Dress like a bobby soxer in one of our many colorful poodle skirts , a modest fuzzy sweater or cute striped top , a chiffon scarf tied jauntily around your neck or ponytail, and, of course, classic saddle shoes. Nifty 50's Costumes and Accessories.
The s was an era that, while not particularly risk-taking, brought about many changes in the wardrobes of women and men throughout the United States. The development of mass-production clothing that the consumer could easily wash at home and still maintain its proper tailored appearance allowed for an influx of new fabrics, such as polyester and nylon, and a comforting sense of conformity. Both the designers and wearers of the clothing embraced the femininity and traditionalism that had been absent during the previous war years.
With an emphasis on the shape of the body and conservatism, the clothing styles in the s are still considered flattering and classy decades later. The key to achieving the iconic housewife appearance of the s is practicality. A simple wrap dress with a full a-line skirt in a solid or print pattern, such as polka dots or plaid, is a quick way to look put-together while doing everything from cleaning the house to running errands to going out to lunch.
Adding a hat, short gloves and flats or short open-toed heels is an easy way to create a complete daytime ensemble. For a more business-like and professional appearance replicating that which was worn by women in the '50s, a pencil dress or skirt suit in a rich, dark color, and possibly made from velvet, is the ideal option. A pencil skirt that falls below your knees will showcase your figure, while still maintaining an appropriate level of modesty for the occasion.
To elongate your appearance in a dress or skirt suit, you would wear a cropped suit jacket and pumps. A girdle would be the ideal undergarment for such a form-fitting outfit.
To channel the rebel vibe that the edgier crowd in the s leaned towards, a pair of tight, dark denim jeans rolled up to mid-calf or figure-hugging Capri pants and trousers paired with an equally snug sweater and tee, usually in blacks and reds, would be the ideal combination. Combined with a pair of stiletto heels, leather jacket, elastic belt and an accentuating scarf hairpiece, this outfit would fit right in with the more rock-and-roll aspect of the '50s. Sandy and Danny Grease Costumes The movie Grease came out in but was set in a 's high school, where good girl Sandy Olsson and bad boy greaser Danny Zuko struggled to reunite after a summer romance.
Based on a popular Broadway musical from , the movie and play have enduring popularity. Who doesn't love "Suuuuuuuummer Niiii-iiiiights? If Sandy and Danny are a little too square for you, try dressing up like Kenickie and Rizzo , or another Pink Lady and T-Bird in our popular pink satin jackets and greaser jackets. Greaser and Bobby Soxer - Dress like a greaser from the wrong side of the tracks, with one of our black faux leather jackets , with one of our best-selling switchblade combs ever-present in the back pocket of your jeans.
Dress like a bobby soxer in one of our many colorful poodle skirts , a modest fuzzy sweater or cute striped top , a chiffon scarf tied jauntily around your neck or ponytail, and, of course, classic saddle shoes. Buddy Holly was a popular and influential American rock star whose career was cut short when he died in a plane crash in He wore "nerdy" glasses with heavy, dark frames and styled his hair in a pompadour like a greaser.
Elvis Presley was a mega rock and roll star who broke out in with his first hit, "Heartbreak Hotel. Johnny Cash was a country and rock and roll musician who had his first No. Makes a great couple costume with June Carter Cash!
The s and 50s were the Golden Age of diners, and drive-in restaurants where a cute girl on roller skates brought your food out to your car became all the rage.
Swing dancers - polka dot skirt for the gal and zoot suit for the guy! Jitterbug, East Coast Swing, West Coast swing and more swing dances were popular throughout the 30's, 40's and 50's Be the mother of them all in a pretty 50's Sitcom Housewife outfit! June Cleaver, Donna Reed and many others symbolized the ideal American mom of the s in their belted dresses with full skirts, white gloves, and pearls.
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If you're going to a 50s sock hop, poodle skirts and full-skirted dresses were the popular choice of the day. If you're going to a 50s theme party but not specifically a sock hop, there are plenty of creative ways to dress up in 50s attire. From feminine frocks to darling cardigans, our sweet selection of s-inspired fashion is sure to add wonder to your wardrobe. Create lovely retro outfits with our s-style clothing! Capture the fashionable era with flirty, fit-and-flare frocks, sensational circle skirts, and Peter Pan collar blouses. Online shopping from a great selection at Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry Store.