This season, vintage is back in a big way. Last year designers, such as Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui in NY Fashion Week and Fendi and Prada in Milan, presented their Spring 2012 collections with a clear theme: the Retro Demure lady from the 40s and 50s.
As you can see from this Jonathan Saunders design and Marie Claire article (above) pastels are key in creating this look, as are pettiskirts to create a full-skirted effect. This retro 50s housewife style made recurring appearances on the Spring 2012 catwalk and most designers chose to recreate a cinched waist silhouette, fresh cotton fabrics and cute retro prints.
The vintage rockabilly style has been a popular alternative fashion for years (think Dita Von Teese) and has now finally gone mainstream; Where once you needed to shop online in specialist stores (such as Vivien of Holloway pictured left) to get your 50s look, this season these ladylike cardis, full-skirted dresses and retro accessories can be sourced on the high street (Primark, Topshop, ASOS and H&M below).
And don’t forget to style up your 50s look with a pretty pettiskirt from www.Cassiefairy.co.uk!