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Sleeveless Floral Chiffon Top from New Look


Most of the sixties influenced looks on the high street focus on dresses and sharply cut mini skirts, but finding something to pair with those minis can be a challenge. This Flower Chiffon Bow Top from New Look offers a stylish solution that stands out among the many plain blouses and cardigans.

The sleeveless cut instantly injects some retro appeal into the silhouette, with a high neckline adding the right amount of conservative balance. It's the print that really makes this top though, with a modernist floral in a rich orange shade. Finished with a kitschy bow at the waist, the vintage inspiration is obvious but not overdone.

Get it from New Look now for £19.99.

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Blue Spot Blouse from Topshop


For a truly timeless sixties look simplicity is often the key, with the mid-decade styles relying on great cuts and fabric choices to create a sharp style. This Blue Spot Blouse from Topshop imitates that aesthetic well, offering a top with a subtle chic.

The use of a slightly sheer chiffon fabric adds some daring femininity to a conservatively cut shirt with long sleeves and high collar. The peter pan collar, combined with a peep hole notch at the back, add unmistakeably retro elements, along with a simple dark blue polka dot print.

Get it from Topshop for £38.

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Chiffon Pleat Dress by TFNC


With girly sixties styles, it's all about the balance of elements to prevent any piece looking over the top or clichéd. This Peter Pan Collar Dress by TFNC is a great example of a great use of feminine design points to create a chic retro look.

The mini dress shape balances a daringly short hemline with a high collar and long sleeves, while the loose a-line fit provides a chic sixties silhouette. Details like the peter pan notched collar are instantly vintage inspired, while the chiffon pleats add a cool sixties feel that's not often seen from high street designers.

It's available now from ASOS for £42.

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Floral Cape Top from Dorothy Perkins


For an instantly recognisable seventies look it's all about the shape and silhouette. This Floral Cape Top from Dorothy Perkins combines well chosen fabrics and textures with a vintage inspired cut to create an instantly recognisable retro style.

The cape overlay on the simple chiffony top is what makes it most special, creating a silhouette that's one of the more forgotten seventies styles. The simple floral print doesn't detract from the fabric's draping, while adding a sweet late sixties edge.

It's available from Dorothy Perkins for £27.

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Chiffon Gypsy Dress by Lila


Lighter fabrics for the summer months can heavily dictate the look of any wardrobe, lending themselves well to a variety of vintage styles. Tea dresses with a forties and fifties look are ideal for this season, like this Chiffon Gypsy Dress by Lila.

The light chiffon layers lend well to the simple cut of the dress, creating flowing femininity along with the vintage shape. Pastel colours used in this vintage floral print are instantly pre-60s, while the gypsy style neckline adds a demure detailing.

Get it now from Dorothy Perkins online for £22.

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Silk and Chiffon Dress from Day Birger et Mikkelsen


The floating fabrics and cuts of summer bring a whole new retro aesthetic back into play on both the high street and designer catwalks, moving away from sharp sixties cuts to a more seventies folk and hippy look. This Day Birger et Mikkelsen dress taps into that look to create a vintage silhouette.

The layering of silks and chiffons makes for a rather demure dress, in keeping with the wholesome end of retro folk style. The dress uses an A-line cut combined with button front and sheer three-quarter sleeves to evoke a distinctly English countryside look, both easy to wear and lastingly retro.

Get it online from Matches Fashion for £178.

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