Zooey Deschanel has designed a capsule collection for Tommy Hilfiger.

The 'New Girl' actress has created 16 dresses which combine her signature girly style with the designer's classic colour palette and simple tailoring.

Hilfiger explained to WWD: ''They are Sixties-inspired short dresses. There is a lot of red, white and blue, but done in a Zooey way with interesting detail and flirty fabrics. They are very Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy - really from the Sixties in London.

''That's not something we would normally put in our regular sportswear line - maybe we'd be inspired by the Sixties for the runway, but it's a new way to look at fun, American classics.''

After meeting via a mutual friend and discovering their common love of vintage fashion, the pair got to work immediately on ideas for a collaboration.

Zooey said: ''I am a fashion fanatic, and I am always looking for new ways to incorporate vintage, feminine pieces into my own wardrobe.

''Tommy and I share many of the same inspirations - old-school music, classic films and old Hollywood icons - and his guidance during the design process helped to put a really unique twist on each piece.''

The dresses each take their names from one of Zooey's closest friends, with prices ranging between $98 and $199.

The first 14 pieces will arrive in store at Macy's on April 14, with the full collection available on Hilfiger's official website on April 21.