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Spring and Summer trends: Seventies style

Published 08/01/2011 | 05:00

Hat, €35; necklace, €24, and top, €35, Indigo, all M&S
Hat, €35; necklace, €24, and top, €35, Indigo, all M&S
Dress, €95, and belt, €40, both M&S
Ta ra dress, €115, Monsoon
Margo maxi, €47, and Mombassa sandals, €36, both River Island
Breton stripe top, €22; printed culottes, €40, and navy tux jacket, €45, all alwear
Dahlia maxi, €80.50, and Eva wedges, €94, both River Island
Speziale dress, €299, Per Una, and shoes, €80, both M&S
Midi skirt, €99; blouse, €61, and shoes, €99, all To pshop

The heady days of the 1970s and the slinky sexiness and stylishness of New York's legendary Studio 54 nightclub resonate this season as we pay homage to that gloriously fashionable decade.

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Think Bianca Jagger in a satin tux and disco queen Donna Summer in diaphanous, slash-front chiffons...

Stella McCartney did florals this season but Dolce & Gabbana positively invaded the greenhouse. The layered-up botanic prints have a ramped-up, Laura Ashley circa 1970s-quality to them and they look wonderful with giant wedges and the ubiquitous floppy hat.

Jodie Foster's giant hat from 'Taxi Driver' turned up on Marc Jacobs' catwalk show, where the pink satin trousers captured the madness of the decade that gave us disco, and I think I spied her wedges in River Island -- cool shoes at €114.

Bid adieu to the mini, because lengths and widths are changing for spring/summer 2011 -- wide-legged, sheer culottes are all the rage, along with long tunics. Skirt hemlines drop to mid-calf, and there is no sign of the maxi going away.

Mary Katrantzou's graphic prints have been one of the hits of London Fashion Week throughout 2010, and this season she plays with different hemlines to great effect.

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