Fabulous Fashions of the 1950s by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

By Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the Nineteen Fifties, ladies showcased their hourglass figures with cinched waists and whole skirts. Their hair regarded dependent and fashionable in poodle cuts and bouffants. males sported grey flannel matches and pompadours or duck tails. The time period teen used to be coined and firms well-known the spending energy of this actual workforce. Elvis Presley governed the airwaves whereas Marilyn Monroe was once queen of the silver reveal. examine the models, fads, popular culture icons, and international occasions of the Nineteen Fifties.

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They cut and curled it. They slept in rollers. They got permanent waves. No one wanted long, straight hair. This was the time of soft and feminine hair. Women were ready to do anything they needed in order to get it. There were no handheld blow-dryers, as we know them today. They were bulky models with hoses connected to plastic bonnets. Women also went to salons where they could sit under large domes that sent out hot air. Luckily, there were plenty of hair products on the market. These included home perms, curlers, hair spray, and gels.

Both men and women replaced their wool knits and cottons with these new materials. /Sears® In addition to being wrinkle-free, these Dacron dresses also promise to keep their color in the wash and resist sweat stains. It made laundry a lot easier for the average housewife! A Touch of Spain Bullfighters were popular in Spain, and their fashion was popular in the United States. The matador, or bullfighter, wears a certain type of hat and jacket. Designers offered matador hats and bolero jackets in rich colors from yellow to red and black.

Greaser—A rebellious young man from the 1950s, usually of the working class, who dressed in T-shirts, leather jackets, and jeans and slicked his hair back. merchandise—The items that we buy. pedal pushers—Another term for capri pants. petticoats—Underskirts that are often trimmed with ruffles or lace. rebel—Someone who goes against the established society. stilettos—Thin, spiked, high-heeled shoes. stole—A long, wide piece of fabric, often made of chiffon, wool, or fur, worn across the shoulders.

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