When it comes to overcoats with retro appeal, the most simple and well executed details are the key to pulling off your look of choice. This Tan Funnel Neck Coat from Principles by Ben de Lisi is a subtle but classic piece that oozes luxury.
Funnel Neck Top from New Look
For an instant shot of sixties style, the subtle line between femininity and androgyny is the perfect aesthetic to follow. This Colour Block Funnel Neck Top from New Look manages to effortlessly combine the two with an unmistakeable nod to British sixties style.
The sleeveless cut shows just enough skin to balance a bust-minimising cut in the bodice, with a funnel neck adding that extra retro edge to the silhouette. It's the structural lines of the colour blocking, however, than truly make this top, finished in a striking combination of orange-red and black.
It's now available from New Look for £16.99.
Spot Print Playsuit from Oasis
All in one playsuits and jumpsuits were almost impossible to find on the high street or from retro designers just a few years ago, but now they're available in abundance thanks to the ever-expanding influence of vintage fashion on the mainstream.
This Spot Print Jumpsuit from Oasis is a cutesy and easy to wear summer version, basing its style on fifties and sixties looks. The halter neck design ensures a feminine balance to the city shorts style of the bottom, while a mid shade of red adds a classic and luxurious feel.
It's available now from Oasis for £50.
Sateen Bandeau Dress from Oasis
Wiggle dresses are a perennial go to for the sexier end of fifties styling, creating the bombshell silhouette that the decade is so known for with ease. For a dress that has all the vampish appeal without being too much for the daytime, this Sateen Bandeau Dress from Oasis is a great choice.
The dress has a definite fifties structure, with a kneelength hemline that's balanced by a sweetheart neckline and halter strap. The tailoring is spot on, with a high cinched waist and just enough hip-hugging to create a great hourglass. Finished in a sweet floral print, the colour palette has a sunny feel that just treads the line of wholesomeness.
It's available now from Oasis for £55.
Linen Tab Neck Dress from Dorothy Perkins
As high street designs move from heavy Winter options to Spring and Summer collections, fabric choices allow for a whole new variety of textures and cuts to shine. This Linen Tab Neck Dress from Dorothy Perkins' Closet concession line is an ideal frock for warmer weather, with some stylish retro influence on show.
The simple shift cut is instantly sixties, with just enough figure skimming to create a sharp silhouette. With capped sleeves and a mid thigh hemline, the real gem is the tabbed high collar. With the ideal balance of conservatism and femininity, the pockets add a hint of wearable daytime style.
It's now available from Dorothy Perkins for £30.
Bow Neck Jacket by Christian Dior
Classic suiting and tailored items are very much the order of the day in women's retro fashion, thanks in large part to the popularity of Mad Men. Thankfully this means many more truly vintage inspired pieces for all of us, like this Bow Neck Jacket from Christian Dior.
This jacket's exceptional tailoring and structure have an instantly late fifties/early sixties impact. The ideal choice of outerwear for either a sharp work environment or a special social event, this is one of few designer pieces that will really belong in (and out of) your wardrobe for years to come.
Made from 100% wool, it'll set you back £1300 from Browns.