The Fashion Edit: Retro-inspired summer dresses

For anyone booking a sunny holiday this winter, channel your inner Jackie O and Elizabeth Taylor with this retro-inspired dress edit. From elegant kaftans to cotton sundresses that will take you from the pool lounger to the glamorous beach bar.

Palm Beach Dress by Cheeky Vintage: A gorgeous light airy dress, this one from American brand Cheeky Vintage is available at The Sil. Made in Texas from 100% hot pink cotton combined with retro orange ribbed trim along the collar, cuffs and hem. It’s also a one-size-fits-all wonder (in sizes 0-10) and comes in other colorways, including all-white and navy with green detailing. Team with a flat slider like the orange-pink Oran Sandal from Hermès.

Sauvage Psychedelia Dress Silk-satin jacquard dress by Taller Marmo: For glamorous lounging by the pool, check out this jacquard dress from Milan-based label Taller Marmo. On the body, expect orange silk-satin inspired by psychedelia, tassels at the neck and wide sleeves. It’s the perfect number to channel your inner Elizabeth Taylor; add oversized jewelry like this Fred Leighton gold ring from the 1840s.

Mila midi dress with floral print made of crumpled voile by DODO BAR NEBO: This dress nods to the 1960s through a blue, pink and pale yellow floral print on a brown body, along with spaghetti straps. Stack yellow gold bracelets like those from London jeweler Tilly Sveaas.

Gingham-Boucle Crest Front Mini Dress by Lisa Marie Fernandez: Super cute sleeveless A-line dress from New York stylist Lisa Marie Fernandez oozes ’60s style. Crafted from gingham boucle in pale pink and white, detailing comes in the form of scalloped front trim and oversized buttons. Pair with the PORTE & PAIRE bow-embellished satin ballet flats in baby pink or the Aquazzura Midnight Slide Flat.

Dominique dress by Evi Grintelová: Evi Grintela is known for her elegant shirt dresses, which draw inspiration from the perfect men’s tailoring. This oink vichy seersucker shirt dress is made from 100% Italian cotton and combines cute ruffled sleeves and lace detailing on the collar, along with practical side pockets and a tie waist. Complete the look with the Manolo Blahnik Jadarona Mule.

Valeria cotton dress by Thierry Colson: A sweet off the shoulder dress from French designer Thierry Colson, this one is made from 100% cotton and features a blue and light yellow print. There is also an adjustable tie at the waist; as for the length, it is cut to the knees. Carry with Ooh La La Tote by The Jacksons.

Party dress in pansies from SLEEPER: The brand may be known for its sleepwear, but there’s also a range of simple dresses perfect for lounging around and on holiday. This popular style has an oversized shape and can be worn over the shoulder. It’s available in this subtle pansy print, retro blue and white gingham print, and block colors. Pair the dress with 8 by YOOX Lilac Espadriles and Longchamp’s Le Pliage Filet Mesh Bag for a Mediterranean vibe.

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