Many styles from the 1950s are still alive and present in today's fashion world. You may be surprised to find that we still wear many trends that were started in the 1950s, and that the staples of 50s are very similar to today's staples. Take a look...
Staple Number One:
The Shirtwaist Dress
Although its design is based off of a menswear staple, the shirtwaist dress' emphasis on the waist, small rounded shoulders, and the bust is anything but masculine. Both casual and dressy versions of the shirtwaist dress were staples in a woman's closet from the time Dior introduced the "New Look" silhouette in 1947. 1950s shirtwaist dresses were worn with petticoats underneath to increase the skirt's volume, and girdles to make the waist even smaller, creating a very dramatic look. They could also be worn more casually without any petticoat, such shirtwaists were referred to as house dresses.
Here's how you might find the shirtwaist dress or "shirt dress" today:
|Bayfront Bliss Dress by ModCloth|
|Olive and Oak's Navy Blue Shirt Dress|
|Take to the Wind Dress by ModCloth|
Staple Number Two:
The Cardigan Sweater
Cardigans have pretty much stayed true to their 1950s style.
|Old Navy Lightweight Cardi|
Staple Number Three:
The Wiggle Skirt (aka The Pencil Skirt)
Yup, the pencil skirt made it's debut way back in the 1950s! Here's the modern version:
|Vince Camuto Stretch-Knit Pencil Skirt|
Modernizing the 1950s Classics:
Do you wear any of these staples?