What did women wear in the 1950s? Attending Hot August Nights, the largest classic car show in the west, has inspired me to take a look at 1950s fashion for women. My hubby and I usually dress up in vintage or repro ’50s clothes before going out to see all the cars. Sadly not very many people dress up, or if they do it’s just in 50s costumes.
1950s School Clothes. Life as a ’50s teenager was divided between school and weekends. The clothing worn to each was very different. Schools had rules, a lot of rules, that governed the type of clothing students could wear such as hem length, shoes, and even hairstyles.
Fashion in the 1950s varied greatly from the beginning to end. Maybe not quite as extreme as the ’60s, 1950s fashion saw the introduction of many new styles as well as many styles that paid homage to the 1920s. The waistline was a major issue in the 1950s. Some women really like the snug fit of the Dior dresses while others liked the dresses ...
While Christian Dior gave birth to 50s fashion with his New Look in 1947, many other designers influenced the decade. Clare McCardell, an American designer, had introduced a casual country-girl look to clothing in the 40's using denim and gingham. She continued to design clothing throughout the 50's. Cristóbal Balenciaga gave us the 3/4 length ...
1950’s Women’s Suits and Coats. Much like today, suits gave the 50’s woman more style options than wearing a dress did …. Click to see more 1950s Women’s Suits and Coats. 1950’s Fashion Hats. 1950s Fashion – Hats, were a necessity for the well dressed woman (or man). The choice of hat style, color and material was almost limitless…
How To Wear 50s Fashion. Find your fifties style, be it rockabilly, pin-up, greaser, swing or something else. Aim for an hourglass silhouette with fit-and-flare dresses and poodle skirts. Throw on a cropped cardigan or sweater for an instant hit of ’50s prep. Add chic accessories like gloves, silk scarves, and pearl jewellery.
Part two of our look at men’s 1950s clothing and fashion leaves the dull grey of the workplace behind and enters the vibrant casual clothing world. Read part 1 about men’s 1950s business attire here.. During the ‘50s, leisurewear for men became very popular. Instead of wearing three piece suits all day long, men would dress for business in the morning and quickly changed into more ...
In the 1950s, fashion was more conservative and gender-specific than it is today. Teenage girls were expected to wear skirts and dresses in all but the most casual circumstances. Teenage boys had a little more freedom to be casual, wearing dungarees (or jeans) in the style James Dean and Marlon Brando, popular screen actors of the day.
1950s style clothing is timeless.Cool cats and hipsters made the 1950s decade iconic for its youthful freedoms and fun sense of style. Fifties fashion goes beyond poodle skirts and saddle shoes, however, because teenagers weren’t the only ones setting clothing trends. 1950s housewives played a role in defining the ultra-feminine style we love to wear today.
Pant legs became narrow during the '50s. Pants were very popular and worn at home and for leisure. The capri was mid-calf length; the peddle pusher was a long short; Bermuda shorts were knee-length. These were worn with flat shoes, ballet-type flats, and simple sneakers (like Keds). Socks were optional.