When it comes to Winter dress designs from the high street, it can be tricky to wade through the high glam of Christmas party dresses to find something more demure and classic. This Paisley Print Dress from Whistles is a rare find, with chic late sixties looks and not a sequin in sight.
Great tailoring has always been central to effective retro fashion, creating those striking silhouettes that signify each era of 20th century fashion. These Mia Tailored Trousers from Whistles need nothing else to create an instantly fifties feel for any occasion.
Though it has been a British staple for over 20 years, Whistles is one of those brands that is often overlooked on the high street. Their recent lines, however, have focused on a cool and sophisticated aesthetic that draws heavily from vintage inspiration with great success.
This Colour Block Blouse is an ideal example of their use of subtle design and high end manufacturing and materials. Made from 100% silk, the blouse has an androgynous air of mid sixties style, with contrasted trims at the collar and placket creating sharp structure in both colour options.
It's available now in both shades from Whistles, priced at £125.
The retro influence on the high street this season is showing ever more signs of a huge seventies influence, with disco and folk styles spreading rapidly among the big names. This Nancy Print Jumpsuit from Whistles is a great example, providing a high chic 70s look.
The jumpsuit style, often more associated with 80s looks, takes on a chic disco-era aesthetic here thanks to the print and cut. With an exaggerated waistline, a deep v neck and exaggerated hips, it's the African-influenced print that seals the deal for this piece's vintage look.
Get it online from ASOS now for £195, thanks to its 100% silk composition.