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Paisley Print Dress from Dorothy Perkins


Along with a wide variety of bold prints, paisley came to the peak of its popularity in women's fashion during the 1960s. Coupling the classic print with bright, psychedelic colours, this Paisley Print Dress captures that later sixties and early seventies aesthetic in an easy to wear item.

The dress has a relaxed cut, with a loose fit and capped sleeves creating a seventies silhouette that's reminiscent of the kimono styles popular at the time. The mini hemline ties into that crossover of eras, while the combination of florals into the paisley print adds a feminine retro appeal.

Get yours from Dorothy Perkins now for £24.

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Tribal Paisley Kimono from Wallis


As the high street moves towards plenty of seventies influence, there's many different looks to plunder for inspiration. This Tribal Paisley Kimono from Wallis taps into a late sixties/early seventies aesthetic, drawing from both tribal and eastern influences popular at the time.

The loose kimono cut creates an instantly seventies silhouette, with a deep v neckline and large batwing sleeves. The orange tribal paisley print takes inspiration from a later sixties hippy style, meshing influences of British and global fashion styles.

Get it now from Wallis for £60.

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Raindrops Keep Falling Paisley Umbrella


Who says we're not topical? As rain pours across most of the UK, the word 'umbrella' isn't far from anyone's lips. This Raindrops Keep Falling Paisley Umbrella comes with an added bonus – a cool retro twist.

It's a 1960s-inspired number, not just with that clear dome shape (designed to give a maximum protection, along with maximum visibility), but also with that period paisley pattern – certain to turn some heads, even in a torrential downpour.

OK, by the time you get one, it might have stopped raining. But if you experience similar weather to us, the next downpour is never far away. Available online, it sells for $29.99.

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Flutter Sleeve Dress by Trinny & Susannah


Best known for their often tactless televisual appearances, Trinny & Susannah may just be last people you expect to create a covetable retro wardrobe. This Flutter Sleeve Dress proves that notion wrong, with a great collision of vintage inspirations from the forties and sixties.

The dress structure, from the flutter sleeves and high neckline to the floating skirt shape, has a truly classic forties feeling. Meanwhile a sixties-influenced paisley print in muted emerald green blends two opposing retro aesthetics with ease and flair.

It's available now from Very for £59.

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