Featuring tight bodices and flowing or fitted skirts, high heels, and horny undergarments, Fifties fashion for girls still has an attraction as well as a mystique. In nearly the entire division store catalogs used to compile this part on style of the 1950’s advertising and marketing was geared in direction of women. Designers also made extra effort to accommodate various sizes and styles of ladies. Properly-dressed women wore elbow size gloves with formal or night wear, which included quick sleeved clothes or strapless robes.
In the direction of the top of the last decade, many younger men adopted the more tailor-made, British-influenced Teddy Boy fashion of gown – high-waisted, slender ‘drain pipe’ trousers, lengthy jackets, slim ties and enormous, shiny pointed shoes called ‘winklepickers’.
More rebellious looks started to emerge in the direction of the tip of the decade, with tighter, less conservative silhouettes for women and leather-based jackets and boots changing into increasingly widespread for males. Dior’s iconic ‘New Look’ arrived in Paris in 1947 and as a result of it’s vastly different form to the battle years – had an unlimited affect on the style world.
I at all times say that if I used to be not dwelling within the twenty first century, I would certainly need to live within the Fifties. Some in style icons embody Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. Most clothes were worn casually, and have been accentuated with circle skirts, halter straps, or small collars.
Blame it on the tv collection Mad Men for bringing the fashion of the fifties in the limelight again. These Fifties teen clothing fashions originated in America and then filtered to Britain to encourage their vogue developments of the time. Thankfully for all of you style and Nineteen Fifties dreamers, the Cotton Couture exhibition at the Manchester Gallery is on display until June, 2015.