Channel Your Inner Marilyn With These 50s Inspired Styles

Channel Your Inner Marilyn With These 50s Inspired Styles
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You can totally fancy yourself as a modern day Audrey Hepburn in one of these chic 50s inspo skirts…

Oh so flattering, there is something about the 50s silhouette that everyone falls for.  From elegant wispy wrap dresses in pin stripe and gingham to bellowing prom-esque pieces, we’ve cherry picked the latest trends that are taking inspo from the 1950s this season (trust us when we say, belted waists are big on the SS17 catwalk RN).

This season, the hottest designers in the game are bringing back cinched waists and tumbling skirts (think less panto-turned-fancy-dress and more Grace Kelly chic). Perfect for those hazy and romantic summer days…

Keep an eye out for fit-and-flare styles that look great on just about everyone. We’re talking defined waists that flare into an A-line skirt and swish at the knees. Materials are fluid, to give those spinning dance-moves that extra flourish.

To nail the look, opt for flared skater skirts like Coast’s Nina Gingham Dress or swishing hemlines that fall elegantly below the knee (see Victoria Beckham’s V-Neck Silk-Blend Dress for details). Demure hemlines, and silhouette enhancing belted waists are the defining features of the 50s fashions scene and an absolute must for slaying this style in 2017.

For SS17 we’re taking a twist on traditional 50s fashion (think Grease’s Sandy before Danny) and adding statement sleeves, bulky belts, and playful bardot necklines. Create a nipped hourglass figure with an on-trend tie-up knot style belt (check out Mango for plenty of inspo) and look to Self-Portrait for modern day femininity with plenty of laser cut lace.

Pair with statement earrings (super on-trend this season); a box clutch and slinky stilettos for a modern day style that’s party-ready. Or, for your next garden party come picnic date, take a modern approach to 50s style with swept-back hair, a bold red lip and leather-luxe sandals. Strike your best Monroe and you're guaranteed the chicest summer instas. Or if 1920s dresses are more your thing, head this way... 

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