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50’s By Diana and Patty. Garments  After WW2, dresses and skirts were tailored to create a more feminine look  Tailored suits, fitted jackets, peplum.

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1 50’s By Diana and Patty

2 Garments  After WW2, dresses and skirts were tailored to create a more feminine look  Tailored suits, fitted jackets, peplum with pencil skirts  Short shrugs and bolero jackets for low cut dresses  Full skirts, mid-calf length, emphasis on small waist

3 Garments  Day dress- fitted bodices and full skirts with jewels or low cut necklaces, peter-pan collar  Halter-top sun dresses  Pointed bust, rounded shoulder line  Too escalate the femininity in outfits, women would wear gloves and pearls

4 Garments  Check, spots, plain, abstract patterns, floral  Women started wearing pants at the end of the 50’s but it wasn’t totally accepted (school girls would change into pants afterschool)  Cropped pants  Stiletto heals  Pointed toe shoes

5 Headwear & Hairstyles Headwear:  Pillbox  Cloche  Turban Hairstyles:  Ponytails  Beehive  Pin curls  Chignon

6 Garments- Men  Based on business clothing  Men were expected to wear a full suits the majority of the time  Popular colors were dark blue, gray, charcoal and brown Patterns- quiet tweeds, thin stripes  Shorter breasted jackets then 1940s 1940 Increased thigh exposure Longer jacket - once thought to be ‘swell’

7 Garments- Men  Trousers were shorter- lots of fabric  Shirts=white  Thin ties  Shirt collars less pronounced  Cufflinks=essential  Formal wear=tuxedos (black or white ties)

8 Headwear & Hairstyles-Men Hairstyles:  Conservative short  Wild strange Headwear:  Flat Cap  Fedora  Bowler Derby

9 Social Status/Occupation/Role  Men mainly wore business-like clothing  Women began wearing pants – jeans were also admired for its casual appearance  Labourers began wearing jeans because of its durability  Wealthier people looked more elegant and polished through more elaborate accessories such as pearls, while poorer people wore more simple, casual attire.

10 Fashion  Origins fashion began with Christian Dior's “New Look” in 1947  Frank Sinarta was an iconic hat wearer that started the trend of wearing hats  Rock and Roll influenced girls into wearing more full skirts for dancing  And tight blouses, pedal pushers and ankle socks were also popular during this period  Movies that were inspired by the 1950’s include Grease, Dirty Dancing, Planet 51

11 50’s parallels present day!  Peplum tops  Peter pan collars  Fedora  Capris

12 Significant Events  The war- The war limited the amount of clothing that was allowed to be purchased but after WW2 materialism exploded with a greater variety of fabrics, colours and patterns  Rock and Roll- Teenagers began to rebel and break out of the conservative nature of the 40’s and expressed their excitement through clothing

13 The End Cool story bro.


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