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How to dress like a Londoner: the Land Girl

Posted at 9:45 am, August 12, 2012 in Shopping & Style
Land Girl

Looking to assimilate with the natives this summer? Here’s our failsafe guide to recreating the city’s stand-out styles. Today’s look: the Land girl.

Going out in certain parts of London, namely Broadway Market on a Saturday morning, can be a little like stepping out of a Tardis and into the year 1944. Girls have hair pin-curled like Diana Dors, wear modest floral dresses nipped in at the waist and Mary Jane shoes that look like props from a tapdancing lesson on an episode of ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’. Vintage sourcing is the key element in perfecting this type of fashionable period costume – raid the retro boutiques of Camden, Crouch End and Brick Lane in order to channel the spirit of the Blitz. Your crucial accessory, other than an old-school satchel, is a Pashley bicycle, complete with bread-stuffed basket. A small, neckerchiefwearing dog is the optional icing on the retro cupcake.

Dress Vintage, Painted Black, £20
Shoes Capezio, £35
Satchel The Cambridge Satchel Company, £74
Bicycle Pashley, £544.99

Pin-curls set The Painted Lady, £40

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