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Red Leopard Print Shift Dress from Topshop


One of the most enduringly appealing aspects of mid-20th century womenswear was the ability to cover everything up and still ooze sex appeal. Fifties inspired looks arguably capture this mood best, with items like this Red Leopard Shift Dress from Topshop displaying that sexy sophistication.

The shift dress shape is simplistic, tailored to create a defined waist and accentuated hips. While a high neckline and knee-length skirt cover up, the use of a racy red leopard print taps into the pin-up aesthetic to create instant retro appeal.

It's available now from Topshop's Edited collection for £46.

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School Daze Dress by Dainty June


The retro workwear style of the hour is most certainly a vampy early sixties look inspired by Mad Men, but there's plenty of more demure and unusual options available from different vintage trends. This School Daze Dress by Dainty June favours a more mod inspired sixties look, providing something out of the ordinary.

The shape of the dress shouts mod, with a sleeveless cut and cutesy high-cut collar. The contrasting trim and single breast buttons add subtle accents to a dress that has an ideal mid-sixties silhouette. The bust-minimising top, along with a hip-skimming skirt, create that sharper style that veers from the early decade's vampy attitude.

It's available online from ModCloth for $91.99.

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