Girls in the 1950s primarily wore dresses of various types for most functions and dungarees when lounging about the house or playing outside. Skirts and dresses were the most acceptable form of dress for girls and women of all ages. Wearing pants was not a common thing at this point in time.Continue Reading
Dresses and skirts remained the most popular and common style of dress for girls and women in the 1950s. Girls wore dresses or skirts to school, to parties and for everyday life outside the house. A popular style at the time for teens was the jumper. This sleeveless dress attached to a skirt was easily changed and accessorized by wearing a different color or style of blouse beneath.
Dresses or skirts were typically always at least knee-length and often covered the whole knee. Full skirts were still the style at this time, and dresses were typically in soft colors and patterns. The sailor dress look was popular with young girls and teens. Snug waistlines were still the norm for dresses and skirts, but looser waistlines or no waistlines were just beginning to come into style.
Dungarees, or jeans, were only worn by women in the most casual of circumstances.Learn more about Clothing
Popular songs in the 1950s include rock-and-roll classics like Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" and Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue." "Your Cheatin' Heart" by Hank Williams was a country hit. Slow, soulful songs like Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" were also popular.Full Answer >
Some popular 1950s toys include Mr. Potato Head, Hula Hoops, Frisbees, Play-Doh and Silly Putty. Others include the Lingerie Lou doll and the Happi-Time doll and doll buggy.Full Answer >
Women's hairstyles that were popular in the 1950s include the bouffant, the curled long bob, the poodle cut and the pixie cut. Many hairstyles from the 1950s featured soft ringlets that framed the face.Full Answer >
The 1950s were a time of prosperity in America because of the economic boom after the end of the Great Depression, and home ownership was considered the epitome of the American dream. America saw increased material wealth and the growth of suburbs and automobile production.Full Answer >