1950s Style for 21st Century Women

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

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.

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Good as Vintage Gold: 1950s Gold Sequin Dress for Magnum Ice Cream

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

1950s style marks an era of feminine glamour.1950s clothing inspired women to embrace their figures with hourglass silhouettes and hip-hugging cuts a la the pencil skirt and wiggle dress. I loved pairing my vintage ’50s dress and ’70s cuffs (from Sarara Vintage Couture) with a golden lip, lid and bronze cheeks. Here’s a look that’s inspiring me to “go gold” for a summer of vintage fashion love.

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10 Feminine ’50s Clothing Trends for Women Today

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

’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!

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Three Easy Ways to Wear 1950s Fashion

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

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.

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’50s Style Wiggle Dress – Stop Staring! Challenge

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Stop Staring! is a women’s clothing company that draws inspiration from the 1940s and 1950s for its USA-made line.

Since being introduced to Stop Staring!, I’ve fallen for it’s ’50s-style dresses the most. So to show you how versatile a ’50s-inspired floral wiggle dress can be, I recruited my friend Hope Adela of Pink Champagne Blog to share how she’d wear it, too.

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What Inspires Me About ’50s Dresses

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

‘50s dresses aren’t my usual stye of choice, but I challenged my creative limits and found that each had a special story to tell. So to show you how fashion goes deeper than surface-level, keep reading after the jump to not only see these 5 vintage dresses from the ’50s but to feel how their styles inspired new thoughts in my mind and love in my heart.

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1950s Shirtwaist Dress Worn 4 Ways (Not to Look Like a Housewife!)

Monday, April 9th, 2012

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.

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How 1950s Fashion Makes You Feel Like a Lady

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

1950s fashion was a decade of glamour, femininity and the return of European haute couture. Women were hungry for style, and the fashion freedom of the era inspired her gorgeous girl within to scream, “I am woman — see me dress!” Keep reading after the jump to learn how 1950s styles, tastes and trends can grow any girl’s wardrobe into one meant for a woman!

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