We highlighted the mid century poppy range from Dotcomgiftshop a little while ago, but were happy to spot the addition of a weekend bag to the collection. And it's not the only one – there are four new cheerfully patterned bags to pick from.
Orla Kiely's homeware range is full of desirable items. But these new flower vases are great for adding a splash of retro style and colour – and that's even before you add any blooms.
When a mainstream fifties look is the inspiration, it's most often florals that modern designers look to, eschewing the more daring niche looks of rockabilly and pin-up styles from the era. This Poppy Print Dress by Red Herring manages the sweetness of a floral fifties look without being too saccharine.
The use of red and black is a classic combination that adds a tougher edge than many natural floral prints, with the poppies retaining the retro feel. The dress has a simple but effective cut, with capped sleeves and a high waistline allowing a swing style skirt to balance the silhouette.
It's available now from Debenhams for £35.
Much of the fifties looks available from reproduction brands and the high street of late have erred on the side of structural, vampish looks. If rockabilly style isn't for you, a more traditionally fifties look can be achieved with items like this Poppy Print Skirt from Dorothy Perkins.
The circle skirt style is given a softer edge with the use of a flowing cotton fabric, eschewing the heavily structured alternatives. The poppy print utilises the floral trend without falling for cliché, and adds impact with its colour palette too. Finished with a long hemline, this skirt is ideal for a more conservative and classic fifties inspired wardrobe.
It's available now from Dorothy Perkins for £30.