1950's Fashion
1950's designers included Christian Dior , Cristiobal Balenciaga , and Pierre Balmain. Each known for their own unique sense of style and elegance. Christian Dior created the "New Look" exaggerating the hour glass figure of a woman. Balenciaga however chose to exaggerate and broaden the shoulders of the woman's clothing but still giving it tasteful style and elegance. As for Balmain , he brougt the feminine french look to america in the 1950's. weheartvintage.co
Clothes that woman of the 1950's wore consisted of pencil skirts that were worn with a loose fitting blouse. Other styles of skirts that were popular were ankle length fluffy skirts. Woman would wear jackets with a waistline that gave her a more rounded figure. Popular shoes that woman wore were stilettos that had a thin heel to them. Bras that had a cone-like shape for womans breasts were also very popular in the 1950s. fashion.lilithezine.com
Greasers: 1950's youth subculture of america. The greasers listened to Rock & Roll , and looked up to figures such as James Dean and Marlon Brando. Greasers were more common in poor neighborhood than high class communities. The name greaser comes from the hair gel or "grease" used to style their hair. Men in the 1950's wore pretty drab clothing such as suits with dark colors that were fairly conservative. Many followed the same clothing trends and did not express individuality. 25.media.tumblr.com
Popular fabrics that were used for woman's dresses in the 1950's were taffeta, nylon, rayon, wool and leather that came in radiant colors and patterns. As nylon became less expensive, it was specifically used to make lingerie, blouses and sports wear for woman. Cotton was also popular but Dacron and rayon did not make wrinkles so woman were drawn to those fabrics. Acrylic, spandex and polyester also started to be used for clothes in the 1950's. img0.etsystatic.com