The 1950’s was one of the most iconic decades when it comes to fashion. Cute polka dots, vibrant shades, smart midi-dresses, voluminous skirts and glamorous shapes are some of the hallmark style statements of the 50’s fashion. Decade costumes is one of the most popular themes of holiday parties. And the 50’s look is always one of the most adored ones. Is your upcoming holiday party centers round a 50’s costume theme? That’s cool and here are some great styling tips for 1950’s costumes.
Vibrant swing dresses
Swing dresses in bright colors are one of the most iconic wears of the 1950’s. The 50’s damsels swore by polka dots and one would find these cute dots in almost every female wear from the decade. A lovely swing dress with polka dots is the most signature costume when we are talking about 1950’s fashion. In fact, polka dot swing dresses will be excellent as a holiday party wear. Added to the dots, floral prints will be great as well.
Pleated skirts with petticoats
1950’s fashion was incomplete without puffy skirts. No, the skirts were not fluffy themselves. The 50’s beauties mostly preferred pleated skirts. Actually, it’s the stylish vintage petticoat that was used to create the magnificent puff. So, if you want to don that sweet puffy style for your holiday party, get a fluffy vintage petticoat for your pleated skirt. Petticoats made from frothy chiffon or multiple net layers would be the one you would be looking for. Choose a bright shade like yellow, pink or green- matching with your skirt. You can pair up the skirt with a turtle-neck tight sweater. In regards to skirt length, skirts up till mid-calf will be the most appropriate for the 50’s look.
You can also use the petticoat underneath your swing dress to create the glam puffy statement.
A-line dresses were introduced to the 50’s fashion scene by the legendary Christian Dior in 1955 and since then has been a favorite of every female wardrobe. With elongated waistline, flared trumpet hemline and narrow shoulders- A line dresses make excellent party wear. Get a bright red A-line dress and pair it up with white or green accessories to complete your 50’s costume for the holiday party.
Mind the accessories
No 1950’s costume is complete without the signature accessories of the decade. Scarves, especially polka dot scarves were really popular. The 50’s women loved their scarves and used to use them as headband or waistbands, apart from tying them around the neck. You should not also forget the hats. Pillbox and lampshade hats will be great to stand out in your 1950’s costume.