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3 Dec

1950’s Fashion Tips From The Catwalks

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Fashion likes to repeat. In a fall / winter we observe a big comeback of utterly feminine 1950’s. What does it mean? Imagine an hourglass silhouette, cleavage, pencil skirt and long gloves put together on a best background – a curvaceous woman’s body. Pretty impressive, isn’t it?

In a fall / winter we observe a big comeback of vintage, especially the utterly feminine 1950′s and 1960′s mod fashion. Those who are into 50’s glam will choose full skirts, swing jackets, cinched waist and gloves to make their looks reminiscent of film stars and fashion icons Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

  • remember to highlight your waist with a small belt, this is the best accessory to recreate an hourglass silhouette
  • buy a high-waisted mid-length skirt (as seen on: Alexa Chung, Carey Mulligan), below-the-knee pencil skirt (Carine Roitfeld, Kate Moss) or a circle skirt, they’re all very retro
  • don’t be afraid to create an eclectic look with mixed patterns that pop – mix florals, checks and vintage colours
  • make sure you have matching accessories: long leather gloves, a satchel, ribbon head band, fedora, horn-rimmed glasses, a silk scarf
  • fur is another key element of 1950’s, especially as a cute addition to the coat
  • as of hair, try one of these styles: a pulled back ponytail with bangs, a bouffant top knot, or just anything with waves and structure
  • 50s’ makeup means glamour red lips and a liquid eyeliner

Back in the 1950′s, women’s fashion was very feminine and lady-like. Dresses were the most common article of clothing worn by women at that time. Even in the afternoons, women wore “day dresses,” which were usually wrap dresses or just plain simple dresses. Floral prints, collars, frills, and swing skirts were all big trends. Looking into the Spring of 2010, I noticed this retro, classy trend coming back in a more vibrant, modernized way. Not only for dresses, but in rompers as well. Colorful, floral prints are everywhere. Dresses with swing skirts are back too. So are high waists that are belted. I bought myself a springy, floral print romper and floral swing dress, and a white hat, all from Target, to complete the whole retro, lady-like look! Here’s some examples that may inspire you to go out and trade your little black club dress for one of these.

1950’s fashion tips

1950s fashion was characterized by a return to glamour and luxury after the austerity of World War II. The post-war period saw a boom in consumer culture, with people eager to embrace new styles and trends. Here are some of the key features of 1950s fashion:

Full skirts and dresses: Full skirts and dresses with nipped-in waistlines were a popular style in the 1950s, often made of fabrics such as taffeta, organza, or lace. These dresses emphasized the hourglass figure and were often worn with crinoline petticoats to add volume.

Pencil skirts: Pencil skirts were also a popular style in the 1950s, with a straight, narrow cut that emphasized the hips and legs. These skirts were often made of wool or tweed and were paired with fitted blouses or sweaters.

Capri pants: Capri pants were a popular style of pants in the 1950s, characterized by their cropped length and slim cut. These pants, also known as pedal pushers, were often worn with ballet flats or low-heeled pumps.

Twinsets: Twinsets, consisting of a matching cardigan and sweater or blouse, were a popular style in the 1950s. These sets were often made of soft, lightweight fabrics such as cashmere or angora.

Cat-eye sunglasses: Cat-eye sunglasses were a popular accessory in the 1950s, characterized by their upswept corners and exaggerated shape. These sunglasses were often paired with glamorous, Hollywood-inspired hairstyles.

Overall, 1950s fashion was characterized by a return to femininity and glamour, with an emphasis on form-fitting silhouettes, luxurious fabrics, and elegant accessories. The clothing styles of the era reflected the optimism and prosperity of the post-war period, with people eager to embrace new styles and trends after years of austerity.

1950’s fashion inspiration

There were many iconic actresses and models in the 1950s whose style has continued to inspire fashion trends even today. Here are a few examples: Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot.

Marilyn Monroe was one of the most iconic actresses of the 1950s, known for her glamorous style and bombshell looks. She often wore form-fitting dresses that emphasized her curves, and her look was characterized by its sex appeal and sophistication. Audrey Hepburn was a Hollywood actress and fashion icon known for her elegant, classic style. She often wore tailored dresses, slim-fitting pants, and ballet flats, and her look was characterized by its simplicity and understated elegance.

Grace Kelly was an American actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III. She was known for her timeless, sophisticated style, often wearing tailored suits, classic dresses, and elegant hats. Her look was characterized by its sophistication and glamour. Brigitte Bardot was a French actress and sex symbol known for her blonde hair and sultry style. She often wore form-fitting dresses, high heels, and bold accessories, and her look was characterized by its sensuality and daring.

These actresses embodied the style and spirit of the 1950s, each with their own unique take on the fashion of the era. Their iconic looks continue to inspire fashion trends and serve as a source of inspiration for those seeking to recreate the timeless style of the 1950s.

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