That Retro trend review: 60s/70s fashion – isn’t it ‘dated’ now?!

So, the 70s trend is nearly over. I feel like it was a bit marmite: you either loved it or hated it. Except for me, who wasn’t bothered.

I’m not usually one to follow trends. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I seem to manage to grab hold of items just before the bandwagon enters the station. Maybe I succumb to the subliminal psychology of the first couple of pieces in shop windows, or maybe I’m just psychic. This isn’t really AW15, I’m not very good at coats. Or layering. Or dressing for the cold. So there.


Short skirts, long boots, big hair. Kinda what I wear everyday anyway really. I have my trusty “walking boots” that I’ve worn to absolute death, and I often pin the front of my hair back. You can’t see my makeup here, but everyday I have very bold (usually a sepia colour) eyeliner, still with a cat-eye flick. It’s got to the point where people think I’m ill when I don’t sport it, does anyone else feel me?

I’m not going to say a grand tarrah to this trend, as I never really said hello. I guess I’ve found pieces that have sort of… worked together. I was SO impressed with myself when I managed to put that look together for restaurant week – all by myself! I’m the world’s worst for not usually being able to mix things up and create new outfits, or even layering. That look is very local, the dress is from Peak Boutique‘s shop in Jesmond. It’s a size 8, when usually I’m a 10 now, in the sale and I couldn’t be bothered to try it on in the shop. The shop assistant was lovely and said that I could try it on at home and bring it back if I didn’t like it. The dress and sleeves are just a little too short (but I’m quite a long person), so I improvised: rolling the sleeves up, adding the Love Niche (also Newcastle!) sleeveless duster to protect mon derrière and break up the pattern and putting on the cutest little black shorts with lace detail, I’m safe all round, the little lace is just a nice little addition – in my opinion anyway.

Here’s a few outfits I found in my wardrobe, anyway:


Look One: Co-ords – Boohoo | Coat – Dorothy Perkins | Shoes – Nine West | Sunnies – TK Maxx | I also had what I would like to call ‘milk belly’.

Look Two: Dress – Peak Boutique | ‘Duster’ Waistcoat – Love Niche Studio | Shorts – New Look | Boots – Dorothy Perkins.

Look Three: Err, I don’t know where the mustard, long sleeve dress is from. Sorry about that, I probably got it from Very or Missguided, as those were the sites I was obsessed with last year, boots same as above.

Look Four: Dress – Miss Selfridge (size 8) | Blazer – Laundry Boutique | Shoes – Stylist Pick (you’ll actually find this outfit on eBay soon!).

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Pictures: Chloe Witty

Anyway, aren’t we a bit over it now?

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1 Comment

  1. Fergus
    6th February 2016 / 6:53 pm

    Look no. 4 is the one, blazer and dress are gorgeous. Not overgone on the shoes, but the clothes are well top

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