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1950s Fashion

September 28, 2012

39;s most of peoples possessions, within clothing, were still passed on or recycled as component regarding the and no. 39;make do and mend and no. 39; race that had grow to a necessity throughout the 2nd World War. However this decade marked the end of rationing and the resulting economic growth inevitably led to an increase in consumerism. Subsequent to years of hardship ordinary people suddenly had time, money and enthusiasm to place into re-inventing the post war world, and fashion was an important component of this.

Clothes for the average working person became more readily available, there was a surge within the availability of fabrics and patterns to make your own, but most importantly mass production and no. 39;off the peg and no. 39; clothing became available at prices that allowed most people access to final fashionable styles. The baby boom led to an above demand for children and no. Some styles of children and no.

39;s clothes sought to with fashion plans that were creating their method into the youth and even adult styles. Dresses were the greatest well-known item of clothing for women and girls, 3 tiered dresses with a bolero cardigan were well-known for younger girls. Little boys were dressed in brightly coloured shorts, tartan shirts and stripy T-shirts, not clothing generally thought about suitable for grown men but the change in attitudes towards fashion evident by the use of colour. Youth fashion, well teenage fashion as we should call it this day was really born within the 1950s, not ever prior to had this age team had available funds and freedom to give in such a way. Previously young adult dress was related to the similar to as normal adult dress but the changes came that allowed young people to like about how they looked and to dress purely for show.

The birth of Rock and no. 39; Roll created a rebellious youth race that sought to push fashion in a direction to attract attention, Elvis Presley pushed the fashion boundaries very distant in what was thought about acceptable within the 1950 and no. The majority of people dressed within the conventional method regarding the time, a neat look with a jacket or blazer, trousers, thin straight tie and possibly suede shoes for younger men, however another youth fashion stream called and no. 39; is always associated together with the fifties, named subsequent to the Edwardian Ted style jackets that they wore. Typically teddy boys dressed in drainpipe trousers, beetle crusher shoes with fluorescent pink socks and DA haircuts.

39; hair style consisted of greased long hair, moulded up to a quiff at the front and the side combed return to look like the return end of a duck. Their reputation was that of young men out seeing for a fight with rumours of flick knives. This was following riots of a mainly teddy boy teenage audience in London cinemas subsequent to viewing the US film and no. 39;Blackboard Jungle and no. Young women were noted for wearing circle and and no.

39;poodle skirts and no. These were large swing felt skirts in bold colours with a design, originally a French poodle, applied to the fabric. These colourful skirts were also suited to everyday wear, starched petticoats compulsory to achieve the look for some. Younger women should wear their hair in a ponytail and a brief fringe, contrasting to the soft curls and shorter hair cuts preferred by more mature women regarding the time. 39;s fashion within the fifties was all about dresses.

Slim fitting trousers for women, based on the men and no. 39;s style regarding the day had started to grow to component of socially acceptable dress for women but these were more for daring rock and no. 39;roll teenagers, for most women dresses were the only suitable item of clothing for all occasions. After the end of cloth rationing within the 2nd World War the fashion houses of Paris had started up again, it was however the and no. 39; silhouette released by Follower of jesus Dior in 1947 that seemed to set the style achievement for the decade regarding the 1950s.

This look emphasized everything feminine and consisted regarding the classic hourglass shape as we should ponder of it this day with many touches of luxury. The primary look is to accentuate a mini waist with rounded shoulders, full skirts worn with petticoats and finished with gloves and pearls. Another primary designer from this decade Coco Chanel contrasted this look with boxy jackets and straight skirts that now make up the classic Chanel suit. The attention for Chanel was to the fabrics and the mini details for example the finishes and linings, pearls played a large component together with the look as well. For normal women the classic dresses of this time should be the shirtwaist dress, also known like a building dress, and the wrap dress.

Skirts should be worn neither as full, or in a straight pencil style. 39; collars on dresses were also very popular. The end regarding the 2nd World War gave people the freedom to dress in new styles with distant more fabric than should have been available previously. Peoples increased spending force and appetite for fashion created this decade notable for its daring new teenager and youth fashions, but also enviable for the glamour and elegance regarding the acceptable adult fashions.

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