Eastern influence in fashion has existed for centuries, but perhaps some of the most recognisable use of the inspiration in Western fashion was in the sixties and seventies. Drawing on that inspiration with style is this Tile Print Kimono Dress from Dorothy Perkins.
The Autumn/Winter season always brings an output of glitzy and glamourous dresses in time for Christmas, making it harder to find a more demure aesthetic among the sequins. This Amos Dress from Monsoon is a welcome addition to their new season output, with a classic sixties appeal.
If the 1960s in fashion was all about daring colour injections, the seventies interpretation of that trend brought with it an altogether more muted use of prints and shades. This Blossom Print Dress from Wallis shows the influence of the crossover of the two decades, with a relaxed and folky take on florals.
Florals are always a big focus for designers during the Spring and Summer months, paving the way for a variety of retro eras to provide inspiration. This Codie Floral Printed Smock Dress from Missguided uses a floral print to help create a killer sixties look for the sunshine.
The mini dress silhouette is given an extra 60s element thanks to wide bell sleeves with an added tight cuff, creating a bold outline that contrasts the simplicity of the a-line skirt. With the florals used on the border and cuffs, and chic chiffon-look fabric creates an ethereal style that's a great ode to later sixties looks.
It's available now from Missguided online for £25.99.