There's always plenty of choice out there for fifties lovers who favour dresses and skirts, but for a more relaxed take on the era's style it can be a trickier shopping trip. That's what makes these High-Waist Jeans from American Apparel worth a look, with a classic shape that you'll want to pair with everything.
A defining moment for 20th century fashion was the influence of traditionally menswear-based techniques and styles on the wardrobes of women everywhere. Taking tailoring into a whole new area, the best retro fashion can often be seen in andorgynous items like these Yellow Flared Trousers from Dorothy Perkins.
The combination of a high waistline and flared legs creates an instantly recognisable 70s style, with the ironed pleats creating a chic formality. Using a bold yellow shade is undeniably vintage inspired, with this pair opting for a soft yellow that makes the pair a little bit easier to pull off.
Get yours from Dorothy Perkins for £29.50.
Fifties frocks are always an option catered for by the many retro brands out there, and often replicated on the high street too. Finding equally snappy separates can be more of a challenge, making these Bright Sailor Slacks from British brand Tara Starlet even more special.
Great tailoring has always been central to effective retro fashion, creating those striking silhouettes that signify each era of 20th century fashion. These Mia Tailored Trousers from Whistles need nothing else to create an instantly fifties feel for any occasion.
When most people think of seventies fashion, flares are often top of the list in both men's and women's wardrobes. Creating a cool and retro piece of clothing that can be worn for almost any occasion, these Ali High-Rise Flares from J Brand are a great take on the original seventies versions.
The 1970s trend that was absolutely everywhere this Summer doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon, especially if the big name designers' new collections are anything to go by. This pair of Ranya Corduroy Trousers from By Malene Birger take the trend firmly into the Autumn/Winter season.
The use of a red wine shade of corduroy packs an instant retro punch, while flared wide-legs that kick from the hip create an instant 70s silhouette. The high waistline and fitted hips ensure these are unmistakeable in their inspiration.
Get yours online from My Wardrobe for £145.