Fashion World's Return to 40s Glamour

A strong trend in fashion this season is the forties style. Old Hollywood glamour is being revived by A-list designers such as:Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Dior, Dsquared2, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Nina Ricci, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Versace.

High-street stores and online shops offer their affordable versions of skirted suits with over-the-knee pencil skirts, high-waist pleated or A-line skirts , fitted jackets with oversized shoulders and accentuated waists, wide-leg flannel and tweed trousers worn with bow-blouses, fedora hats and berets, trench-like redingotes reminding of the elegant and brave Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman.

The Tough Chick

The Tough Chick

Maria Trench, $68.50, Delia's.

Super Long Glove, £35.00, topshop.

Merona Checker-Print Beret, $12.99, Target.

Flute Sleeve Bow Blouse, £32.00, topshop.

Wide Brim Fedora, £25.00, topshop.

Check Belted Cape, £70.00, topshop.

Oh...Deer! Aquarius Shoes, on sale at $59.99, Online Shoes.

Wide Leg Tweed Trouser, on sale at £25.00, topshop.

Fitted Peplum Jacket, £65.00, topshop.

Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake inspired the "vamp" look of the season: elbow gloves, high heeled t-strap shoes and sexy siren dresses in sheer fabrics, draped silk and satin, with sparkling appliqué, strapless or with billowy sleeves, "accessorized" with wavy curls and red lipstick.

Luscious Diva

Luscious Diva

Belted Stud Dress, £95.00, topshop.

Sangria Beaded Ruched Strapless Dress, $72.99, Overstock.

Faux Wrap Dress, $118.00, Anthropologie.

Satin Long Gloves, £6.00, ASOS.

Salvador Sapena High Heeled T Bar, £120.00, Ruby Shoesday.

Melanie Cutfield Virtue Silk Dress Bisque, $565.00, Madaboochoo.

Razak Tuck Sleeve Dress Smoke, on sale at $160.00, Madaboochoo.

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