For those of us who lack curves, these can be created easily with a bit of help from belts, foundation garments and plenty of net and padding! A cocktail dress in the fifties could be comprised of any color and range from sleeveless to short, shoulder-baring sleeves to long-sleeves. The sweater evolved from turtleneck into the twin set - a 50s staple. Gloves were long in the evening pushed down with bracelets and short in the day.
Pencil line dresses were also very popular for all ages, being a very sophisticated look for more mature women worn with heels and plenty of accessories. The wiggle dress looks fabulous with a swing coat. A pencil skirt with a shirt or sweater and worn with flats is a more fun way of wearing the look. Again the skirt length is important - it must be calf length to look really 50s. The Sweater Girl Look: Ironically, it's a little shocking to the modern eye as this look's aim was to emphasise a thrusting conical shaped bust and was invariably worn with a bullet bra.
In actual fact, the modern rounded bust shape would have looked peculiar in the 50s - as everyone aimed for this shape bosom. Many vintage dresses accomodate for this shape in their makeup. The sweater evolved from turtleneck into the twin set - a 50s staple. Tip 1 — the foundation Foundation garments were deemed essential starting blocks. Nowadays, knickers are more hipster in style — but during the 50s, the waist was at the natural area just above the belly button.
If you want to wear a pencil skirt and you were modern underwear you will get the unsightly bumps caused by these knickers. So our first tip is — get the right knickers. Hats were small lampshade style, wide brimmed or pill box shaped and were often accompanied by a veil.
Gloves were long in the evening pushed down with bracelets and short in the day. Get yourself plenty of scarves, tie in the hair, around the neck or into a ponytail — dont be scared of using bold colours. Wearing a belt emphasised the slim waist that fashion demanded. Lippy Red lippy really made its mark during the 50s — but you need to find the right red for your skin tone. Blue reds for pinky skin tones and warm reds for yellow.
True red for everyone else. A girdle would be the ideal undergarment for such a form-fitting outfit. To channel the rebel vibe that the edgier crowd in the s leaned towards, a pair of tight, dark denim jeans rolled up to mid-calf or figure-hugging Capri pants and trousers paired with an equally snug sweater and tee, usually in blacks and reds, would be the ideal combination.
Combined with a pair of stiletto heels, leather jacket, elastic belt and an accentuating scarf hairpiece, this outfit would fit right in with the more rock-and-roll aspect of the '50s. If you were attending a more formal nighttime event during the s, you might wear a mid-calf cocktail dress made from such a material as silk, tulle, lace or chiffon, and adorned with bows and other feminine details, with petticoats underneath to create a more voluminous skirt.
A cocktail dress in the fifties could be comprised of any color and range from sleeveless to short, shoulder-baring sleeves to long-sleeves. If you were making a later appearance in the evening, you would wear a ball gown created from many of the same materials as a cocktail dress, albeit, slightly more dramatic in cut and appearance.
Both cocktail dresses and ball gowns could be worn with open or closed-toed heels and accessorized with long gloves, a clutch handbag and pearl or diamond jewelry. The average teenage girl in the '50s embraced the trend of pastel-colored fabrics and wore a great deal of yellow, white and pink.
To achieve the everyday outfit of the younger generation, you would pair a mid-calf full-circle skirt, lifted up by a crinoline petticoat, with a sweater or button-up blouse. You completed the look with the very popular cardigan sweater, possibly embroidered or beaded for extra flair, and flats or saddle shoes. Scarves were also often used to add a little flair to the common ponytail that teenage girls wore during this period.
While fashion in the s was primarily geared toward the revival of femininity, '50s men also had a distinct style of their own. To achieve the conservatively classic male image of the '50s, you could don a wool or cotton suit in a darker color, such as blue, gray or brown, with a skinny tie of the same color.
Our s-style clothing is a chic choice for any occasion! Fancy up your feet with our s-style shoes! Wear a pair of printed peep toes or bow-bedecked . s style clothing is timeless. Cool cats and hipsters made the s decade iconic for the youthful freedoms and fun sense of style. Cool cats and hipsters made the s decade iconic for the youthful freedoms and fun sense of style. Find and save ideas about 50s style clothing on Pinterest. | See more ideas about 50s look, 50s hairstyles and 50s vintage.