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.
‘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.
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.