What I find so interesting about the ’70s revival is that the trend doesn’t just include one type of dress (boho, glam rock, Mad Men-style sophisticate…). Designers are bringing back all of the above – and doing it in modern silhouettes. This time around, shirt dresses are flattering, not frumpy, and come in everything from denim to silk organza. Think less Suzy Homemaker and more Suzy Menkes-approved.
Band of Outsiders Silk-Satin Twill Dress: With the brand reportedly shuttering its doors, you’ll want to stock up on Band of Outsiders! On NET-A-PORTER for $405 (from $675).
Rosie Assoulin Belted Dress: A classic piece with a retro-style buckle and a surprisingly feminine air for so much fabric (credit the belt for accentuating the waist). On Farfetch for $2,226.08 (from $3,180.11).
Milly Printed Silk-Organza Shirt Dress: A nod to the ‘70s silhouette with sexy, sheer panels. On NET-A-PORTER for $367.50 (from $525).
Boutique Moschino Belted Stretch-Cotton Dress: For something a little more 2015, button yourself into this trenchcoat-inspired number. On NET-A-PORTER for $537 (from $895).
Zara Checked Skirt Dress with Belt: Check print and a higher hem make this a great pick if you want a youthful take on the look. At Zara for $59.90.