1950s dating guide
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Even though we look back at the fifties as a colourful vibrant era – it was really a time of hard work for the country to get back to stability.
By the end of the decade, nearly every household had a television and people found they had disposable income again possibly influenced by the rise of women going to work.To think of 1950s fashion is akin to a bright summers day!Glamourous shapes, colourful prints and always exaggerated with voluminous skirts and tiny waists.There are two main silhouettes in 50s fashion – the wasp waist with full skirt and the slim fitting pencil skirt.Both are iconic 50s looks that prevailed until 1956 and can be portrayed as super sexy or fun and flirty – depending on how you wear them.All these economic and social changes had a significant impact on clothing and the pace of fashion in our country.
From a fashion point of view, this was the rise of the ‘ready to wear’ phenomenon.
Clothing was now being manufactured ‘en mass’ and with greatly improved standards in construction and cloth quality.
The beauty of the 1950s era is that there is a ‘look’ that will suit any body shape – the more womanly the better.
For those of us who lack curves, these can be created easily with a bit of help from belts, foundation garments and plenty of net and padding!
A bit of History To understand the clothing of this era, one must understand what was really going on and how it influenced everyone’s way of life and subsequently how they expressed themselves through dress.
Let’s not forget that people did not see the back of rationing in one form or another until 1958.