Fashion Trend Alert: The ’40s Is Back For AW11

Listen up ladies, the ’40s trend is set to make a huge comeback this autumn, so get ready to dust off your faux fur and leather gloves. With Gucci and Louis Vuitton going for all-out retro glamour with pencil skirts, pussy-bow blouses, pearls and tea dresses, it seems the current trend for the ladylike look has been given a winter makeover. But if, like us, you want to be one step ahead of the fashion pack, buy now and look smug come autumn. We’ve found this super-cool skirt from Topshop that you can start wearing now. And although it might be too warm now for these John Lewis gloves, there’s nothing like a bit of forward wardrobe planning! KA