'Girl put your records on', we are doing this 50's style...

We all love a bit of vintage? Right? Well 50's fashion has started to make a comeback so what is it we should be aiming for when trying to achieve the perfect 50's look?
50's fashion brought glamour to every woman's wardrobe. It was all about looking chic, youthful and 'well groomed'

Research;
-'Christian Dior dominated fashion in the fifties. He dispensed with the austere look of utility and created the New Look in 1947. Its narrow waistline and wide skirt made women look feminine once more. Dior's garments used large amounts of material; almost considered immoral in the days of rationing.
-Dior's clothes, like those of other fashion houses, were aimed only at wealthy clients. Most women bought from high street shops which quickly imitated his style.
Dior's influence continued throughout the 50s. In 1953, he introduced the Princess Line, and in 1955 the A-line. Skirts were full and wide and bright colours were in. The look was glamorous. Girls aspired to look like movie stars.'
(http://www.retrowow.co.uk)


(http://www.metmuseum.org)

-'The Dior look was challenged in the mid fifties when Coco Chanel introduced her new Chanel suit. It was a simple design, featuring a just below the knee skirt and a collarless jacket finished with gold braid. Chanel's suit was much copied by the ready-to-wear fashion houses. It quickly became the standard formal look for women at all social levels.'
(http://www.retrowow.co.uk)
(http://www.retrowow.co.uk)

(http://spotlightvintage.com)

Give it a modern vibe?
Above: dress, £85, Tara Starlet; hat, £20, ASOS; satchel, £50, Topshop; shoes, £28.99, New Look

Above: shirt, £24.99, Miso at Republic; trousers (with belt), £40, sunglasses, £12, both ASOS

Above: dress, £110, New Vintage by Oasis; sunglasses, £16, Urban Outfitters

Above: bra top, £19.99, New Look; briefs, £70, Jemma Jube; hat, £25, sunglasses, £12, both ASOS; wedges, £50, Topshop

Above: dress, £60, Dorothy Perkins; scarf, £16, New Vintage by Oasis; shoes, £79.95, Pierre Hardy at Gap

Above: dress, £19, Primark; sunglasses, £15, Rokit

Above: shirt, £26, Next; trousers, £39.99, Zara; sunglasses, £15, ASOS; shoes, £79.95, as before

Above: bikini top, £75, Jemma Jube; shorts, £48, Tara Starlet; hat, £6.99, H&M

(http://www.fabulousmag.co.uk)

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18 comments:

  1. These are such great pictures, 50's style and Dior are two of my many favourite things! Thanks for all your sweet comments! Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Veena <3

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  2. Love vintage pics.
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  3. love the old pics. you have a very cute blog! love it

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  4. the Hepburn Givenchy will never die :D
    amazing post! Asos alternative are quite cute too!
    xoxo

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  5. So beautiful

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  6. Love all that information, <3 Dior! Those modern looks are really pretty.

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  7. WOW! These designs are absolutely stunning.

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    xo

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  8. Gorgeous post, love all of these outfits!

    GTBB,
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  9. I really like how they bring old styles back!

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  10. The second dress is SUCH a dream. Who doesn't love vintage? :)

    xo
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  11. Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment over my blog, it means a lot to me!
    Awesome post, those pics are so cute and inspiring!
    Hope you're having a great day!
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    xoxo Kiki

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  12. oh i love the pictures, this post really made me want to watch Breakfast At Tiffanys!!!

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  13. What a great era, just really great fashion emphasizing and embracing the feminine figure!

    xx Raez

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  14. Great choices here - I adore 50's evening glamour and daytime style and you mention so many of my favorites.

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  15. the second dress is to die for
    literaly!

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  16. I love everyyything in this post!!! <3

    sweet and sugars,
    Dias

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  17. thx for ur comment:)Hope to hear from u soon :)

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