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
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