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HOLIDAY
STYLE HOW-TO

Nipped-in waists, sweetheart necklines and retro waves: channel the ladylike glamour of the Fifties with our seaside edit. From sightseeing to evening cocktails, we’ve got every look covered, writes womenswear editor Charlene Barton

 

SEEING THE SIGHTS

Be it a staycation or far-flung getaway, when it comes to daytime dressing in the sun, you want to stay chic in the heat. Take your cue from this season’s Miu Miu catwalk: think high-waisted silhouettes, kooky accessories and a sugary palette

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SOFTLY DOES IT
Opt for loose-fitting pieces like
this Limited Edition jumpsuit to
stay chic in the heat. Layer it
over a light blouse if you’re
conscious of your arms

FACE UP
The easiest way to add a Fifties vibe to your look? A pair of retro cat-eye sunglasses

Create the perfect sweet spot with this
Limited Edition necklace
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EASY ACCESSORIES
A statement necklace and a cute bag add the right amount of kitsch appeal

ON THE BEACH

Fifties flashbacks to sea, sun and sand invariably recall images of Marilyn Monroe soaking up the sun in a white bathing suit. Enter our modern take on the era’s most iconic beach-ready pieces

CHIC IS THE WORD
A Fifties-inspired wardrobe isn’t complete without a halter-neck bikini and a pink bomber jacket. Danny Zuko optional

WHITE OUT
Channel your inner Marilyn with this white swimsuit from M&S Collection. Add a straw hat to finish

Sports chic meets poolside glamour
with this bow-detail visor
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SEASIDE STRIPES
Nautical fashion has fresh energy in spearmint green.
Wear with a black bikini and accessories for a bold take

SUMMER NIGHTS

The full-skirted silhouette is shorthand for Fifties smart casual. It’s a brilliant choice for balmy evenings as the loose fit keeps you cool, while the high-on-the-waist,
A-line style flatters your curves

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SORBET HUES
For the sweetest of summer pastels, soft mint flatters all skin tones

Photography: Mary Rozzi / Styling: Niki Brodie / Hair: Christos Kallaniotis / Make-up: Adam de Cruz
Model:
Alex at The Hive

CINCH IT
Keep the Fifties vibe fresh by tying a waist-cinching belt over your outer layer

Dip your toe in the trend with these
gingham sling-back heels
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TAKE COVER

Keep your cardigan perched just-so on shoulders for maximum elegance

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