Wednesday, March 23, 2016

1950's fashion.

I saw this image on a wall while travelling but I cannot for the life of me remember where. I think it was either in Melbourne or Tasmania. I LOVE the fashion's from the fifties, especially Dior.

The style adopted by women in the '50s is best defined as feminine, sensuous and elegant. The hourglass figure was majorly highlighted by the outfits worn. As compared to the silhouettes of short skirts and wide shoulders worn in the forties, fashion in the fifties evolved to fuller calf-length skirts and soft shoulder lines that enhanced a woman's figure.

This post-war period stands out in the history of fashion owing to some radical changes that came about. The minimalistic approach towards clothing that was taken in the earlier decade saw an end and there was a renewed passion for dressing up well, and with panache. Dressing up impeccably was a way of life. Fashion saw an emergence of consumer-driven attitude like never before. 
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