ShinyStyle loves: This week’s top 10 seventies-inspired buys

By Andrea Petrou on March 16th, 2011 0 comments yet. Be the First

By Emily Borrett.

Double Layer Jumpsuit

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If you want to try out a jumpsuit but don't want to dive straight into the deep end with an extremely bodycon one, this one from Warehouse is both chic and forgiving.

With stars such as Rachel Bilson, Daisy Lowe and Nicole Richie firmly flying the flag for 1970s casualwear, 70s supermodel icon Jerry Hall having her own mini-beauty Georgia Jagger follow in her footsteps and fashion houses such as Marc Jacobs showing collections filled with luxurious fabrics and fringing, it’s never been so hot to have a little blast from the past. Whether it’s full-on Studio 54 disco glamour that you want or grown-up hippy chic, there’s a piece on the high street for you to rock the trend. It’s a nod to the bohemian, louche look that both Kate Moss and Sienna Miller have made so desirable – and you don’t have to be a model or impossibly beautiful actress to try it.

The beauty about the trend is it’s accessibility for women of all shapes and sizes. Self-conscious about your pre-summer tummy? A slouchy maxi or jumpsuit can hide a multitude of sins if you choose the right fabric. Want to look taller, or emphasize your long legs? Wide-legged and flared trousers don’t just make you appear longer, but are also a beautifully stylish alternative to the unforgiving skinny jean. We’re predicting that the wide-legged look will catch on just as much as skinny jeans, if not more.

When looking for pieces to work the 1970’s look, you have to keep an eye out for key elements that will keep it on-trend. Kaftan-style minidresses made out of floaty fabrics, statement chunky jewellery, tan coloured platform heels and retro sunglasses will make your 70s style absolutely perfect come spring/summer. When it comes to colour, opt for metallics if it’s glamour that you want, but if you want to go a bit more low-key look out for white broderie anglaise and tan colours. Check out the gallery for our favourite pieces.

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