Fabulous Fashions of the 1950s by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

By Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the Fifties, ladies showcased their hourglass figures with cinched waists and whole skirts. Their hair seemed stylish and fashionable in poodle cuts and bouffants. males sported grey flannel fits and pompadours or duck tails. The time period youngster was once coined and firms famous the spending strength of this actual workforce. Elvis Presley governed the airwaves whereas Marilyn Monroe was once queen of the silver reveal. examine the models, fads, popular culture icons, and international occasions of the Nineteen Fifties.

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Do you wear layers of clothing? Do you own a tote bag? Those and more are thanks to Bonnie Cashin. They were all created with the modern woman in mind. Blonde Bombshell With her hourglass figure and pouty mouth, Marilyn Monroe was the blonde bombshell of the 1950s. She was one of the most successful actresses then—and remains famous today long after her death. Fans copied her fashions, such as the billowy white halter dress she wore in her movie The Seven Year Itch. Image Credit: AP Images/Matty Zimmerman This photograph of Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962) was taken September 9, 1954, in New York City over a subway grating.

America in the 1950s. : Twenty-First Century Books, 2009. Rooney, Anne. The 1950s and 1960s. New York: Chelsea House, 2009. com/> Index A accessories, 27–31 American Bandstand, 39, 40 B Ball, Lucille, 12, 13 Balmain, Pierre, 21 beatnik, 19 blow-dryer, 11 bobby socks, 37 bolero, 36 bouffant, 12 Brandon, Marlon, 24 bullfighter, 36 C capris (also see pedal pushers), 17, 18 cardigan, 22, 24, 25 Cashin, Bonnie, 19 chemise, 16 Clark, Dick, 39, 40 coonskin cap, 36 corset, 9 cowboy, 24 Crockett, Davy, 32, 36 curls, 10, 11, 12 D Dacron, 34, 35 Dandridge, Dorothy, 10 Dean, James, 24, 26 ducktail, 13, 14 dungarees, 17 F fitted style, 5, 9, 15 full style, 5, 15, 16, 17, 18 G glasses, 29–31 gloves, 7, 27 gray flannel suit, 22, 23 greaser, 24, 37 Great Depression, 32 H hats, 7, 29, 31, 36 hourglass figure, 15, 17, 20 housewife, 5, 35 hula-hoops, 41 I I Love Lucy, 13 J jeans, 17, 24, 34 K Kelly, Grace, 6 Kitt, Eartha, 36 M Monroe, Marilyn, 20 Mortenson, Norma Jeane, 20 motor scooter, 17 N nylon, 27, 34 P pants, 7, 16, 17, 19, 22, 24, 34 Peck, Gregory, 23 pedal pushers, 17, 18 pencil skirt, 5, 9, 18 permanents, 11, 12 petticoat, 5, 16 pompadour, 13, 14 ponytail, 12 poodle cut, 12 poodle skirt, 16 Presley, Elvis, 14, 37, 38 R Rebel Without a Cause, 24, 26 rock and roll, 34, 37, 38, 39 S saddle shoes, 28, 30, 37 sheer blouses, 5, 38 slips, 5, 38 sock hop, 40 space race, 37 Spain, 36 stiletto heels, 29 stole, 6, 7 T teenager, 5, 16, 17, 27, 32–34 television, 5, 12, 37, 38, 39, 40 turtleneck, 19 U undergarments, 15 utility look, 15 Note To Our Readers About This Electronic Book: This electronic book was initially published as a printed book.

Fabulous fashions of the 1950s / Felicia Lowenstein Niven. p. cm. — (Fabulous fashions of the decades) Fabulous fashions of the nineteen fifties Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: “Discusses the fashions of the 1950s, including women’s and men’s clothing and hairstyles, accessories, trends and fads, and world events that influenced the fashion”—Provided by publisher. ISBN 978-0-7660-3825-7 1. Fashion—History—20th century—Juvenile literature. 2. Fashion design—History—20th century—Juvenile literature.

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