It seems as though we're going through a throwback phase in fashion right now, whether it's the neat cardigans of the '50s, the miniskirts of the '60s, the big shoulders of the '80s or the slip dresses of the '90s. But for me, the '70s has to be the most exciting decade when it comes to style, and I will always be the first to jump on a flared hemline or pointed collar.
If Instagram is anything to go by, it's specifically the dresses from this decade that are piquing our interest this autumn, with their calf-grazing length, long sleeves and frou-frou necklines. The '70s dress continues this summer's penchant for free-flowing, full-coverage frocks, yet this iteration has a more polished finish compared to the bohemian smocks, making it ideal for both work and weddings.
While this is a retro look that both high-street and high-end brands have skillfully repurposed for 2019, you also can't beat the real deal. Personally, I'll be traipsing 'round London's vintage stores this October in search of that perfect original '70s dress, complete with a pointed collar and billowing sleeves. So if you're interested, I've included an edit of the best second-hand styles available to buy now just below the new-in buys—no hunting needed. You're very welcome. Scroll down to see and shop my edit, both old and new.