Checks are having something of a fashionable moment but they've always got retro appeal. Especially when they've been used in something that's as deliberately vintage as this 1950s-style check shirt dress by Tara Starlet.
For a sweet, stocking filler type of gift, take a look at this vintage wallpaper pocket mirror, one of the designs by Beadin Nora.
We mentioned this a while back when we were talking about the V&A's range of Horrockses-inspired products and now is your chance to see some of the originals as the Horrockses Fashions: Off the Peg style in the '40s and '50s opens at London's Fashion and Textile Museum.
Horrockses Fashions were best known for their full-skirted, bold and brightly printed cotton dresses. The exhibition gives you the opportunity to find out a bit more about the label and the people – including the Queen – who wore them, as well as ogle their unique and coveted designs. An accompanying book by the exhibition curator, Christine Boydell, is available for £17.49 from Amazon.
The exhibition opens on Friday, 9 July and runs until 24 October.
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