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Byline: ZOE CHAMBERLAIN

WHETHER you're old enough to remember it or not, the 1950s has to be one of the most defining decades in fashion.

It conjures up images of teenage boys with quiffs who wanted to be Elvis, perfect housewives in poodle skirts, neck scarves and button-up knits and music you can't help but tap your toes to.

In fashion terms, it was a time of elegance, tailoring and extremes.

Christian Dior's 'New Look' full skirts and cinched-in waists were big news whilst Coco Chanel liberated women from the return to corsets by re-launching her signature 'Chanel Suit'.

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PRETTY IN PINK: Pastel shade peplum top pounds 18.75 from Forever 21 and jacket pounds 69 from COS. TOP RIGHT: Mint knitted top pounds 26 from Zara pounds 26, yellow cotton lace bolero jacket pounds 175 and skirt pounds 140 from Limited Edition Karen Millen with Ted Baker bag pounds 89 from Selfridges. BOTTOM RIGHT: Tweed dress pounds 460 and jacket pounds 435 from RED Valentino at Selfridges, Shoes pounds 75 from Offic and white fishnet tights pounds 4.90 from Forever 21. LOUNGE LADIES: Moschino Cheap and Chic crocheted dress pounds 480 and Ted Baker clutch bag pounds 69. Both from Selfridges. HANGING ON THE LINE: Mint dress pounds 36 from Zara, white fishnet tights pounds 4.90 and pearl cluster earrings pounds 2.40 from Forever 21.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jul 8, 2012
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