It appears at the moment that both halves of the 1960s have inspired the high street. The early 60's have been picked over due to the popularity of Mad Men, and of course that's no bad thing. Seeing kitten heels and knee length wiggle dresses in the shops is a welcome diversion from the recent 90's revivalism! And while Topshop may be cooing over the new length - the 'midi'- that any vintage collector will have been rocking for years already, the 'mini' needs no new introduction to the high street shopper.
It's this latter staple of later 1960's style that I'd like to focus on today. Original 60's mini dresses are becoming harder to find and more expensive. They also come with the drawbacks of the boom for synthetics at the time i.e. the dreaded polyester that will make sweat a constant companion! So the current trend for 60's inspired shifts and minis is welcome in my book and I'd like to show you my pick of the best around.
Second, this fab jewelled peter pan collar mini dress from Warehouse. This would be a great party dress with opaque tights. Find it here
And to give a source of comparison, how about this original 1960s dress with sheer sleeves?
I found this dress on etsy (here), it's actually quite a bargain and perhaps the sheer sleeves would solve the synthetic sweat issues?!