Here are some 1950s women’s fashion looks to reinvent today! American fashion and today, is one of the most popular vintage trends to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. After World War II ended in 1945, the doors for American fashion designers opened wide with stylish opportunity. The haute couture houses of fashion in Paris stopped producing designs during the war, so by the mid ’40s their influence had waned. In their place, vintage designers like Bonnie Cashin, Ceil Chapman and Pauline Trigere were introduced to women’s closets in the ’50s. 1950s has a style for you. If you are a seller, please leave a comment with a link to your favorite ’50s garment in the comments below!
Feel free to scroll through the post for inspiration on how to wear ’50s style in a contemporary way, or click any of the links below to be taken immediately to the text within the article! Rockabilly is a fashion and lifestyle culture popular in the southern and western areas of the United States. B with country hillbilly music from the ’40s and ’50s. Elvis and Johnny Cash were birthed from the rockabilly music scene.
Today, rockabilly music, lifestyle and fashion lives on in states like California, Tennessee, Washington and Nevada. 50s activities like bowling and bingo. Rockabilly is about dressing sexy while still maintaining a unique edge. Bettie Page pin-up looks of the ’40s and ’50s. The stereotypical rockabilly girl is commonly seen with coiffed hair, tattoos and wing tip eyeliner while wearing a 1950s dress, cat eye sunglasses and stilettos. But that isn’t the only way you can dress rockabilly.
Even just adding the makeup, or wearing a look like Jasmin from Vintage Vandal above, captures the rock-chic glam of this ’50s look. Red and black is a common color combo for the quintessential rockabilly look. Jasmin went for an all black-red look, including her vintage accessories. Her transformation from goodie-two-shoes is made possible thanks to the body-hugging styles of tight leather pants, an off the shoulder top and red kitten heels. During the baby boomer era of the ’50s, the average age of marrying was 20. By the mid ’50s, approximately a quarter of married women were working. If a woman was left to cook, clean and care for the kids, she wasn’t wearing Uggs and sweatpants in the ’50s.