They did not use makeup. From stripes to florals, prints generally appeared in colors on a white background. Short beach robes, vests and smocks were other coverups for the pool or beach. Television transformed entertainment and the news, influencing trends and depicting fashion. History of fashion 1900-1990 What a Difference 100 Years Makes Looking back over fashion trends for the past 100 years can only cause one to marvel at the drastic changes that have occurred, often in lockstep with societal changes. Garter belts supported nylon stockings.
It was a dramatic change from wartime austerity styles. Some very fashion forward women tossed out the overskirt and just wore the pants. They look best with felt or cotton circle skirts and denim pants. Flowers were also the main theme with matching necklace and earring sets. Some girls wore jeans and leather jackets like the men, but most wore more typical college attire such as , , , and with.
Most ballgowns were sleeveless or may have had tiny spaghetti sleeves. Unfortunately, neither original Dior designs or spin offs are easily found in vintage clothing shops and shows today. In the 30s, women of the middle and upper class would basically wear the same attires due to the Great Depression. This was the fashion of the 1950s. Several petticoats often of varying styles were worn to get the 'just right' look of fullness which progressed from a gentle swish to a round ball like bouffant effect by the sixties.
An alternative to black was navy blue for evening wear. I love vintage gloves but beware of buying any without trying them on. Some girdles extended down to the thigh. Dress collars could be large and pointed, small round peter pan or bertha. The full skirts needed support to look good and nylon was used extensively to create bouffant net petticoats or paper nylon petticoats.
Women who needed further help were told by fashion magazines to sew a taffeta or acetate ruffle to the bust line of their bra 1950 World of Kays. Large cocktail rings dominated ladies fingers except for wedding rings. Evening versions of the New Look were very glamorous and consisted of strapless boned tops with full skirts and were ultra feminine. Tailored suits appeared very feminine, with tight waists and accentuated hips. The Trickle Down Effect Of course, not every woman was fortunate enough to own and wear true Dior clothing. The basque created by Marcel Rochas in 1942 finally opened the way to emphatic stylization of the torso.
We may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking a link. Short sleeve knits and snug blouses were worn under sweaters yet they never appeared bulky. Casual skirts were narrow or very full. The minister wears a double-breasted suit. Most pencil skirts were solid colors or plaid prints. Matching accessories were a big deal although there were a few years where choosing a complimentary color accessory was preferred over all matching.
Jewelry was classic and understated. Shirtwaists could be a solid color but were usually in a cotton percale print or gingham. Time Inc — via Google Books. A well dressed woman wore a variety of undergarments including a bra and panties. New Look jackets, tightly fitted to the figure, were lined with acetate and muslin to help stiffen and support the outer fashion fabric. Full skirts made of one large round piece of fabric were called circle skirts. Wide-brimmed saucer hats were shown with the earliest New Look suits, but smaller hats soon predominated.
Today we have this kind of prestige stores all over the world with branded clothes. Short hair was curled at the ends with bobby pins, appearing in fashion magazines for a sophisticated yet free look. Mass production of computers began. Some evening gowns could be shorter tea lengths but they were less common. See more ideas about Fashion history, Vintage dior and Vintage fashion. The padded shoulder, tubular, boxy line, and short skirt that had been around since before the war and was identified with uniforms was gone.
His designs offered a looser style that released women from stiffly structured tailored garments. Followed by the tunic dress which he designed in 1955 and which later developed into the chemise dress of 1957. They were more trimmed than house dresses with contrasting collars, buttons and belts, smaller pockets, dramatic collars, large bows, full pleats, and small pintucks on a bed of solid, textured, florals, dot and novelty print fabrics. We are constantly being bombarded with new fashion ideas from music, videos, books, and television. The desired look was a womanly hourglass figure, with a tiny waist, full hips, and a plentiful bust. Pinks and Reds were the common mix. By 1955, tight fitting became popular among American women.
However, get an authentic look, you will need a over a slip to protect your legs. Dresses had deeply cut necklines, and could be strapless, backless or off-the-shoulder. A bra added bust support and helped create the hour glass figure that was the style of the day. Learn more about 1950s and. Where I have drawn on the work, ideas and results of others this has been appropriately acknowledged in the thesis.