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Seventies Striped Platforms from River Island


The high street's big names have truly embraced this season's 70s trend, providing retro lovers with everything you need to emulate the era's many fashion tribes. It seems that footwear is the area where the designers are having most fun, with pairs like these Striped Platform Sandals from River Island.

Combining a chunky wooden platform heel with suede uppers, the textures are spot on for a sumptuous seventies look. Choose from the more classic muted colours or go all out with the Rainbow Brite-esque pair, each capturing a real vintage feel.

They're available now from River Island for £64.99.

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Tile Print Dress from Warehouse


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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Williams Espadrille Wedges from Topshop


To complete any retro look, the footwear is always of the utmost importance. That's arguably never more true than in seventies looks, an era when shoes moved from accessory to centrepiece across the era's trends. These Williams Espadrille Wedges from Topshop truly tap into that, making a statement that manages to turn heads without going over the top.

Combining a daring high wedge platform with a summery espadrille heel detailing, the shoe's mesh of textures works well with its vintage inspiration. The upper's suedette is the perfect shade of off-red, creating a warmth that offsets the nautical blue of the striped platform, and is a must for 70s colour palettes.

Get yours now from Topshop for £65.

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Seventies Stripe Skirt from Peacocks


The seventies revival on the high street is continuing to throw out some great pieces of retro design, with the midi skirt making a surprising return to the mainstream. This Stripe Skirt from Peacocks has a relaxed seventies style that's ideal for every day wear.

The print truly makes this item, using a graphic diagonal stripe that will accentuate the hips to create a vintage-look silhouette. The colour palette has an instantly retro feel, too, using a rich brown and burnt orange. The addition of a white background allows for a great balance between the darker shades and the skirt's light and summery style.

Get it now from Peacocks for £20.

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Stripe Curved Hem Dress from Warehouse


With many mid-sixties inspired pieces today leaning on a heavily structured, sharp look, there's often little choice for more relaxed occasions. That's where pieces like this Stripe Curved Hem Dress from Warehouse step in, with a laid back and wearable style.

The use of a jersey cotton blend fabric means this dress is comfortable, but that doesn't mean it compromises on the look. A bold wide striped print, in vibrant red and white, has an easy sixties inspired look, while the mini hemline ensures femininity.

Get it now from Warehouse for £40.

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Slash Neck Jersey Dress from Marks and Spencer


Marks and Spencer might be last on most people's list of places to look for a vampish retro look, but you can count yourself pleasantly surprised thanks to this Stripe Jersey Dress from their new collection. Taking inspiration from an early sixties style, this is a dress to turn heads.

The jersey fabric is the ideal choice to enhance the wiggle dress style of this piece, with the contrasting stripe and black panelling creating killer curves too. The high slashed neckline ideally balances a slinky fitted bodice, while capped sleeves add some youthful appeal.

It's now available from Marks and Spencer for £45.

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