Swing into autumn with 60s style fashion from Norwich’s vintage boutiques
New fashion collections have a certain swing about them this autumn as styles give a nod towards the 1960s, says Emma Harrowing.
While this season's 1960s fashion revival isn't a revolution of style as it was back when the mini skirt caused such a stir and girls and boys began to embrace being a teenager rather than copying the fashions of their parents, it is presenting a conundrum.
After a few season's of mid-length hems on skirts and dresses, autumn's 1960s revival is taking hemlines to new heights.
Shift dresses and pencil skirts are a few inches above the knee, yet the age of the midi skirt isn't dead as many other looks this season include a mid-length skirt or two.
For those that love 1960s style in all its colour-popping glory, the puzzle over hem lengths is not puzzling at all. These people hate the mumsy midi length and are embracing getting their legs out with or without tights, depending on how you feel about their legs. It's a look that should be balanced with a high neck top and simple accessories such as a pair of oversized sunglasses, a box bag and a pair of Mary Jane shoes.
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The high street is mimicking 1960s style with mod-style shift dresses which can be worn with tights and boots to make them easier to wear, and pencil skirts which are at a more flattering knee-length and worn with a knitted jumper or a buttoned up blouse. But why not get a more original 1960s look by scouring the many vintage and retro shops and market stalls in Norwich. You could even mix and match your look between genuine 1960s pieces and the high street's take on 1960s style to create a look that is unique to you.
Now that truly is embracing the swinging 1960s style.
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See more pictures from our 1960s-inspired shoot and go behind the scenes in our photo galleries at the top right of this page and see today's (Thursday September 27) Evening News for more pictures.
Don't miss tomorrow's Evening News for a fashion special as Emma Harrowing reports on what are the key trends from London Fashion Week.