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Polka Dot Dolly Dress by Alice + Olivia


Circle skirts and prom style dresses got their first real outings in the 1950s, but the style has never gone away. Allowing reinterpretation throughout many fashion decades, the 1980s made the prom style its own. That 80s look is coming back once more to our high street and designer brands.

This Alice + Olivia dress features a cutesy circle skirt, complimented by some punky detailing to give it an 80s feeling. The more revealing cut of the top ensures this is certainly no fifties look, while the high waistline and exaggerated fullness in the skirt retain a kitschy retro appeal.

It's available online the UK from Net-a-Porter for £390.

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Bird Printed Prom Dress from Miss Selfridge


Fifties prom dresses have thoroughly sealed their presence on the high street for the foreseeable future, giving a wide choice of options for retrophiles beyond the clichéd options. This Bird Print Dress from Miss Selfridge introduces a less-seen print to great effect.

The bird print retains some of the kitsch appeal of modern fifties-inspired fashion, without being too obvious. With a full circle skirt and high waist, the shape creates an ideal silhouette with a wide necked collar and capped sleeve too.

It's available now from Miss Selfridge for £45.

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