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Dita Von Teese designs for Wheels & Dollbaby


There may be some debate about whether or not burlesque's journey into the mainstream is a good thing, but there's few who can deny the credentials of the scene's current darling, Dita von Teese. With proven retro credentials, she's turned her hand to fashion once more with designs for Wheels & Dollbaby.

This Dita's Closet Embroidered Cardigan has unmistakeable vintage inspiration, with a chic fit and skinny knit wool. The bow-fastening high collar and three quarter length sleeves tread the line between demure and daring well, allowing for the skinny fit to create sex appeal. Finished with fifties floral embroidery, this is not just any cardigan.

It's available online from ASOS now for £150.

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Intarsia Cardigan by Le Mont St. Michel


If high street fashion is all about appealing to the masses, it sometimes takes a journey into higher priced pieces to find that unique and unusual piece you've been searching for. This Intarsia Cardigan by Le Mont St. Michel won't be everyone's cup of tea, but might just be all the better for it.

The graphic, geometric print has an instant shot of vintage inspiration, in a colour palette that only enhances its sixties and seventies appeal. The cardigan itself has an oversized cut that's simple enough to carry the bold design, lending a very retro air of "borrowed from your boyfriend" to your outfit.

It's available now from Urban Outfitters' Boutique range for £275.

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Cherry Spot Cardigan from New Look


In chillier months it's an absolute must to include a well chosen cover up with every retro ensemble, something that compliments the look without distracting from that perfect frock. This Cherry Spot Cardigan is a simple and versatile choice with New Look's usual affordability.

The skinny knit allows for a feminine fit that won't spoil the overall feel of an outfit, with the cutesy cherry print providing an extra element of retro kitsch. Ideal for a Spring fifties look, the white background makes this versatile enough to wear day or night.

It's available now from New Look for £19.99.

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Anchor Honeycomb Cardi by Sonia Rykiel


Many of mainstream fashion's interpretations of the fifties pin-up look rely on a very literal interpretation, amping up the sex appeal. This Anchor Honeycomb Cardi from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel uses more subtle elements, to create a retro piece with versatility.

The cream boating jacket provides an ideal base for cute nautical details like captain's jacket style buttons and an anchor motif. The result provides a piece of outerwear that can be adapted for a number of retro styles, from fifties to eighties looks.

It's available online in the UK from My Wardrobe for £301.

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Categories / Christmas, Men's Fashion

Slazenger Heritage 1970s ‘Bing Crosby’ lambswool cardigan


Christmas is coming and what could be more festive than the strains of Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing Little Drummer Boy? Well, we’ll tell you – wearing this Slazenger Heritage 1970s ‘Bing Crosby’ lambswool cardigan while you listen to it.

Yes, Slazenger has nipped into the archives and founnd the design for the cardigan Bing was wearing at that recording in 1977, a light blue number in extra fine lambswool with six-button fastening, a classic Slazenger logo on the chest and a slim fit.

Perfect for the Christmas day wear, you can pick one up while stocks last for £75.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Daisy Crochet Tops from Oasis


Simple separates are all very well for creating a retro wardrobe for every day, but the addition of sixties style points like crochet can lift the look to something special. These Daisy Crochet Tops from Oasis use the retro elements with subtlety and chic.

The monochrome colour palette allows a daisy crochet pattern to stand out, creating a visible nod to Mary Quant's mid sixties styling. The capped sleeved top and cardi are both a cutesy pairing for skirts, shorts or pants that have the right balance between girly and grown up style for a Winter mod-inspired look.

Get them from Oasis now at £35 for the top and £40 for the cardi.