The 1970s was undoubtedly a decade of indulgent luxury, with the birth of the disco era and the popularity of decadent holidays in the Riviera sunshine. With that comes a striking fashion aesthetic that's captured well in this Stripe Bustier Bikini from Urban Outfitters.
The two piece manages to capture a contrasting hyper-femininity at the same time as creating a structural silhouette, capturing that later seventies love of daring shapes. The mix of stripe directions highlights the seaming structure, while the lines are kept clean and simple enough to carry the design.
It's available now from Urban Outfitters UK for £35.
The bustier is made from pale blue cotton with a white spot print and bright red strawberry design. The red of the strawberries is picked out with button detailing on the front for a retro fifties look, whilst adjustable straps and hook and eye fastenings at the back will give you a great fit for that bombshell silhouette.
Perfect with some high-waisted pedal pushers or a circle skirt for vintage summer style.
The top costs £29 and you can buy it online here.
Dolce & Gabbana are a design house well known for their decadent style, creating fashion that is often over the top in its luxurious fabric and cut choices. This Ocelot Buster Dress is an ideal representation of that long standing reputation, with elements of classic designs from the brand itself.
The dress has a wiggle style cut and structure, creating a daringly sexy silhouette with its figure hugging fit and skinny straps. The ocelot print provides a chic twist to the sometimes tacky all-over leopard print, but treads that line between trashy and vampish in an ideal fifties-look style.
It's available from My Wardrobe in the UK now for £395.
Polka dot print is a fabric choice that is perenially associated with retro styles, particularly 50s looks. The second decade that favoured the famous spots was the 1980s, malking this Carson Bustier Dress from Boohoo an ideally cutesy eighties look.
The dress has the ideal structure for the era, too, with a ruffle skirt and spaghetti straps creating a great prom silhouette. The sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice finish off a look that's instantly retro, and versatile enough to dress up or down for day or night.
It's available from Boohoo now for just £20.