The 1950s

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Bright Days Scarf
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sku: BM350

style: vintage 1950s cream scarf with yellow floral designs

vintage / modern: Vintage

Vintage 1950s silk feel rayon scarf featuring pretty floral print in soft lemon yellows and contrast border along the edge. A simple way to add sunshine and brightness to your everyday ensemble!  era: 1950s measurements: approx. 32" x 32" material: feels like...

$68.00
Strewn Roses Dress - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: 2864

style: vintage 1950s pink grey floral pleat dress

vintage / modern: Vintage

Vintage 1950s pink grey floral cotton dress. This vintage 1950s dress features a feminine, classic a-line silhouette, a front and back v-neckline with a foldover detail, skirt pleats, and a flounced hem. It is made of a midweight cotton and...

$215.00

The 1950s: Age of Prosperity

....or so the textbooks say! America was the world's strongest military power at this time and was enjoying the relief after the end of the world when food, clothing, cars, homes were suddenly accessible, and affordable, again. New couples found themselves with large families and hopes that the future was bright, and most importantly, secure.

The New Look, A Forever Silhouette

At the end of the previous decade, Christian Dior had introduced his "new look", the ultra femme silhouette that consisted of a tiny wasp waist (aided by the resurgence of body-shaping undergarments) and full circle skirts that barely grazed one's delicately toned calves. Paired with demure kitten heels, a string of pearls and a fresh-out-of-the-oven, home cooked dinner, and we have the classic image of the perfect housewife. Outside of this stereotype, women were now more liberated having proved their worth during the wartime and felt more at ease embracing their femininity again. Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak, and Jane Russel were the icons of beauty and elegance, informing women worldwide how to dress and act.

We love the 1950s in particular because since this era, the classic feminine silhouette hasn't changed all that much. We love this era's sweet summer sun dresses, elegant evening gowns, and playful rompers. Grab a picnic basket, and take to the park in one of our darling 1950s pieces!

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