Forties Flare

I’m loving the return of the pencil skirt and all things forties inspired – it was such a glamorous time in fashion despite the war. Many of the designers sent forties sirens down the runway in nipped in suits, fur collars and gorgeous tea dresses, you can just imagine them with a pair of seamed stockings and a perfectly painted dark mouth. See how to do the makeup to go with this look here.

Here are some of the runway shots from, with looks from Miu Miu, Gucci and Donna Karen.

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And some easy to wear pieces from the High Street:

Forties Inspired On The High Street

Phase Eight Megan Pleated Detail Jumper
Phase Eight Pontefract Trousers
Fenn Wright Manson Multi Strand Crystal Necklace
Isabella Oliver Envelope clutch (also available in grogeous Green Croc)
Mary Portas for Clarks La Jane Bar Shoes from House of Fraser
Alexon Grey Check dress from House of Fraser
Fur Collar from Phase Eight
Phillipa Mary Jane Shoes from Phase Eight, also in Red and Blue
Cotton Lace Blouse from Phase Eight, also in black
Jaegar Wool Pencil Skirt from House of Fraser