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Retro is making a comeback & River Island has the styles and patterns

Written by Tamzin Janse van Vuuren


Posted on October 02 2020

River Island has for many decades been one of the UK’s foremost fashion brands. With their ability to answer to the fashion needs of the everyday woman, they are the first choice for many ladies when shopping new and trending styles for the new season.


Many ladies look to River Island to find out what is trending and what has made a comeback.


Did you know that fbo stocks a vast selection of the latest offerings from River Island? Take a look at our River Island Collection online or shop in one of our spacious and comfortable stores.


This season, retro is making a massive comeback and the River Island brand reflects this popular trend.

 River Island Retro Clothing

If you also want to be part of this hot, new trend, shop the River Island brand, and discover some beautiful retro styles that you will absolutely love.


Retro sunglasses.


One of the most popular retro items from River Island at the moment is their retro sunglasses. These have an aviator style with brown lenses and River Island stocks both men’s and women’s retro sunglasses. We love their tortoiseshell frames and cat-eye shaped lenses that make you look like you have just emerged from the 1920s!


Retro maxi dresses.


Looking for a pretty summer dress? Browse River Island’s retro collection and discover flowing maxi dresses in floral prints and feminine designs. These dresses look wonderfully different and feature styles that have stood the test of time. They are great to wear to summer braais, to special events or to work for an elegant and sophisticated look.


Vintage jeans.


If you are sick and tired of wearing the same old skinny jeans and are looking for something a little different, you have come to the right place! River Island has a beautiful collection of retro jeans that come in a range of flattering styles. Very popular at the moment is their flared jeans in medium blue that look great on any body type. Wear them with your favourite tee and sneakers or pair them with a shimmery top for an elegant and smart outfit.


The peasant top.


Another highly popular garment from the River Island Retro collection is the peasant top. These tops are lightweight, pretty and come in a range of lovely designs and colors. They look great with a pair of classic, blue jeans or when worn with smart trousers at work.


The Retro A-line dress.


For those ladies looking for a dress with a difference, River Island may have just what you have been looking for! They have a beautiful selection of retro A-line dresses that are reminiscent of the bygone era of the roaring twenties.


These A-line dresses feature black and white colour blocks and lightly skim the hip area for a flattering look that covers a multitude of sins.


Pair them with some killer heels and wear them to the office or to drinks with friends.


Retro shawls.


Up your accessory game this coming summer season with one of River Islands retro shawls! These are made from delicate fabrics and are embellished with beads and beautiful embroidery. They are ideal to throw over your shoulders when wearing a cocktail dress or on the beach for a thoroughly unique outfit.


The classic black dress.


No wardrobe is complete without a classic, little black dress. Pick one up for yourself from River Islands retro collection, where you have a wide choice and can select one that sits just above the knees, a shorter version or one that offers a unique twist in the form of puffed sleeves or a plunging neckline.