When we think of the fifties we typically think of the usual things. We think of pink poodle skirts, sock hops, slicked back hair, grease jackets, carhops, and great music. A lot of us remember the great fashion choices back in the day.
It is no wonder that we think of the way people dressed in the fifties. They had some really amazing 50’s outfits. There were a lot of great styles during the fifties, and a lot of great choices to pick from.
Many famous designers emanated from this time period. Coco Chanel, for example, created the Chanel suits for women. Christian Dior and Savatore Ferragamo were also influential designers during this time period.
Actresses also made many of the 50’s outfits fashionable. Audrey Hepburn was one such actress. She was the actress that made the ballet flat shoe fashionable during the fifties.
Elizabeth Taylor made designer Dior’s outfits look great. Dior designed clothes that exaggerated hourglass shapes. Elizabeth Taylor had a figure that could pull off her hourglass shape, white an actress like Audrey Hepburn would not.
Marilyn Monroe was another influential fashionista. Her stylish makeup was copied by thousands of girls across the country. People even started sporting her stylish mole.
The younger generation wore poodle skirts or full skirts to extenuate their skinny waist. Pink was a popular choice for 50’s outfits for teenagers. A blouse was usually tucked in to the skirt, and a scarf was worn around the neck or in the hair.
Boys especially enjoyed wearing rolled up jeans. Famous actors of the time, such as James Dean, introduced the teenage generation in to sporting more “bad boy” gear. This included slicking hair back and wearing leather jackets. Blue skinny jeans that were rolled up and white tee shirts were also a popular choice.