A very British take on Americana with this Ford Consul Capri, which looks stunning and is currently up for auction with a low price and no reserve.
While the options for true vintage maternity wear might be limited to smocks and voluminous dresses, there's plenty of retro options available for expecting mums available from modern retailers. These Maternity Skinny Jeans from Topshop are ideal for creating a cool cropped mid-century look with all the comfort you need thrown in.
The skinny cut combined with a cropped leg create a cool capri style, ideal for fifties and sixties looks. The use of bright shades of red and teal add another element to the vintage feel, offering a great wardrobe basic. The jeans have elastic panelling at the waistline to accommodate for the baby bump, too.
They're now available from Topshop for £38.
The perfect pair of capri pants can be all you need to create an effortless pin up inspired look, but they're often hard to track down on the high street. These classically styled Pin Up Jeans by Cooperative are now available at Urban Outfitters, offering an unmistakeably fifties inspired look.
The use of denim is unusual but effective, with a light pastel blue shade tying in with the pin up aesthetic. With a high waistline and matelot buttons at the hip, the detailing is minimal enough to create a figure hugging pair that you can wear regularly.
They're now available from Urban Outfitters UK for £55.
Not sure I'm all that keen on later models, but the earlier Ford Capris are very stylish cars – like this 1971 Ford Capri 3.0 GTXLR MK1, which is on eBay right now.
It's a low-mileage mode, with just 59,000 on the clock from five owners since new, with period black vinyl roof, 'rally red' colour scheme and what's described as a 'reasonable' interior, with new carpets and door cards fitted.
A few bits and pieces still need sorting out (see listing for details), but it seems to run fine and has 12 months MOT. Tax-exempt, as you might have guessed. Still a bit of time left – £2,050 is the current price.
Summer is the ideal time to reintroduce dresses and skirts into your every day wardrobe, but for those days where the weather isn't quite hot enough some cropped trousers are ideal. For an effortless fifties look, these Capri Pants from Bettie Page Clothing are a perfect choice.
The high waistline helps to create the fifties silhouette with a hip-skimming cut and fitted thighs. The slightly wider leg leads to a cuffed hem which taps into a nautical feel, ideal for pin-up styles from the era. Shown here in an unusual retro shade of olive brown, this pair deserve to be worn over and over.
Get yours from Bettie Page Clothing for $90.