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Supremely stylish: steal Bette Midler’s sixties look

Singers don’t come much more legendary than The Divine Miss M – that’s Bette Midler to you – and in honour of her new album, It’s the Girls, our fashion blogmasters have taken a closer look at that iconic, sixties girl group glamour that characterises Midler’s latest look and sound.

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Comedian, actress and singer Bette Midler is pretty much the world’s most fabulous polymath! And we have exciting news, she is returning to the UK to shine her star upon us, touring with material from her new album, It’s the Girls. Performing songs by The Supremes, The Shirelles and the Andrew’s Sisters, this tour will be a smashing celebration of the swinging sixties!

As the lady herself knows: “they say behind every great man, there’s a great woman. Well I think that behind every great woman, there should be at least two other women singing and dancing in perfect unison. I hope “It’s The Girls” gives you the impulse to dig deeper into the music and the lives of the women who made it. You won’t regret a moment…”

Which got us to thinking, what better way to celebrate the announcement than by embracing this season’s sixties trend?  We have picked out the three key pieces, which, while channelling the sixties spirit, won’t leave you looking like you’ve lost your way to a fancy dress party.

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Easy A

The mini-skirt, pioneered by British designer Mary Quant and synonymous with Twiggy, is the most iconic piece of sixties wear. Wearing an A line shape keeps the skirt from descending into “lady of the night chic”.

Turtle Power

Such a short hemline requires a proportionally high neckline – fashion is basically maths without the yawns – cosy and practical, this is where the turtleneck comes in.

These Boots Were Made For Dancing

They’re called the Swinging Sixties for a reason – feet should at all times be dance floor ready.

The Wind Beneath My Wings singer will appear at the following venues:

9 July – Barclaycard Arena Birmingham

11 July – Manchester, Manchester Arena

13 July – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

15 July – Leeds, First Direct Arena

18 July – London, The O2

Tickets are on sale now.

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