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How to rock Seventies fashion whatever your age from flared trousers to geometric prints

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FLARED trousers, bold floral prints and platform heels are back on the catwalks – but can you dress Seventies when you remember the trends the first time round?

Model Gina Michael, 51, from Isle of Dogs, East London, finds out as Abby McHale styles her in this summer’s twist on the decade that gave us disco and glam rock – with each look given marks out of five. 

  • Suit jacket, £59.99, trousers, £34.99, Reserved - buy now
  • Camisole, £16, Next - buy now
  • Shoes, £50, Chi Chi London - buy now
  • Bag, £18, Asos - buy now

GINA SAYS: “Slinky and comfy, I feel like a modern Bianca Jagger in this outfit. Nothing screams glamour more than a white trouser suit.”

ABBY SAYS: “A nod to the stylish nights of legendary disco Studio 54, these wide-leg trousers skim over hips and create a streamlined, flattering look. Break the colour up with a contrasting cami. Luxury satin gives a grown-up, elegant twist.”

GINA SAYS: “I adore the print on this top. The look is slouchy but with a very chic edge – you need to wear heels though for the extra lift.”

ABBY SAYS: “While you might fear being swamped when teaming a wrap top with wide-leg trousers, the belt around the waist gives this look shape. Don’t be afraid to forgo your smart jeans every now and again. V-neck styles like this flatter big busts, too.”

GINA SAYS: “Cord flares and a striped, ribbed top represents the real Seventies to me. I had a replica of this outfit as a girl.”

ABBY SAYS: “Long, flared trousers elongate legs, while horizontal stripes draw the eye to the top half – the combination balances out proportions. To stop flares looking dated, accessorise with stylish mules that will take your look from frumpy to fabulous.”

GINA SAYS: “This dress is very San Francisco, all huge flowers, clashing colours and swishy fabric. It’s giving me hippy vibes – I’m not quite sure it is for me.”

ABBY SAYS: “Add a belt to cinch you in and break up the bold print. Puff sleeves are also a major trend this season and cover the top of the arms if you are conscious of that area.”

GINA SAYS: “The sleeves are lovely and wide, the trousers can be worn long or turned up and the fabric is excellent quality. Layered with a T-shirt underneath looks really fun, too.”

ABBY SAYS: “A tie around the middle gives shape, and the buttons down the front allow you to have a bit of freedom with how you wear it. Pair with a colourful top underneath to make you look and feel fun and young.”

  • Cardigan, £28; earrings, £8, both Asos - buy now
  • Skirt, £25; bag, £69, both M&S - buy now
  • Shoes, £50, River Island - buy now
  • Necklace, £49.50, Swarovski - buy now

GINA SAYS: “This one reminds me of my teachers, but now I’m older I appreciate the look more.”

ABBY SAYS: “A thin-knit cardigan is a great transitional piece and turquoise brings out the luminous glow of the skin, giving a youthful look. Platforms are more comfy than heels, too.”

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