Nyssa’s wardrobe will never set the world alight. One of the 80’s costumed companions, she just spent too much time as the alien, fairy princess, but to give her props, when she finally drops the tulle skirt, crown and maroon the two looks she wears in later episodes are floaty, feminine classics, that any hipster could get away with today.

However, this is Nyssa, and there’s a reason why she came in at the bottom of my 1980’s Companion Style Wars list, everything is almost perfect with this look, the stripes, the vintage skirt, the seriously excellent Kate Bush vibes, but then the shorts, why the shorts…

The only saving grace is that at least they are in Nyssa’s favourite colour.

The Top.


I love Nyssa’s top and the way is channels the 80’s, while at the same time it wouldn’t look out of place on a pair of city shorts today.

As much as I love Nyssa’s top however, I haven’t been able to find an exact match for it, so here are some alternatives, to give you that hint of Nyssa’s style.

shoppingWomen Long Sleeve Sailor Collar-Ebay 12.47

shoppingRomantica Pleated Collar Blouse-YesStyle 17.96

shoppingWomen’s Vintage 80s White Cotton Blend Sailor Collar Blouse-Etsy TheSpidersWebVintage 23.17

index.jpegSailor blouse Women’s Lavender Blue-CHLOÉ 380.00


The Skirt.

shoppingRainbow Stripe A Line Skirt-Romwe 20.25

shoppingOnlrainbow Pleated skirt-Only 37.99

What’s Underneath?

Under a seriously nice skirt, Nyssa wears a pair of loose fitting shorts.

This length of shorts is really hard to find, so as always I’ve come up with an alternative.

shopping (1)Ladies Look Plain Cropped Stretch Thick Cotton 3/4 Shorts Legging-3.99


Nyssa finishes off this look with a pair of patent court shoes in a fetching shade of maroon.