Style

Fashion in the 1950s was divided between the sophisticated Chanel/Dior end of the scale, and the  newly invented teenage style, which included tight sweaters and round skirts that enhanced tiny waists. During the day time, women were usually spotted wearing calf length dresses with bold prints and wide belts to cinch the waist line. These patterns and designs were advertised across glamour magazines such as Vogue and Women’s Weekly. Hollywood also had a major role in influencing 1950s clothing. Movie stars, such as curvaceous blondes Marilyn Monroe(5)and Jayne Mansfield, wore clothing that enhanced every feature. Women wanted 
narrow waist lines, as seen in most movies, so garments were fitted at the waist. Flared skirts and dainty flared dresses were also a distinguishing mark of this period.                                                                                                                   




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