Categories / Art and Photography, Design and Interiors

London Transport Museum Spring Poster Collection


The London Transport Museum has once more dipped into it's vast archive and come up with a selection of seasonal vintage spring-themed posters.

The range features original artwork from the 1920s and 30s with floral motifs of daffodils, bluebells and crocuses in a palette of fresh colours. The original purpose of the posters was to inspire people to visit the green spaces of London which are beautifully evoked by the talented graphic artists repesented in the collection.

The posters are all available in sizes from A4 to A0 with prices from £9.95 upwards.

You can view the collection here.

Categories / Women's Fashion

Printed Floral Dress from George at Asda


Floral prints have become a perennial choice of retro print, providing a source of inspiration for a variety of twentieth century eras. This Printed Floral Dress from George at Asda uses a sixties interpretation to provide a simple and stylish Spring dress.

The dress structure has an instantly early sixties feel, thanks to the modernised fifties elements like a more structural circle skirt, capped sleeves and a high waistline. The colour palette provides a contrast to the extreme femininity of floral print, avoiding obvious pinks and reds.

Get it from Asda now for a surprisingly thrifty £18.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Embellished Prom Dress from River Island


Among the end of sale rails and the last of the Winter season's fashion fodder, the high street is beginning to show us a taste of the Spring months to come. While it might seem a lifetime away, some retro retail therapy might be just what January calls for.

This Embellished Prom Dress from River Island has a cutesy fifties vibe that's ideal for the warmer weather. With a high neckline and fitted waist, the circle skirt combines to create the perfect vintage silhouette. The light cotton fabric provides a unique take, moving away from the heavy, stiff fabrics of many fifties looks to create a convincing retro look.

It's available now from River Island for £44.99.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Silk and Chiffon Dress from Day Birger et Mikkelsen


The floating fabrics and cuts of summer bring a whole new retro aesthetic back into play on both the high street and designer catwalks, moving away from sharp sixties cuts to a more seventies folk and hippy look. This Day Birger et Mikkelsen dress taps into that look to create a vintage silhouette.

The layering of silks and chiffons makes for a rather demure dress, in keeping with the wholesome end of retro folk style. The dress uses an A-line cut combined with button front and sheer three-quarter sleeves to evoke a distinctly English countryside look, both easy to wear and lastingly retro.

Get it online from Matches Fashion for £178.

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