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Are you on trend? 5 retro holiday looks you need to try

Heading for some sunshine this year? Want to make a grand entrance at your hotel poolside? Then be a part of the leading-edge vintage vibe which seems to be taking the fashion world by storm.

Retro is all the rage this summer, from 70s inspired hats and shorts to 50s style sunglasses and bikinis. So, if you have a passion for fashion and favour the vintage look, here is a list of the top 5 retro pieces making a comeback this year.

Cat eye sunglasses

Following their appearance at London fashion week, cat eye sunglasses are fast-becoming the most desired frame this season. Throw on these high pointed shades and look ultra-glam while lazing around your hotel pool.

This purrfect pick is this summer’s must-have accessory and will instantly add a personal touch to your holiday look.  Made famous by 50s style icons from Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor the cat eye shape is timeless. So, don’t forget to pop these statement sunnies in your suitcase.

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Bermuda short

Don’t be alarmed by the arrival of the bermuda short.  Whether you wear them to the beach or the airport, these 70s style shorts are fast- becoming the topic of conversation among all fashion enthusiasts.

British designers grabbed our attention this season with their silky and sporty or high-waisted and tailored collections. So whatever your style, these shorts will suit every type of look whether you opt for casual chic or super smart.

Are you still not convinced? If not, the fashion model of the moment, Cara Delevingne recently graced the runway wearing a tailored bermuda short paired with a matching jacket, showing us how the shorts should be worn.

Are you sick of your trusty sun-dress? If so, why not update your holiday wardrobe and try these knee-length shorts.

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High waisted bikini

Forget about the teeny weeny bikini this summer because the fuller bottom is back. Its higher rise fit means that you don’t have to worry about eating that ice-cream or burger from the hotel bar. This figure-friendly shape will leave every girl feeling comfy and fabulous while soaking up some Spanish sunshine.

Strike a pose

Get your camera at the ready because this 1940s style swim-suit will keep you looking picture perfect on your holiday snaps. Pair up the bottoms with a range of halters, bandeaus, bralets and choose from an array of patterns from floral designs, polka dots and animal prints. With so many styles, prints and colours to choose from there is a bikini to suit all body shapes and sizes.

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Wide-brimmed fedora hat

Is your holiday hair out of control? Ever wish you could hide those wayward waves? Well now you can with the wide-brimmed fedora, simply pop it on to finish off your beach chic or cool clubber image. Or for those times when the heat is simply unbearable, this hat’s wide brim is ideal for blocking the sun and shading your face from those harmful rays.

Currently the hippest hat on the high street, the fedora was extremely popular in the 70s, and has featured in films like Charlie’s Angels and more recently, American Hustle, which revisits the decade.

Celebrities are also quick to catch on to the craze and have been photographed sporting the super stylish trend. Singer Rita Ora, actress Jessica Alba and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are among the tribe of celebrities experimenting with the high-class hat.

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Full midi skirt

What do we imagine when we think of the full midi skirt? Some may think of the film Grease and 1950’s glamour, while others may picture a frumpy dressed old lady. In the past you may have been told to stay clear of the midi skirt, but this is no longer the case.

It’s now time to wave goodbye to the mini skirt because the midi is here to stay. So, if you’re heading for some local cuisine at the hotel restaurant or a few cocktails at the nearest bar, the full midi skirt is suitable for any occasion. Whether you fancy a girls only clubbing holiday at the famous Ibiza Rocks or a luxury all inclusive stay at the new Sensatori Jamaica, this skirt will be your top pick this summer.

Going for the relaxed holiday look, pair the skirt with some sandals or if you prefer a fancier formal look then add some wedges and show off those bronzed legs. 

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