Dress of the day: Very retro matchbox print dress
I've had my eye on this cutout shoulder dress from Very's in-house trend-led division Love Label since I saw it at the press day last year. Close-up, the retro postcard / stamp / matchbox print is really gorgeous and has a bit of a 50s feel, but the more modern shape, with a button-down front and cutout shoulders, stops it from being too dress-up rockabilly, making it perfect for those who prefer a more relaxed retro style.
I'll be honest, this type of shoulder detail isn't usually a favourite of mine, but with a bit of a tan and some wedge sandals, this definitely has easy-wear holiday appeal. It's just a shame we have so long to wait until the sun comes out, because right now this would, quite literally, give you the cold shoulder! Still buy it now and stash it away for Summer, and you won't be disappointed.
If you love the retro print but don't fancy it in dress form, there's also a pair of leggings in the same print for a bargain £16. Just don't wear the two together - that may be a case of too much of a good thing!