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STYLE ADVICE: Looking for 50’s style dresses to wear every day.

Posted on: May 11, 2015

QUESTION: I really struggle to find dresses to fit – I suit 1950’s style, but its not great to wear ever day! Any ideas? ANSWER: Actually the flattering fit-and-flare style of a 50’s style dress is perfect for every day wear if you just shop for more casual as opposed to evening feel dresses. How you style and accessorise will also give these retro shapes a more paired back day look.

1. Gap dress now £37.99: As I said dresses with a fit-and-flare shape or a full skirt will give you that instant 50’s flavour. This cotton shirt dress is a perfect modern take on the look and ideal for a casual day outfit or work. You can style this with anything from trainers to a summery wedge to a slingback court depending on the occasion. Add a gold strand necklace for a bit of day time glamour: thumbnail-2665026-35683762. Karen Millen dress £170: This piece is a real high summer number. Again the shirt-dress detailing gives this more of a daytime feel but you could just as easily style with a gold sandal and clutch bag for an evening or occasion look. Add a cropped denim jacket and oversized sunglasses: thumbnail-2709788-3646790 3. Antipodium dress £129: Fresh and breezy this chic pink candy stripe piece is the perfect summer dress. The belt detail adds an extra dose of waist definition:

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4. Oasis jacket £45: When thinking about pieces to layer over your dresses, introduce (if you don’t already have) one of these casual capsule wardrobe must-haves. Firstly a denim jacket is an easy-to-wear lightweight cover up that will also travel well when thinking about holiday packing: thumbnail-2688167-3600195 5. Mango jacket £119.99: Another key capsule wardrobe piece is the biker jacket. It will give your retro dresses a modern spin and work a dream with those jeans looks or smart casual evening looks. Natalie xthumbnail-2458366-3174554

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