Over the years, fashion has proved that some trends never go out of style and others are more prominent than others. That is the case for the 1950s era that seems to have come back in style, at least for this spring. When we think about the 1950s, we realize how much femininity fashion has lost throughout the years. Women used to dress very “smartly” and feminine on every occasion. Wearing a dress was a given whether it was for work, a casual get-together or a special soirée. Dresses were almost always accompanied by heels, gloves and stylish purses. The most popular styles were the swing (right) and pencil (left) dresses.
The idea was to look “every inch the lady” and, with the help of dresses/skirts women achieved the hourglass figure. Below are some images from Vogue and Women’s Journal that illustrate the most popular trends for this era. There is a certain glamour, nostalgia and a ‘je ne sais quoi’ that take us back to a time where women looked feminine and delicate yet sophisticated.
Anthropologie’s newest collection proves once again that the ‘soft’ side of fashion is here to stay. Some of the outfits I love include the librarian look, college girl meets cute ensemble and flirty skirts and tops. Happy shopping!