There's no doubt that a vintage kimono is a classic investment piece that will last a lifetime. This Tsukesage Kimono from luxury lingerie purveyors Lascivious ensures you'll makes a serious style statement even when lounging around the house.
Lascivious source their vintage silk kimonos from Japan and this one dates from the 1970's. It's made from 100% silk and decorated with hand-painted cherry blossoms, so will confer a certain movie-star aura that your dressing gown really can't compete with.
A luxurious and unique item like this doesn't come cheap – the kimono is £275.
Take a look in more detail on the Lascivious website.
The late sixties and seventies saw a huge influence of Eastern and African influence making waves in the fashion world, with the use of prints and colour palettes gaining a whole new exoticism. This Tile and Stripe Print Dress from Warehouse is a cool ode to that era, creating a look with lots of seventies inspiration.
The dress structure is simple but effective, with a loose fit around the shoulders and bust thanks to the backless cut. This simplistic draping creates a real seventies luxury, while also allowing the complicated print to look classic and uncluttered. The tile print takes an African influence and adds some Western modernity thanks to a summery colour palette and the silk fabric finish.
It's available from Warehouse now for £65.
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For most of us the pricetags of high end designer fashion mean even a look at couture is best avoided, but on a few very special occasions there's just no resisting a peek. This Strapless Silk Dress from Dolce & Gabbana is a stunning item that might just be worthy of going out of your way to get your mitts on.
The style takes clear inspiration from fifties prom dresses, but the cut, fabrics and design are a cut above high street looks with the same idea. The full skirt and high waist create an exaggerated femininity, tying in with a sweetheart neckline to achieve the ideal silhouette. In a sumptuous silk, the floral design is irresistibly classic too.
It's available from Matches Fashion in the UK for a staggering price of £3185.
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Just last week we featured the Minimoderns festival rug, now here's another object inspired by the same event – this silk Festival of Britain from RE.
It's the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain which is being celebrated this year. This design is inspired by a vintage silk scarf and shows a suitably jubliant city scene. The scarf is backed with a contrasting silk fabric to complete the vintage feel.
The cushion costs £55.
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If you're growing weary of winter-weight footwear then allow your thoughts to turn to summer's frivolous shoes in general and these Anthropologie Sandals in particular.
They have a cool retro vibe which pays homage to two classic seventies styles; the clog and the espadrille. The upper part of the shoe is silk with an eye-catching crimson leaf print that is repeated on the ankle strap and the soles are wooden, with a manageable 10cm heel.
Perfect to give you a bit of height with this season's midi-skirts, flared jeans and peasant blouses.
The shoes cost £178 and are available from Anthropologie here
Much of the original style of the fifties and early sixties was based on a fresh-faced femininity, especially in the US mainstream. For a true vintage inspired look, there's little more effective than a well chosen dress like this Silka Pot Dot number by Tucker.
The designer's piece has plenty of luxury thanks to silk fabrics and expertly executed cut, while the look itself is subtle and stylish. The wrapped neckline with a tea dress style skirt creates a girly, yet conservative silhouette, while a red polka dot print adds some extra retro appeal.
It's available online from Matches Fashion for £435.
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