Retro floral wallpaper prints are hot right now – check out our five favourites

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Retro floral prints are back in fashion
Retro floral prints are having a revival. (Oasis / Monki / New Look / ASOS)

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If you've been shopping online or IRL recently, you might have been hit with a wave of nostalgia – especially if you grew up in the 1970s.

That's because '1970s-curtain' style retro floral prints are everywhere you look this summer.

So why the sudden onslaught of fashion influences from 50 years ago? Well, after years of unprecedented and difficult times, it's easy to see why there's an even bigger desire than normal to evoke simpler, happier times.

What better way to do this than by opting to wear prints that reflect that time?

There's truth in it – because every piece we've chosen in these vibrant, positivity-inducing prints, whether a dress, a top, or trousers, has put a smile on our faces. And lots of other people's, too, because these retro floral prints are being snapped up super-fast.

That's the power of nostalgia in action...

Our favourite 70s retro print looks

Retro Print Cotton Straight Leg Trouser | £39.20 (was £49) from Oasis

A great statement trouser to add to your wardrobe. (Oasis)
A great statement trouser to add to your wardrobe. (Oasis)

There's no missing these statement trousers with their bold orange floral pattern. Pair with a white tee and sandals for a more subtle pop of print this summer. Or, if you want to go full '70s style, there's a matching peplum top to create a colourful standout ensemble.

Long-sleeved Floral Tie-Waist Blouse | £20 from Monki

A versatile top that can be dressed up or down. (Monki)
A versatile top that can be dressed up or down. (Monki)

This slim-fitting, tie waist top made from recycled polyester, not only has a beautiful retro floral pattern but we also love the delicate puff at the shoulders. It'll look great with jeans and denim skirts, as well as smarter, pink or black wide-legged trousers and platform sandals for a party.

Orange Retro Floral Tie Back Midi Dress | £29.99 from New Look

Retro print dress perfection. (New Look)
Retro print dress perfection. (New Look)

Our favourite iteration of the 70s retro floral print, we love this 100% cotton dress for its puffy, elbow-length sleeves, the square neckline and the empire-line bust that flows down into a swishy skirt with a frill. But we especially love that it ties in a big bow in the middle of your back. It also comes in a tall version.

Vero Moda Curve Retro Floral Mini Dress | £38 from ASOS

This mini dress is .(ASOS)
This mini dress is ideal for sunny days. (ASOS)

This pretty, flirty round-neck mini is made from 100% cotton, with a tie waist and button-keyhole back. And the pink, orange and yellow pattern is like sunshine in a dress. You could always also wear it over leggings on cooler days.

Never Fully Dressed Remi Floral Ruffle Sleeve Dress, Multi | £89 from John Lewis

Who says retro florals can't be dressy? (John Lewis)
Who says retro florals can't be dressy? (John Lewis)

The perfect, summer wedding-guest look with a vibrant pattern of blooms, this tapers in gently at the waist for a flattering silhouette. And we adore the statement, ruffled sleeves. If you're breastfeeding, the brand even suggests wearing it back to front so you can unzip it for easy access. Genius.

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