Speed read: Thanks to Mad Men, Sixties style is back… here's how to get the look
00:12 GMT, 26 April 2012
Perhaps it’s the influence of TV shows such as Pan Am and Mad Men, but the spirit of the Sixties is everywhere.
Louis Vuitton, Marni and Victoria Beckham created catwalk looks of neat skirt suits, A-line dresses and box jackets in sugar candy shades, while hair and make-up artists went mad with frosted lips and perfectly coiffed bouffants.
So what are you waiting for Whether it’s the ladylike feel of the early Sixties — with its pretty pastels, Peter Pan collars and lace shifts — or the more fun and futuristic appeal of Perspex heels and bold prints, it’s time to return to the swinging Sixties.
Swinging Sixties: Marni take inspiration from the decade in their catwalk show, left, and Mad Men's Megan wears a dress typical of the era in the new series
How long it took for the hip Sixties boutique Biba to sell out of everything on the day it opened
HOW TO WEAR
The silhouette is ladylike — a simple knee-length shift dress and court shoes.
Those with slender legs (and under 30) can try Alexa Chung’s take on the
girlish Sixties with mini dresses teamed with sensible loafers (try Russell & Bromley and Kurt Geiger for preppy flats).
Pick pastels over monochrome — the new retro look is more delicate than the first time around. And accessorise to get that ladylike look.
Boldly go: Bright patterned prints and shift dresses were all the range as shown by the cast of Mad Men
Dress, 35, Next
Dress, 75, Warehouse
Dress, 60, Oasis
Skirt, 60, River Island
Earrings, 48, Butler & Wilson
Clutch, 30, River Island
Glasses, 60, Kurt Geiger
Phase Eight dress, 99, John Lewis
Shoes, 170, Kurt Geiger