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How to wear retro fashion

Are you a bopper, mod, boho or disco queen? Choose your era!
How to wear retro fashion

What’s your favourite era? If you love fashion as much as we do, it’s a lot of fun to choose vintage looks to suit your mood. Get into the swing of the flirty ’50s with a full skirt or find your inner ’70s gypsy in a fringed kimono.

How to wear retro fashion

1950s fashion

This era is all about full skirts with petticoats, twin-sets and pearls. If you love this look, then you’re in luck. Goodbye, tight minis! The fashion forecast for skirts next season is long and full.

Tops are getting shorter. It’s time to throw away your tunics and return to a more feminine style of dressing.

GET THE LOOK:

Blouse $69.99, skirt $149.99 and necklace $44.99, all from Portmans. Bracelet $29.95 from Jacqui-E. All tights $12 from The Warehouse. Shoes $49.99 from Number One Shoes.

How to wear retro fashion

1960s fashion

Black tights age-proof a mini, making it more age-appropriate, but this look also works with a knee-length skirt.

A pop of colour and the chrome boot detail makes this fun. Don’t forget the importance of lipstick!

GET THE LOOK:

Blouse $99 from Max. Skirt $59.99 from Ezibuy. Bag $169.99 from Farmers. Boots $250 from Minx.

How to wear retro fashion

1970s fashion

For those of you who love a bit of boho, you will be pleased with the return of chambray and florals.

Tasselled kimono jackets are everywhere and are the perfect arm cover. Fringing  is another fun way to distract from tummies and thighs.

Paisley, florals and high-waisted pants are all a nod to the 1970s. Mix up fabrics – denim with satin and velvet with leather for interesting textures.

GET THE LOOK:

Top $139 and pants $149 both from Country Road. Kimono $89.99 and necklace $12.95 both from Dotti.

How to wear retro fashion

1980s fashion

Do you remember wearing leather with denim? The heavy chain jewellery and the shoulder pads? It was the era of big hair, big shoulders and a big collection of shoulder-length earrings!

The tartan, leather and denim that we have been wearing this winter is all part of the wonderful 1980s.

GET THE LOOK:

Top $79 and jacket $99 both from Max. Pants $199.99 from Ezibuy. Necklace $12.95 and boots $79.99 both from Dotti.

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