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For undeniably summery retro looks, the fifties is always a favourite decade in fashion inspiration. Thanks to their penchant for youthful and feminine frocks, Bettie Page Clothing often get it spot on, with items like this Sunny Side Smile Dress.
The structure is simple but effective, with a thick strapped top and full skirt to balance. The inclusion of a waist-cinching belt and the notched collar detail add some cute detailing, along with the almost kitschy sunflower print throughout.
It's now available online from ModCloth for $123.99.
While the large percentage of retro reproduction designs is dedicated to amped up evening looks, there's nothing quite like the perfect daytime dress to truly delight. This Drinks On Me Dress by Bettie Page is the perfect choice for those dreaming about picnic season.
This piece achieves the perfect balance between daring and demure with a strapless cut and scooped back, countered by a full skirt and high neckline. The bold print is kept from being garish with a selection of colourful but classic shades, with the red belt providing the perfect finishing touch.
It's available now from ModCloth for $101.99.
While a more subtle military influence is all the rage in mainstream fashion at the moment, there are times when our retro wardrobes call for something altogether more literal. This Olive Military Dress from Bettie Page Clothing takes the trend at face value to create a wonderfully kitsch dress straight from the forties and fifties wardrobe.
The structured tailoring makes a real impact, creating a bombshell hourglass silhouette on any frame. With a square neckline, double breast buttons and cutesy pleating at the hemline, the dress has plenty of military details to boast about. The rest is kept classically vintage themed, with wide shoulders and a slim pencil skirt cut creating a killer late forties look.
Get it online from Bettie Page Clothing for $134, also available in grey.