We expose so much skin today in comparison to what a woman would be comfortable doing in the s. I am always looking for vintage clothing and I re-sell vintage and retro items on Etsy. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. A shirtwaist dress, designed with a bodice that looks like a shirt complete with collar, buttons and sometimes sleeve cuffs.
Even when not as luxurious as the high society events of the Drapers, a lady was expected to slip into something a bit more fancy for her post-work affairs. Because this jacket style was less sexy in appearance, I assume that the shape was more popular for the older crowd versus the trend-chasing young lady of the era with the energy to push her body into the New Look shape!
When you think of the s, you probably imagine a poodle-skirt wearing girl with a bowed ponytail and in a short sleeve pink knit sweater. It was nicknamed the circle skirt because of its circular shape along the edges of the skirt hem. We expose so much skin today in comparison to what a woman would be comfortable doing in the s. So for beach dressing, a lady wore cotton outfits of playful designs and skin-revealing cuts because the environment was appropriate for such a look.
Your articles are always such a pleasure to ready, Sammy! You can feel your joy and enthusiasm with each word and turn of phrase. Thanks for your contribution to making vintage known. Jacques Fath also made some really cool ties for the guys. And I really loved how those dresses went wild with the floral fabrics.
Good incentive to dig deeper. I am always looking for vintage clothing and I re-sell vintage and retro items on Etsy. You really have a god eye! The lower part of the dress is a circle skirt, but the hem on one side left front and side is not symmetrical with the rest of the dress. There is about a four inch drop in the hemline, much like a train. I am not sure if this was an intentional design or a mistake.
If anybody can help me understand these styles…. I would so much appreciate any advice. Mother might, however, wear a wrap dress as pictured here. Or the simple everyday dresses also pictured. It was the most common item worn by women at the time. As the decade moved on, polka dots became a very popular style.
Why, is a question mark but I believe that Women were just getting a little sick of always wearing either a solid color or a floral print. The polka dot style could be in any color, short or long, full or pencil looks. This model has coordinated with white accessories which would make this a summery ensemble.
Had she chosen dark coordinating items it would have been fine for fall or winter. Here is a little different take on the polka dot. Using fruit in a bold color was just one way designers tried to differentiate their designs from the crowd.
The long gloves on this model would probably be worn for evening and not with a day dress. Although with that hat it could have been a Kentucky Derby ensemble.
This woman is wearing a knit dress. Knits were worn for occasions that required a little bit more of a dressed up look. Knits were generally more expensive and favored by the big European Design Houses. Here is another form fitting dress, this one in wool. This outfit would definitely be for winter. Well the s brought silk back into the dress market and the women loved it. Pictured here is a feminine pink springtime dress with a shirt type front and dainty round collar.
Find clothing for women over 50 at Macy's Macy's Presents: The Edit - A curated mix of fashion and inspiration Check It Out Free Shipping with $75 purchase + Free Store Pickup. s Fashion – Women’s Dresses Women dressed “smartly’ in the Fifties. s Fashion Women’s Dresses were all about good grooming and a tailored look, these attributes were prized. Acting and looking “every inch the lady” was taught virtually from the cradle and wearing a dress was a given. What did women wear in the s? Attending Hot August Nights, the largest classic car show in the west, has inspired me to take a look at s fashion for women. My hubby and I usually dress up in vintage or repro ’50s clothes before going out to see all the cars.