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Bodyshaping Swimsuit from La Redoute


The many dedicated fifties designers on the market have full on pin-up style swimwear all sewn up, but for those of us with less of a budget or less occasion to go all out there's fifties influenced styles to be found in some unusual places.

This Bodyshaping Swimsuit from La Redoute is a simple piece, but features plenty of vintage influence. The bodyshaping structure helps to create a great hourglass silhouette, a must for fifties beachwear looks. With a halter strap, sweetheart neckline and bow detailing at the bust, a simple onepiece is transformed into a cute retro item for regular wear.

It's available exclusively online from La Redoute for £45.

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Tribal Halter Dress from Peacocks


The continuing popularity of maxi dress shapes in high street summer collections is great news for lovers of retro fashion, with many pieces relying on a seventies aesthetic as inspiration. This Tribal Halter Dress from Peacocks captures that mood in a piece that's surprisingly affordable.

The use of a halter neckline adds some sex appeal to the loose maxi fit of the dress, ensuring the busy fabric doesn't swallow your frame. With a print that displays obvious African influence, the colour palette too points towards the sixties and seventies affection for exotic influence throughout fashion.

It's now available from Peacocks for £28.

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Hippy halter-neck dress from French Connection

   71GM5 With the recent warm weather it seems every next person is already dressed for summer with sunglasses and bare legs. Embrace the sun with this cotton hippy halter-neck dress from French Connection.

The colours are bold but the gingham pattern is flattering and is the perfect partner for a floppy sun hat and tan sandles in the park or on the beach.

The halter-neck part is a self-tie bow and the dress is fully lined with a fixed band at the waist and zip on the back. Get yours for £92 from French Connection