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1950's Fashion

Fashion of the 1950s swung away from the practical war-time looks of the ‘40s toward a more traditionally feminine look.

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1950s Navy & Pink Polka Dot Sweetheart Midge Swing Dress

1950s Polka Dot Swing Dress

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1950s Style Navy & White Polka Dot Print Mona Swing Dress

1950s Style Polka Dot Swing Dress

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White Matte Leatherette Peep Toe Slip On Heels

White Matte Slip On Heels

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Burgundy Velvet Gidget Fit & Flare Dress

Burgundy Velvet Fit & Flare

Unique Vintage

Blue & White Stripe Edith Swing Dress

Blue Striped Swing Dress

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Navy Blue High Waist Rizzo Cigarette Pants

Navy Blue Cigarette Pants

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Navy & Gingham Peplum Cooper Suit Dress

Navy Peplum Suit Dress

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Multicolored Plaid Maxine Swing Dress

Multicolored Plaid Swing Dress

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White & Red Cherry Print Livvie Swing Dress

Cherry Print Swing Dress

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White & Pink Floral Print Darienne Swing Dress

White & Pink Print Swing Dress

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Ivory & Multicolor Print Tarrytown Hostess Dress

Multicolor Print Hostess Dress

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Black & Pink Flamingo Print Ohara Swing Dress

Flamingo Print Swing Dress

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Birdcage Print Bobbie Swing Dress

Birdcage Print Swing Dress

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Denim Blue High Waist Rachelle Capri Pants

High Waist Capri Pants

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Black & White Gingham High Waist Rizzo Cigarette Pants

Black & White Cigarette Pants

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The "Casey" Dress in Lightweight Denim Cotton Chambray, True & Authentic 1950s Vintage Style

1950s Day Dress, Chambray

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The "Lola" Shirtwaister Dress in Solid Red with Contrast Collar, Perfect 1950s Style

1950s "Lola" Shirtwaister Dress

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Square Collar Retro Red 1950's Dress

Retro Red 1950's Dress

Zapaka Vintage

The "Charlene" Shirtwaister Dress in Summer Check Print, True & Authentic 1950s Vintage Style

1950s Shirtwaister Dress

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Tuck in or Tie Up "Maria" Blouse in Green Check Print, Authentic 1950s

1950s Tie Up Blouse

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Plaid Printed Stitching Vintage Dress

Plaid Printed Vintage Dress

Zapaka Vintage

The "Cora" Full Wrap Dress in Mustard with Wine Contrast Piping, Perfect 1950s Style

1950s Style Wrap Dress

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The "Beverly" Button Front Full Circle Skirt with Pockets in Green Check Print, True 1950s Vintage Style

1950s Full Circle Skirt

RocknRomance Vintage

Striped Stitching Retro 1950s Dress

Striped Retro 1950s Dress

Zapaka Vintage

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Christian Dior debuted his "New Look" silhouette which swept across Europe and America.  The dress shape was totally feminine and characterized by a nipped-in waist with full skirts that required crinoline undergarments for support.  This new silhouette became an instant success, bringing back beauty to women after the war ravaged their lives for so long.  

Fashion icons of the 1950s were stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Sophia Loren, James Dean, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelley.

The 1950s saw the introduction of many new fabrics like rayon, a synthetic fiber that was often blended with cotton and wool.  Plus there were plenty of patterns to choose from including gingham, plaid, Paisley, polka dots and geometric shapes!

The 50s were a time of change and new beginnings.   It was the decade where we saw the rise of rock 'n' roll, TV, and fast food. And it was also a time when women started to take on more responsibility in their homes and workplaces. There are many different styles from this era that have stood the test of time - so if you're looking for something classic or vintage, then look no further!  Poodle skirts, pencil skirts, saddle shoes, wide-leg trousers with name it!  Fashion-wise this decade is famous for clothing such as cardigans or jumpers - especially in black or navy blue. While skirts became shorter during this time period they still tended to be conservative by today's standards at about knee length.

Who doesn't love the fashions of the 1950's?  Young or old fashionistas are sure to enjoy this selection of vintage style 50s dresses, 50s pants styles, and 1950s outfits that were popular during one of America’s most iconic decades - the 50s! 

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