. Perfect for capturing the ethos of eighties street fashion.

Get it online from Oli for £38.

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Babydoll Dress by Annie Greenabelle


For an instantly classic 60s look with minimal effort, a babydoll or shift dress is always a hit. This Babydoll Dress by Annie Greenabelle has a simplistic yet flawless sixties feel that's versatile enough to wear all year round.

The A-line cut creates an immediate sixties silhouette, with a mid thigh hemline and high neck. The sleeveless look is accented by the bold navy trim at the collar and hemline, giving a sharp and sleek edge to a feminine dress type.

Get it now from Topshop's boutique for £50.

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