Nifty 60s - Retro Dresses are back
There's a vintage shop around the corner from the office which is currently showcasing the most fabulous pucci-style empire line mini dress in the window. I have a feeling my lunchtime excursion will result in my finding out it's a) too small and b) too expensive, so in the meantime I'm consoling myself with some high street alternatives. The 60s mini dress is most definitely a look to keep an eye on - check out these catwalk to high street options, all inspired by Anna Sui's fall 2006 collection.
Hippy Chic at Mango
- Dress (right) £35 Mango. For this laid-back look think retro prints, opaque tights and antique leather boots. Keep it from looking too boho with smart accessories and straight hair.
Monochrome Mod at Topshop
Dress (right) £75 Topshop - Channel 60's icon Twiggy in this cutesy look (best suited to young girls with small boobs). Add round-toe shoes and black eyeliner, but skip the spotty tights if you're scared of looking too twee.
Whiteout at Warehouse
Dress (right) £80 Warehouse - highly detail cutwork lace is a trend to watch out for, so start showing it off before everyone else catches on. Go for the full catwalk look by teaming it with tan accessories, or try black or grey if you're less adventurous!