When considering the idea of retro style, a handful of associations immediately surface (old-school, complicated or overly fussy, to name but a few). But while some aspects of this trend are certainly a lot of work (perfectly coiffed hair, matching accessories and confining undergarments) there is a way to channel this soignée spirit with a more modern and effortless attitude.
Utterly ladylike and figure-flattering, this season vintage-inspired dresses offer a subtle update on this timeless trend. Perfect for daytime affairs, these frocks will take you straight to the dinner date, so it’s worth taking the time to find the one.
With this look, it’s all about the silhouette – a longer hemline, floating and swirling around, requires a more fitted bodice and waistline to balance the proportions. Don’t be afraid to have fun with colours and textures – a quirky print will add a hint of summery feel to any casual attire, while a touch of dainty lace creates a more romantic mood.
Paired with contemporary accessories and minimal styling, this prim and proper frock will look current and cool for many season to come. A summer splurge you definitely won’t regret.
Photos from All the Pretty Birds, ELLE.com, Freepeople.com and GaranceDore.fr
Illustration by David Camilli