Here’s how five 1950s style looks – rockabilly, hot housewife, modern pin up, poodle skirt and sporty-varsity – can be worn without hesitation today. I provide advice on how to wear ’50s clothing without feeling like you’re wearing a costume and why 1950s style was the birth of American fashion and today, is one of the most popular vintage trends to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe.
Vintage crinoline comes in different shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Shorter and fluffier crinoline are called “square dancing” crinolines, and add volume to above-the-knee and mini skirts. Crinolines, which is a combination of the French words for horsehair and linen, of which the first crinolines were made from, were first worn around the 1830s and then fell out of complete favor by the 20th century teens.
’50s clothing trends are perhaps the most feminine and sophisticated for the modern vintage lover to wear, arguably the last remaining era of vintage fashion that’s available in ample supply to buy from boutique and online vintage sellers. I compiled a checklist for the ’50s fashion lover to use when compiling her ultimate ’50s “lady” style wardrobe. See if you own what’s on the list!
Fashions of the ’50s were more varied than ever before especially considering movies, magazines and television were quickly introducing new looks. Thus, the amount of “trends” from the decade are much greater than that of previous eras. I believe that every woman can channel some fifties fashion into her wardrobe — and fast! — using these three easy suggestions of what to wear for modern vintage style.
While known as the unofficial uniform of the classic housewife, today’s girl isn’t wearing her ’50s shirtwaist dress to fulfill archaic ideas of feminine fulfillment. To show how to wear a shirtwaist dress without looking like a housewife, I asked Elegant Musings to style one with modern day funk for looks that are still functional for day, just like the dress was invented to be.
Watch the video to see how I styled 5 vintage looks at The Family Vintage Jewels using one dress from…