Seventies inspired dresses to wear this Autumn

After 18 months in lockdown and literally missing the whole of A/w 2020, it feels like everyone is needing to feel a little bit more glamorous than usual. While the seventies as a trend alone is not one that has been called our majorly this season, the preference for wide leg denim, ‘out out’ looks, faux fur and floaty midaxi (that’s a midi come maxi dress) has meant a micro trend of seventies inspired dresses that really tick the box for helping us feel a little bit more dressed up again. Many of these dresses will look great right now with some slingback for late summer/early autumn weddings. But as the cooler months draw in in, go seventies glam by wearing fabulous dresses in the day with opaque tights, faux fur jackets and stompy, slouchy or block heeled boots.

We’ve rounded up five of our favourite frocks that have us ready to embrace the new season ahead.

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Pattern Perfection

Orange RI Studio Printed High Neck Maxi Dress, £80, RI Studio at River Island

Orange RI Studio Printed High Neck Maxi Dress, £80, RI Studio at River Island

A little disappointed this RI Studio no. only goes up to a size 16, I really do love the print and detailing on this midaxi dress. The full sleeve, high neck and vibrant colouring make this an easy wear for autumn as it will pair beautifully with new season neutrals.

Pretty Please

Chiffon maxi dress, £34.99, H&M

The detailing on this dress is simply divine. It’s hard to believe it’s just £34.99. This super glam, dress is one you can certainly wear all year through, adding a chunky cable knit cardigan for super chilli months. With a v-neck and tie detail, you can also try layering a fitted roll neck underneath to beat the chill but keep the glam level to the max.

Flower Power

Floral print midi dress, £49.99, Zara

Nothing says seventies vibes like a big floral print and although this is black based the pops of turquoise and brown, root this little number firmly in one of fashion’s most glamorous eras. Again we’re seeing plenty of statement and voluminous sleeves and this plunge neckline, shirred waist and tiered hem ticks every box. All we need now is Studio54.

On the Tiles

Amina Midi Dress, £99.00, Never Fully Dressed

Available up to a size 24, this charming tile print midi dress makes us think of all the adventures that are still to come. Giving nods to Morocco via its desert night montage print, this is one glam dress that is sure to become an all-round favourite. You’ll certainly reach for this when packing for sunnier climbs, but enjoy it’s magical vibe right now with patent ankle boots and a tailored winter coat. You might not be jetting off just yet but you can certainly evoke the mood.

Paisley Forever

RHABIA, Relaxed fit paisley mini dress, £175, Ted Baker

Remember though, the seventies doesn’t just mean maxi or midi, you can stick rock this trend and go short too. Paisley is a print that is synonymous with the period and this deep purple base print with flashes of pinkier hues is absolutely gorgeous. The voluminous sleeve of course continuous to highlight this key silhouette detail for the months ahead and the little tie waist belt helps to ensure you can create a defined silhouette and not drown in the fabric.

Happy shopping.