//1// The Shirt-Waist Dress
Its design is based off of a menswear staple. The shirt-waist dress' emphasis on the waist, small rounded shoulders, and the bust is anything but masculine. Both casual and dress versions of the shirt-waist dress were staples in a woman's closet from the time Dior introduced the "New Look" silhouette in 1947. 1950s shirt-waist dresses were worn with petticoats underneath to the increase the skirts volume, and girdles to make the waist even smaller. They could also be worn more casually without a petticoat. Such shirt-waist dresses were referred to as house dresses.
//2// The Cardigan Sweater
//3// The Wiggle Skirt (The Pencil Skirt)
The sexier option for women was the wiggle (or pencil) skirt. The shape of the wiggle skirt was a high and tight pleated waist, form fitting through the hips, and slightly tapered through the knee.
Have you incorporated 1950s fashion into your style without even knowing it?