Seventies Chic, Fashion Forward

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One of the hottest trends on the catwalks for SS15 transports us back to an age of psychedelic prints, retro flares and gypsy style.

Yes, the hedonistic free-loving 1970s are back with a vengeance! Few decades were as polarising for fashion as the 70s but never fear, this trend is brought bang up to date for 2015 with a contemporary edge. It’s all positive vibrations and hippy chic with none of the fashion disasters. Think bold bright prints, playsuits and kaftan cover-ups – minus the ‘fro!

ZARA-jumpsuit-59.99Image from ZARA, tropical floral jumpsuit £59.99


If you choose just one 70s inspired trend, make it ‘disco glam’, which works for so many ages, shapes and sizes.

Ramp up the style stakes with a full length jumpsuit, available in literally hundreds of fabrics, prints and colours. My personal favourite is black silk, and for the bustier ladies amongst us, make sure you go for a v neck or cross-over front to accentuate rather than smother your curves. This example from Dorothy Perkins is really flattering for hourglass ladies – cinch in your waist with a skinny belt or ribbon tie to create a great 70s silhouette. This beachy dressed down version is simply adorable from Next.

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(L-R) Images from Dorothy Perkins (Jumpsuit £45), Next (Jumpsuit £24), Topshop (Playsuit £32) and House of Fraser (Playsuit £48)


The beauty of this trend is you can go for the full length jumpsuit or mix it up for summer with a shorter playsuit version, which is huge on the High Street again this season.

Try New Look for a fab range of playsuits. I also adore this coral halterneck jumpsuit from Dorothy Perkins – mix it up with a skinny belt and a sky high pair of heels and you’re ready to go.

Dorothy Perkins - coral halterneck jumpsuit £45Image from Dorothy Perkins, coral halter neck jumpsuit £45


Speaking of heels, awaken your inner disco diva this Spring with a modern take on platforms with the help of Office – I just love these rose gold heels (£55).

For a more delicate look, team your jumpsuit with a pair of stiletto heels; perfect whether you’re hitting the dance floor or heading out for a super cool lunch. To complete your look add some statement chunky jewellery and a bag (how great is this disco ball wristlet from House of Fraser?) and if you’re feeling bold, a sweep of vivid eyeshadow and you’re good to go!

Office Dauntless rose gold heel £55Topshop Premium woven choker £30Boots (Estee Lauder) Pure Color Five Colour Eyeshadow Palette £40House-of-Fraser-disco-ball-wristlet-lulu-guiness-295

(L-R) Office (Rose Gold Dauntless Heels £55), Topshop (Premium choker £30), Boots (Estee Lauder eyeshadow set £40), House of Fraser (Lulu Guinness disco ball wristlet £295)


Whether you choose the glam look, or a softer boho style, it’s time to embrace current nostalgia for a simpler, pre-digital age.

Channel Jerry Hall, Brigitte Bardot and other 70s style icons with kaftans, sky-high platforms and seventies silhouettes to complete your retro look.