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Sunday, 21 December 2014

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Back to The 60s

The past is endlessly renewing itself in contemporary fashion. Vintage reigns, tradition is embraced and the classic look of our past has become an emblem of authentic British style.

This year is no exception as the Autumn/Winter look books, catwalks and high streets are covered in remnants of the Swinging Sixties. If vintage is your middle name or you spend the majority of your days perusing the latest fashion blogs and magazines for style secrets, then why not jump on the sixties trend with the purchase of these three essentials.

The Classic Bikini

It’s true that winter is here but that doesn’t mean that your bikini should be banished to the back of your wardrobe. Be it on a spontaneous trip to the Spanish coast, a winter ski weekend getaway or even at a visit to your local gym, the classic bikini should be your best friend. What’s more, the return of the Bond craze with the release of the latest movie means that it’s a perfect time to celebrate the original Bond girl, Ursula Andress. Who can forget that beach scene where the bronzed, curvaceous Honey Ryder emerges from the water in that unforgettable white bikini? In essence, the vivacious womanly figure adorned in a simple, elegant bikini continues to be a timeless trend for swimwear and is hot on the radar this season. To achieve this look, the detail lies in the silhouette so make sure that you stick to one colour and try a bust-enhancing shape to accentuate your curves. You can buy padded swimwear online so have a browse and experiment with different outlines to replicate that sixties signature style!

The Swing Dress

One swingin’ sixties staple is the classic swing dress. A higher neck and extra material on the body creates that effortless swinging effect, making this dress perfect for a night out on the town. Alternatively, pair with thick tights, a chunky cardigan and ankle boots for a casual every-day style. The flattering shape means that swing dresses suit all shapes and sizes, while a longer length paired with court heels is a great way to elongate those pins. The sixties were all about colour so why not go for an electric blue or a lavish ruby red to turn some heads and embrace that vintage feel.

The Polo Neck

The polo neck is back with a modern twist. Deriving from the 1960’s obsession with high necks and short hemlines, the polo neck oozes both sophistication and fun when done properly. For Christmas day, you could try a woolly winter version with a mini skirt to get that preppy sixties look with a festive feel, or go for an edgier sleeveless crop top and leather shorts to make it modern. From jumpers to vest tops, the polo neck is a must for this season so make sure that you keep to the trend and find a look to suit you.

Incorporate the sixties into your personal style and emulate a timeless look with these three pieces – it’s as simple as that!

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