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s e i t n e v e S e z a H So this season has crept upon us again. Summer is back and the 70s are making a comeback: the age of the hippies, maxis and flower power. Forget your skinny jeans and leopard prints, the flares and florals are back with a bang‌

Words Lisa Bognar Photographer Lisa Bognar


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he classic spring/summer floral classic look for summer. Every summer the look makes its comeback every maxi length is making a reappearance – and year without fail, this year Dolce for a good reason! There’s a style to suit and Gabbana channelled their everyone!’ inner hippies, showcasing fresh and floaty florals on the runway this season. This season there are many takes on the 70s Fashion blogger for ‘Romance is Boring’ look, with D&G’s super simple, white floral, Laura Tordoff feels that the 70s trend this lingerie like collection, Jil Sander’s bright, season epitomises summer: ‘When anyone patterned collection, however there was one thinks of the 70s they envisage sunny hazy collection that really screamed out 70s siren. days, and I think this idea has been reflected Alberta Ferretti’s designs showcased in Milan in a lot of designers’ inspiration this used soft chiffons and delicate lace and oozing season. Chiffon materials, crochet and ditsy femininity. Her collection used beautiful floor florals topped off with stacked heels and a skimming hemlines and paired with the wide brimmed straw hat and of course, straw hat is the perfect summer outfit for me.’ “Chiffon materials, every summers must: the gladiator sandal, to really Sales assistant for crochet and ditsy florals add 70s chic. Leeds’ branch of Miss topped off with stacked Selfridges, Hannah heels and a straw hat is With the rise of maxi Jones agreed with the perfect summer lengths, most women will Laura; ‘The 70s is a outfit for me”

Jersey top £18 Topshop

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Sheer blouse £36 Topshop; denim shorts £28 Topshop


Jersey top £18 Topshop; maxi skirt and belt £34.99 River Island

Crochet top £26 Topshop; applique shorts £32 Topshop

be running into hiding, and truth be told the idea of wearing flares or maxis can seem quite intimidating. Fear not ladies, as these styles are the ultimate figure fixers! Ditch the denim flares and opt for the ultimate on trend trousers: palazzo pants. The palazzo not only hide any of those winter thighs still being carried around but lengthen the leg with the broad flare, giving the shortest of legs the look of the most coveted model pins. The maxi skirt is also back in every variation from the bright colours to

‘The 70s look is the epitome of summer with its laidback style and it’s here to stay this summer so start channelling your inner hippy and get lengthening those hemlines!’ delicate floral prints. Jil Sander in particular took favour of the maxi length this summer, her collection varying bright block colours and the timeless 70s flowing florals. Of course it is not all about the hemlines, we cannot forget about the top half of the outfit. It’s almost back to last season’s romance trend with the blouse: the thinner the material the better. A key look is the plain white blouse: see-

through and revealing but still glamorous for 70s chic. If white is not your forte then there are printed blouses being offered everywhere on the high street and put with the ultimate maxi skirt you’ll be looking like you stepped out of the 70s in an instant. If the idea of wearing a flowing skirt and a loose shirt is screaming ‘hippy’ just a bit too much for you, many designers used floaty blouses paired with shorts to flash that gorgeous tanned summer leg. The 70s look is the epitome of summer with its laidback style and it’s here to stay this summer so start channelling your inner hippy and get lengthening those hemlines! MAY 122


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