1950s Fashions

1950s Fashions

1950s Fashions, what we wear tells a lot about a culture. The 1950s was fundamentally a time of conformity. You won’t find anything wild or risqué on these pages. Think of it as good, clean, wholesome stuff. The mini skirts and wild fashions don’t arrive until the 1960s.

Sorry, guys, but Grease was a movie. Most kids didn’t look quite that cool. We dressed very conservatively. What is shown on these pages is an accurate representation of 50s clothing. Explore individual pages for 1950s Dresses, Blouses, Pants, Evening Gowns, Bathing Suits, Shoes and so much more. Interested in 1950s makeup or hairstyles they’re here as well. There’s even a page for 1950s men’s fashion, so spend some time and enjoy!

Woman’s – Dresses

Acting and looking “every inch the lady” was taught virtually from the cradle and wearing a dress was a given…

1950s Teen Clothes

How teens had to dress and how they wanted to dress were often two different things ….

1950s Woman’s Skirts

The poodle skirt. This is the look most associated with the Fifties. And when you saw the “skirt” link, it’s what you most expected to find ….

1950s Women’s Blouses

Softness and femininity were the key ingredients to 50s women’s blouses ….


1950s Pants, Shorts and Swimwear

Although dresses were the norm, 50’s women did wear slacks or shorts to casual or outdoor affairs ….

1950’s Evening and Formal Wear

Soft, feminine, romantic…these words best describe 50’s evening wear ….


1950’s Women’s Suits and Coats

Much like today, suits gave the 50’s woman more style options than wearing a dress did ….

1950’s Fashion Hats

1950s Fashion – Hats, were a necessity for the well dressed woman (or man). The choice of hat style, color and material was almost limitless…


1950’s Swim Suits

Most of the pictures shown are of fashion models and pin-up girls….



1950’s Ladies Shoes

Women’s love affair with shoes didn’t just start recently, the 1950’s was no different and the stiletto heal was all the rage ….



1950’s Ladies Undergarments

Women and teens wore girdles and petticoats. They were uncomfortable. They were hot. They were mandatory ….



1950s Men’s Fashion

Men didn’t have many workplace choices for color. Dark blue, dark brown, and charcoal were the norm for work ….