For a genuinely head-turning vintage look it's hard to beat some of the dedicated retro reproduction brands out there, consistantly bringing us looks for every possible occasion. This Classic Starlet evening dress from Tara Starlet is arguably one of their most stunning designs, with unmistakeable vintage flair on show.
Tarantula Clothing have cut their niche in the fifties look clothing market by favouring an edgier rockabilly style, always ideally toeing the line between trashy and glamorous. This Hollywood Starlet Tee is their latest design, with a simple but effective retro chic.
The high crew neckline along with t-shirt sleeves keeps things simple and almost demure, while the irresistibly figure-hugging cut makes sure to amp up the pin-up appeal. Available in a range of surefire patterns and shades, this is a retro separate that will serve any fifties lover's wardrobe well.
Get yours from Tarantula Clothing online for $45.
Heyday Vintage Style are once again bang on the money with this summery red polka dot Olivia blouse.
Inspired by it's namesake, Hollywood starlet Olivia de Havilland, the blouse features the classic "leg of mutton" sleeve which creates the distinctive shoulder puff. The wide collar and red polka dot fabric are all the makings of the perfect summer blouse. If red doesn't float your boat, it's available in 10 other fabrics so there's no excuse to not indulge your inner 30s diva.
£40 from Heyday Vintage Style. See the website for more details.
While assymetrical dresses have gone through many incarnations throughout recent decades, a one-shouldered gown is a great way to a classic vintage Hollywood look. This Ava Dress by RTG favourites Stop Staring! has an irresistible hint of that glamour at far less than red carpet prices.
Made from a stretch bengaline fabric, this dress's charm is in the superb cut and fit. Hugging the curves in just the right places, the luxurious gathering at the waist and shoulder add an extra element of 40s/50s class.
Get it from the Stop Staring! online store for $130.