Categories / Women's Fashion

Green Ponti Dress from River Island


Though the high street may be awash with seventies inspired looks in window displays and storefronts, there's always pieces referencing a variety of retro themes to be found with the right digging. This Green Ponti Dress from River Island has a cool sixties feel that's ideal for the sunny days still to come.

The dress has a simple shape, with a column body and sleeveless cut, the contrasting crew neck collar and front stripe create a sharp structure from a casual dress, with the addition of a black bow at the collar providing a fun retro element.

It's available from River Island now for £28.

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Categories / Design and Interiors

1960s-style Large Bow Lamp at


You'll be paying the best part of £1,500 for an authentic Flos reissue of the Arco floor lamp, so this variation on the theme, going by the name of the Large Bow Lamp, is quite an attractive proposition.

Of course, this isn't a replica of the 1962 Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni classic, but it does offer the look for a fraction of the price. In this case, you get that same hanging lamp, sat on a marble base, the lamp itself made of stainless steel and chrome. It is able to adjust in reach, but stands around 198cm tall and 172cm wide in total.

Great for reading or just for dramatic effect in a room. Usually, this particular version sells for £199, but if you order off Made in the next five days, you can get one for just £99.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Pearl & Ivy Liberty Print Ears Alice Band from ASOS

Add a dash of summer florals to your look with this Liberty Print Alice Ears Band from Pearl & Ivy at ASOS.

Pearl & Ivy are London-based design duo Carly Beischer and Samantha Neary. They draw their influences from vintage styling and the glamourous designs of the 1920's and 1930's.

A flexible metal band within the Liberty print fabric allows you to shape the hairband however you like; be it in a sharp bow like the one pictured here – or go all out and give yourself a pair of ears; either way you can be sure your style will go the distance.

The bow is handmade and costs £30 from ASOS.


Categories / Women's Fashion

Stripe Prom Dress from Marks and Spencer


Undeniably fifties influenced prom styles have been seen all over the high street for the past few years, with a twist on the style for every body shape and taste. While there are some designers still rehashing those same styles, this Stripe Prom Dress from Marks and Spencer's Autograph collection has moved into the early sixties to bring something new.

This dress combines the best of the cutesy fifties feel with some sharper sixties elements, creating a dress with plenty of retro appeal. The large monochrome stripes work well against a structured skirt shape, with the oversized bow adding a wonderfully over the top kitsch element.

Get yours from M&S now for £79.

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Bow Court Shoes from Miss Selfridge


Now that there's often more of a reliable gap between rainy days there's no excuse not to indulge in some truly stylish footwear options, especially when there's some delightful retro influence on show. These Slick Bow Courts from Miss Selfridge are ideal for pairing with fifties and sixties looks to create a chic, complete look.

The shoes are simple but flawless in their construction, with a classic stiletto heel and no fussy modern platform to contend with. The use of an almond toe creates the rounded lines of vintage pieces, while the bow contrasts well against a light fabric upper.

They're available now from Miss Selfridge for £38.

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Bow Shift Dress from River Island


Thanks to the recent love affair with sexier sixties styles from across the pond, there's been fewer nods to the era's youthful British fashion of late. With summer's return, that's about to change with pieces like this Bow Shift Dress from River Island showing inspiration from girlish mid-sixties chic.

The simple shift design has a sharp cut and great angles, with an exaggerated a-line skirt and fitted upper. The addition of a bow at the high neckline ensures the style is kept young while also creating the minimised bust that was popular at the time. Finished in a block coral pink, it's perfect for pairing with your dolly shoes and white tights.

It's available now from River Island for £39.99.

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