What they wore – 1950s Autumn and Fall

As the year moves into a colder season, it can be difficult to keep your vintage style. In fact, it’s one of the things I get asked the most. Taking a look at what they wore in the 1950s fall and autumn season is a great way to channel the styles of the past into your look – and as you know it’s one of my favourite ways to get some inspiration. As with the rest of the decade, nipped in waists with a full or pencil skirt was really fashionable, for fall and autumn they just used different colours …

What they wore – 1950s Lingerie and Shapewear

When you think of the 1950s, you automatically think of Hollywood glamour. At this time stars like Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell and Lana Turner had the ideal body type – big breasts, big hips and a small waist – the hourglass figure. If you didn’t have them naturally, you could use 1950s lingerie and shapewear to help you achieve the ideal body. The hourglass silhouette of the 1950s happened thanks to the lingerie of the decade. To get the desired fit and look of the clothes on the outside, it’s important to have the correct foundation garments underneath to push …

What they wore – 1950s wedding

Out of the 1940s, women in the 1950s were looking towards Hollywood for inspiration for what to wear so it’s no surprise that this extended to their wedding too. High fashion designers were in the spotlight as brides-to-be flocked to department stores and bridal salons where they viewed the latest runway wedding gowns, veils and flowers. This also extended to menswear, homewares and bridesmaid dresses where a day-long wedding event set the tone for them being a high fashion affair. Brides were encouraged to emulate their Hollywood icons and dress like the stars in the most expensive gown they could …

What they Wore – 1950s Summer Style

For the glamour and style you can’t beat a 1950s summer look. This is one of my favourite seasons combined with one of my favourite periods of fashion, so this article was a real treat to create. As you may already know, the post-war economic boom meant that people were not only spending more money they also wanted luxurious new styles. As I have covered in my post about Dior, flared dresses using oodles of fabric and fantastic hats and shoes were all extremely popular. This economic boom also resulted in the return of fashion. The make do and mend …