Our catwalks were treated to a blast from the past for Spring/Summer as a mixture of 1970s styles worked their way to the forefront of collections, promising to be a colourful, clever and – dare we say it – comfortable look for the changing seasons.
Yes, the designers were giving a nod to the 1970s with flared, wide-leg trousers/jeans, bright colours (in particular, orange), long flowing maxi dresses and big retro sunglasses.
Here are our top picks for your 70s inspired wardrobe.
No seventies look would be complete without a pair of flared or wide-leg jeans. The flare is not so extreme as the 1970s version, but gives you a flattering shape, making your legs appear longer than they actually are!
Flower Power (Floral print)
Florals have been massive for the past few seasons and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere too soon. For Spring/Summer get your hands on pale, faded floral patterns or go the whole hog with in-your-face bold prints.
Dress to the max
The maxi dress has won pretty much everyone we know over, with their flattering style, endless combinations and a variety of different colours and patterns. For Spring/Summer the maxi dress has been reinvented with a range of floaty and even sheer styles. Light colours, flowing fabrics teamed with neutral sandals or wedges are an easy way to get the look.
High waisted skirts and shorts
High Waisted styles made a return to the catwalks and this is definitely good news as they hide a multitude of sins! Try a pair of high waisted shorts teamed with a sheer or floral shirt for instant chic, or why not try out a high waisted skirt for a feminine twist?
Playsuits and Jumpsuits
Jumpsuits were massive in Autumn/Winter 2010 and their style is continuing over into Spring/Summer 2011, but really for the warmer weather and for extra fashion points, you want to be focusing on playsuits for a fun and flirty look.
What 70s themed style would be complete without a pair of big diva-esque shades? Make sure you complete your look (not to mention protecting your eyes) with a pair of big, beautiful sunglasses.