It seems to me that fashion is having a "Fifties Moment."
I love the fashion of the 1950's. The ladylike dresses and skirts, the shoes, the overall polished look. I've been dreaming of ladylike dresses and gorgeous hats and elbow gloves for the past week as we have been travelling through the back of beyond. More on this experience in a later post. We're talking wilderness, people! And not a high heel in sight!
This shot is from the book Vintage Fashion by Emma Baxter-Wright. It shows the Christian Dior collection of 1957.
And this is from Dior's 1952 collection. I love the full skirt.
The model below is wearing an outfit by American designer Tom Brigance from 1952.
I kept thinking of these images when I was on my exercise bike these past few weeks and looking at pictures from the Dior Spring 2014 advertising campaign in Vogue.
And it reminded me of the dresses in some of my favourite 1950's movies.
Like Rear Window from 1954. Grace Kelly looks gorgeous in this.
And this dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958. I love this movie. And the dress. And Paul Newman, of course.
You get a better look at the dress in this shot.
So full skirts, it seems, were having a moment, in the fifties. And skirts worn with blouses. Like this shot, again from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Love the rolled up sleeves and the red belt. Especially with the longer skirt. There's just something so great about the proportions of this outfit. I couldn't do it...not having anywhere near the "proportions" of Liz Taylor. Pun intended.
But we do seem to be seeing the tucked in white shirt this summer. Like in this look from Carolina Herrera in the April issue of Vogue.
Mind you the white shirt is almost iconic for Ms. Herrera. And well...the white shirt is just iconic period.
I could see me wearing my fifties style full skirt with a little cardigan like this look from Bazaar.com below. I actually own one very like the flowered skirt on the right. Hmmmm. I never thought of trying to wear it with a shirt tucked in.
Kind of like these in the Burberry Spring 2014 ad below. And I am looking for a new pair of sunglasses.
Nope. Not going there. There are just some looks from the fifties that you can't carry off when you're... in your fifties.
So that's me done for now. I'm off to try on my full skirt with a white blouse...and shop for new sunglasses.
Oh... and try to decide what to wear out for dinner tonight. It's our 25th wedding anniversary today. We're having a casual dinner out tonight. The real anniversary celebration will take place later in the summer.
I'll leave you with the shot below from the July issue of Vogue. A look from Dior for fall. So 1950's.
That skirt...those gloves...too divine!
What do you think of fifties fashion?
This week, I'm linking up with the Thursday Blog Hop at Over 50 Feeling 40 and Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.