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13 May 2013
If you love 50s style fit and flare dresses but not the big florals, polka dot and cherries that usually cover them, this cute little number from Eva Franco, chosen to be stocked in ModCloth through its 'be the buyer' program, may be right up your street. It's
22 April 2013
Anyone who was a member of the brownies or the boffin of a GCSE textiles class will have probably had a go at dying fabric with tea at some point. Most of the results were probably along the lines of a particularly bad Regretsy find - mottled, messy and...
19 April 2013
The moment I saw Topshop's motel printed skirt I knew I had to have it, but a striking print like this takes a bit of wardrobe creativity when it comes to potential outfits - the obvious option is to team it with simple black or white, but when have...
18 April 2013
If pinterest is anything to go by, you've been loving our retro swimwear picks, so here's another to keep all you pin-up fans happy. This is one of the new 2013 styles from What Katie Did, who also do an excellent line in corsets and bullet bras. The cute...
12 April 2013
Today's swimwear pick is another pretty design for those of you who need a DD+ cup for some extra support on the beach. The retro-inspired gingham design is from the in-house label at Bravissimo, who are long-term experts at making sure those of us with fuller
11 April 2013
I always try and sneak a good retro piece (or ten) into our annual swimwear picks, and they don't get more retro than this fun find from ModCloth. It's the 'Poolside Paradise' bikini, with high-waisted briefs and a bra top with crossover yellow straps in a
10 April 2013
Longline bras are a really lovely change from the classic plunge or balconette, and can work really well under high-waisted styles or poking out from an unbuttoned shirt, but if you need a so-called 'specialist' size, your options can be a bit limited when it
4 April 2013
Fans of retro / fifties style swimwear will be in heaven with the German brand W.E.T, who produce modern takes on classic styles, in gorgeous kitsch prints like this tropical hula girl design. This is a new brand to me, and I'm so happy to have discovered it
2 April 2013
We're kicking off lingerie & swimwear month in style with one of ASOS' Spring / Summer 2013 'hero' products - the Penelope bikini. ASOS loves this bold floral print so much it completely takes over the beachwear section - there are various bikini options, my
22 March 2013
Marc by Marc Jacobs Taboo print dress £475 at My Wardrobe >>> Today's dress of the day is all about colour, and injecting a little bit of sunshine into the current dull days. I remain confident we will eventually get a bit of Spring sunshine, but in the
6 March 2013
We've all seen hundreds of Disney tees, My Little Pony hoodies and Sesame Street PJs. But if you hunt around a little bit more, there are loads of far more inventive retro tees that hark back to our childhood. Here are five of my favourites (click the tees to
22 November 2012
This dress is the kind of thing a Stepford Wife might wear at Christmas, and that's less of a bad thing in my book than it may be in yours. I love a retro, 50s inspired shape, and this stiff-skirted dress definitely harks back to that era. The colour...
23 October 2012
Taylor Swift's new album Red went on sale today, which means she's been burning the candle at both ends on a promotional trail that's included just about every TV show in America, plus a stop off at an event sponsored by budger retailer Target to publicise the
12 October 2012
I'm desperately trying to avoid using the 'C' word when it comes to this dress, because you have to admit, there's something very festive and Mrs Claus-esque about this retro red number. But it's October, and we shall not speak of that thing that happens on
20 August 2012
Country star Taylor Swift has been hitting the beach over the last week or so on the arm of new boyfriend Conor Kennedy. Eschewing the usual popstar wardrobe of the skimpiest bikini possible, Taylor has gone retro with her choices, opting for a 1940s-inspired
13 August 2012
When it comes to filling the virtual shopping basket, it's very easy to pile thousands of dollars worth of stuff into your cart at ModCloth without stopping for breath. The buying team has an eye for fabulous prints, amazing swimwear and gorgeous retro dresses,
12 July 2012
The pencil skirt is big news this season but it's a style that many people are afraid of trying. Be it the fear of drawing attention to your hips or worrying that you'll look like you work in a travel agents, this skirt style does scare off many women. But...
30 April 2012
Who looks this good when they get off the Eurostar? Burlesque dancer/model/author Dita Von Teese that's who! Arriving in London straight from Paris, the gorgeous glamour puss looked immaculate (as usual) in a relaxed teal dress gathered at the waist (naturally)
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