Fashion is an omnipotent psychological narcotic that has drugged the human society in many different forms since civilization took its first breath.
Fashion has witnessed many transitions and has been greatly influenced by social, intellectual, and philosophical movements such as the Renaissance, Conservatism, Liberalism, etc. The 1950s being the post World-War period, witnessed radical transitions in fashion, especially for women. Women’s fashion in the 1950s is considered by many to be the golden.
era of feminine expression. The 50s’ fashion scene was inundated with a rage for extremely smart and elegant women’s clothes characterized by emphasis on detailed tailoring coupled with soft, feminine silhouettes.
1950s’ fashion for women is marked by revolutionary changes in the designs of, and materials used in, crafting fashion wares, viz. clothing, footwear, accessories, etc. Fashion of the 1950s, for women, is typified by the popularity of Nylon as a fashion fabric, petticoats, stilettos, fuller and longer skirts, and an elegant, cheerful depiction of persona in advertising and media. Let us take a walk down the retro-lane and take a look at the fashion details, item by item, that make the 1950s stand out prominently in the chronicles of world fashion.