Sixties Style Designer Dresses

MSGM Graphic Raffia Dress MSGM Graphic Raffia Dress

Key Trends for SS 2013 – Sixties Style Dresses

One of the key trends for the new spring summer season is 1960s inspired dressing, as demonstrated by edgy monochrome, shift dresses teamed with  A-line cuts and trapeze shapes. Add into the mix peter pan collars and twee separates, together with bright graphics and geometric prints and enjoy the revisited 1960s styles which have been skillfully updated to look perfect for right now. They are indeed a breath of fresh air.

Here are some of my favourites:

MSGM Graphic Raffia Dress

This dress, pictured left, is a sleeveless mini shift dress in candy pinks and orange, with geometric lines and patterns combined to give a unique appearance. The panels are fun and the texture blocking adds this Italian brand’s cool style into the mix. Complete the look with dayglo sandals for evenings out, or tone down the dress for work with a black blazer and heels.

Goat Roxanna Wool Shift Dress Goat Roxanna Wool Shift Dress

Goat Roxanna Wool Shift Dress

Goat is famed for its quality wool shift dresses and the Roxanna in vibrant green wool crepe is certain to please. The trapeze shape gives the dress a decidedly 1960s look, and teamed with the square neckline and slightly lower square back, the dress is stylilsh and sophisticated, creating a timeless yet on trend  new season look. It’s a 24/7 dress, perfect for work, lunch, weddings, garden parties and evenings out.

See by Chloe Silk Shirt Dress

See by Chloe Silk Shirt Dress See by Chloe Silk Shirt Dress

The vibrant fuchsia See by Chloe Silk Shirt Dress, pictured left, has an all over cobra effect texture to the silk from which it is made, giving it exotic credentials and an amazing texture. The tie around the neck and defined waist make this a really flattering dress. Complete the outfit with neutral accessories and let the dress do the talking.

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Goat Romeo Keyhole Dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobo and Red Valentino Nude Platform Shoes

Goat Romeo Keyhole Dress Goat Romeo Keyhole Dress

For this cute day wear look, I’ve chosen a cute pink shift dress and a nude handbag and matching heels. The vivid pink dress takes centre stage, backed up ably by  nude accessories which will also go well with other looks.

Although I’ve classified this as a daywear look, it would also make the transition to evening wear by teaming it with a smaller bag.

Goat Romeo Pink Keyhole Dress

This dress is a sleeveless, bright pink shift dress made by the celebrity favourite designer, Goat. The attraction is in the detail – the cute keyhole detail to the neckline, the almost not there cap sleeves and the luxury of the pure wool crepe fabric.

Red Valentino Nude Platform Shoes Red Valentino Nude Platform Shoes

Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Nude Hobo

Sometimes it’s really nice to have a large handbag which you can easily fit all your things into, and the Marc by March Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobo (pictured below) fits the bill on every count.

With it’s nude leather finish and polished gold tone hardware, this hobo is delightfully spacious. All the designer credentials are in place – the brand plaque on the front and unusually for a hobo you have the option of two straps – a shorter leather top handle and a longer adjustable cross body strap. The bag has a magnetic fastening and three pockets, one of which is zip fastening.

Red Valentino Nude Platform Shoes

Who doesn’t need a pair of nude heels? With their wide platforms (3.5cm), high block heel (13cm) and cut out lattice detail to the upper, these Red Valentino platform court shoes are perfect for lengthening your legs. Not only can you wear them with dresses, but they also look good with trousers and jeans and the wide platform sole helps them to feel not quite as high as they look when you’re wearing them.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobo Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobo

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