Spring/Summer 2011: 60s Lady Like

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The 60s are back and bigger than ever for Spring/Summer 2011. Think full skirts, curve caressing dresses and flirty frocks. Hemlines are longer, skirts are bigger and silhouettes are exaggerated in this Mad Men inspired trend. The female form is celebrated in figure hugging pieces and waist cinching belts, so everyone can wear this look no matter what your size.


This look was all over the catwalks and is set to be huge for Summer, so be sure to get your hands on some of these key pieces.

Full Skirts

Midi, maxi or mini, be sure to pick a skirt with layers for extreme volume and curves. Channel housewife chic in one of these feminine skirts. Wear with a fitted camisole or tank top tucked in with a waist cinching belt to accentuate the curves and balance out proportions.

Collared Blouses

Peter pan collars or pointed shirt collars are key for this look. Sleeveless options are best for Spring/Summer in pastel shades for a ladylike feel. These also work great tucked into the skirts above.

Cropped Cardigans

Prim and proper cropped cardigans finish off any look perfectly for when the weather is cooler, and look great over a blouse with the collar peeping out. Think pinks and blues in soft, fine knits. Go for one with shorter sleeves for more of a summery feel.

Kitten Heels

The perfect day time shoe for this look. The kitten heel is a great height for any occasion and is typical of the sixties. Go for nude to elongate the legs, or pastel shades that coordinate with the rest of your outfit.

Peep Toes

If you want a little more height, or kitten heels aren’t your thing, then the peep toe is perfect for you. These look great with longer skirts and are really versatile. Again, wear nude to make the legs appear longer, or opt for a pastel version for a splash of colour.

The 60s Lady Like look is also a great trend to wear at summer occasions such as weddings and parties, and the pieces are so easy to dress up. For a summer wedding, why not try a mid length full skirt with a pretty camisole tucked in, a cropped cardigan, peep toe heels and a funky fascinator to pull the look together?


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