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It’s been five years since Mad Men hit our screens and now the vintage 50’s trend has finally hit the runway.  Americana is one of my favourite trends from Spring/ Summer 2012, keeping the 50’s style young and fresh.

From full skirts to cat eye sunglasses, it’s super-easy to incorporate the look into your wardrobe.  Pastel colours and cheeky prints (such as the Cadillacs above) can be worn on dresses or as separates on pencil or A line skirts and blouses.

Above: A selection of Americana styles from Prada’s S/S 12 show

Below: printed A line skirt – Tara Starlet
Cherry print swimsuit – For Luna
Pleated dress- New Look
Cadillac print blouse – Miss Fortune 

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The new silhouette for Spring/ Summer 2012 is, allegedly, the peplum.  Jason Wu was flying the flag for peplums at his S/S 12 show with the shape being featured on tops, skirts and dresses.  I’ve personally never been a fan of adding extra volume to my waist and hips but the theory is that peplums create or enhance an hourglass shape.

High street shops have already started stocking a range of separates and dresses featuring the peplum which means experimenting with this shape won’t break the bank.

Above: a selection of peplums from the Jason Wu S/S 12 show

Below: cream and red dress – New Look
mint green peplum top – boohoo.com
Peter Jensen leopard print peplum dress – asos
black peplum skirt – asos petite

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