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.
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.
I love this shot from the 1950’s, of Jane Russell in her leopard skin and sassy shades.
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!