Fashion in the 1950's

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Fashion in the 1950's

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Cinema Influence

Teenagers were the driving force behind fashion in the 50’s.A lot of the money teenagers acquired when towards the latest trends.The 1950s was the transition from a conservative and formal way of dressing to a more loose and informal style.As the decade passed it became more acceptable for both males and females to show more skin.

American cinema and television were a great influence on the fashion trends. Blue jeans, a leather jacket, and a white t-shirt became a famous outfit in this decade.This was influenced by Marlon Brando in the 1953 film The Wild OneSome boys wore more tailored, British-influenced Teddy Boy style of dress - high-waisted, narrow 'drain pipe' trousers, long jackets, slim ties and large, shiny pointy shoes called 'winklepickers'.

Marlon Brando

Teddy Boy Style

Men & Boys

Women & Girls

Women were influenced by Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly They inspired tiny waistlines and full skirts and busts. Slim pencil-line skirts were also popular. Stiletto-heeled shoes emerged in the early 1950s

Fashion in the 1950's


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