You can't change the past. And it's probably a good thing, as the days of years gone by have borne some of fashion's most iconic silhouettes and styles, many of which haven't changed a bit in more recent times. And we wouldn't have it any other way.
Fashionistas all over the UK are going retro with their wardrobe. And for summer 2012, it's time to let the sunshine in the hemlines down because the 70's are back - particularly in the form of the maxi. Evening maxi dresses are one of the hottest trends this season, and it's easier than ever to get your hands on one of these floor-skimming stunners.
Vintage garments gold mines are literally popping up everywhere. Coming soon to both Islington and Hampstead are fashion fairs positively brimming with prime, one-of-a-kind finds from yesteryear. But if you're in the mood to get the look ASAP, all you need to do is get online. Isme has a gorgeous collection of maxis to suit every size, shape and celebration - from laidback weekends in the park, to glam nights out on the town.
Whether you stood in line at Studio 54 or just dream about it, it doesn't get any more 70's chic that this sleek number from Teatro. It's perfect for an upscale evening and will suit nearly every frame. The halter neckline accentuates the décolleté, whilst the loose draping skims in all the right places. The built-in chunky gold necklace is not only perfectly on point with this season's oversize accessory trend, is also saves you from having to search for the perfect outfit accent - meaning less time styling and more time socialising!
Channel the Charlie's Angels vibe with this glittering, one shoulder look. Its floating fit makes it flattering for all, and the summery shade lets you easily transition from day to night. Wear this, and wherever you are, you'll be the belle of the ball - or the cocktail bar. It's perfect for nearly any occasion, except of course, a summer wedding - upstaging the bride is never a good look.
Go 70's safari-esque with this halter by South Petite. The halter style is nearly universally flattering, whilst the tribal vibe is bang on trend for summer 2012. Elongating the frame, this particular dress is also ideal for ladies who might be lacking in the height department. So take your tailor off speed dial and get ready to hit the town!