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1950s Fashions

  • 1950s Dress

    1950s Dress
    1950s Green Poke A Dot dress
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    The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The war began in 1954 (though conflict in the region stretched back to the mid-1940s), after the rise to power of Ho Chi Minh and his communist Viet Minh party in North Vietnam, and continued against the backdrop of an intense Cold War between two global superpowers: the United States
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    1950s Faishon

    In the 1950s Americans had adapted a certain type of style. This Style includes dresses with a big flowly expanison at the hip, the dress had a bold color witha simple desaign on it but also a certain pazazz to it.
  • Hairstyles

    Hair was worn short and curled with the New Look, and hats were essential for all but the most casual occasions.[17] Wide-brimmed saucer hats were shown with the earliest New Look suits, but smaller hats soon predominated. Very short cropped hairstyles were fashionable in the early '50s. By mid-decade hats were worn less frequently, especially as fuller hairstyles like the short, curly poodle cut and later bouffant and beehive became fashionable.[21][30] "Beat" girls wore their hair long and str
  • The LOOK

    The LOOK
    Belgian singers Jacques Brel and Bobbejaan Schoepen wear modified pompadour hairstyles, suits with sharply peaked lapels, and patterned ties, 1955.
  • Mens Hair

    Mens Hair
    The Wet Look
  • The Beat Generation and Beatniks

     The Beat Generation and Beatniks
    the Wandervogel youth movement, the 1950’s introduced the “Beat Generation” to the United States. The Beat Generation were a fringe group of American writers who came to prominence in the 1950’s. Allen Ginsberg’s Howl (1956), William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch (1959) and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (1957) are among the best known examples of Beat literature. Because of their explicit descriptions of homosexual sex (many of the central Beat Generation authors were openly homosexual), the books How
  • MCcharthyism

    McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence
  • Christian Dior

    Christian Dior
    From the mid-1950s, a new unfitted style of clothing appeared as an alternative to the tight waist and full skirt associated with the New Look. Vogue Magazine called the knitted chemise the "T-Shirt dress." Paris designers began to transform this popular fashion into haute couture.[19] Spanish designer Balenciaga had shown unfitted suits in Paris as early as 1951 and unfitted dresses from 1954. In 1958, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior's protégé and successor, debuted the "Trapeze Line," adding novel di
  • The Suit

    The Suit
    Many suits after the war became broad in shoulders and very popluar.
  • The Pea Coats in the Mid-1960s

    The Pea Coats in the Mid-1960s
    The pea coat was quite popular for men in the mid-60s. Well, basically anything that looked straight outta London was good to go in the mid-60s. The Beatles were leading the way, as hair started to grow longer and pants fit tighter. Men still wore boots and hats.
  • JFK

    On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was the youngest man elected President; he was the youngest to die. Of Irish descent, he was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917. Graduating from Harvard in 1940, he entered the Navy. In 1943, when his PT boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, Kennedy, despite grave injuries, le
  • Death

    Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested that afternoon and charged with the crime that night. Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald two days later, before a trial could take place. The FBI and the Warren Commission officially concluded that Oswald was the lone assassin. The United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) agreed with the conclusion that Oswald fired the shots which killed the president, but also concluded that Kenned
  • Civil Rights

    Civil Rights
    Nearly 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans in Southern states still inhabited a starkly unequal world of disenfranchisement, segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence. “Jim Crow” laws at the local and state levels barred them from classrooms and bathrooms, from theaters and train cars, from juries and legislatures. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the “separate but equal” doctrine that formed the basis for state-sanction
  • Army Fashion

    Army Fashion
    Most of the U.S. Army's uniforms of the 1960s and 1970s were superceded by the camouflage battle dress uniform (BDU) that was introduced for field and garrison duty on 1 October 1981, the second stage of a multiphased transition to an individual clothing and equipment system that is totally camouflaged.
  • Jump Suit

    Jump Suit
    was a 70s fashion look often seen at the disco clubs. Both men and women enjoyed this all-in-one fashion choice.
  • Black Fashion Trend RISING!!!!

    Black Fashion Trend RISING!!!!
    African American fashion took a total twist in the 1970s because they were free and some rigts they took over
  • Womens clothing in the 1970s

    Womens clothing in the 1970s
    However, styles from 1971 are certainly more similar to styles in 1969 than 1979, for sure. If you want to think about in terms of decades, you could say the early 70s were very “late 60s” and the late seventies were very “early eighties.” In the beginning of the decade, women’s styles were very flamboyant. Extreme, bright colors were in high demand and long, flowing skirt and pants were everywhere. In the winter. In the summer, women wore very short shorts and skin tight t-shirts. Oh, and you
  • Platform Shoes

    Platform Shoes
    Platform shoes were very popular on the disco floor. These shoes often had 5 or 6 inch heels!
  • Mens Fashions 1970s

    Mens Fashions 1970s
    For years, men’s fashion changed very little. Hair styles changed more than clothes, and most differences you find are subtle. Starting in the mid-60s, men’s pants became more slim fitting. This was a huge departure from previous years. The changes kept on coming and by 1972 it was normal to see a man in low-rise bell bottoms and platform shoes. This outfit would have been heartily laughed at just ten years before. Men’s clothing got tighter and tighter. A large portion of the clothes from thi
  • Big Collars/Leisure Suits

    Big Collars/Leisure Suits
    The Leisure Suit was an often guady fashion ensemble worn by men in the 70s. The leisure suit consisted of a shirt like suit coat with matching pants. It was usually accompied by a mostly unbuttoned shirt with a huge collar. Leisure Suit Costumes available from BuyCostumes:
  • Shape not Exposure

    Shape not Exposure
    In the 1970s fashion for women was to exggerate the origianl shape of the women and to show that women could show their true beauty without showing all that skin. The style was more masculine than femmine. Women adapted the suit look. The bottoms of the pants were wider and the shoulders broader.
  • Bell Bottom Pants

    Bell Bottom Pants
    Flared jeans were all the rage in the 70s. By 1975, the flare had become extremely wide forming the large Bell Bottom pants the 70s are known for.
  • HairStyles

    The two most famous hair styles from the 70s were the feathered hair look made famous by Farrah Fawcett for the women and the afro for the men.
  • 70s Shirts And Tops

    70s Shirts And Tops
    Tank Tops were very prevelent in 70s Fashion for both men and women. Also popular for the girls were tube tops and Tube Topcrop tops tied in the front. Tank Tops with spaghetti straps were also very common in the 1970s.
  • Taking a Twist in The 1980S

    Taking a Twist in The 1980S
    During the late twentieth century, fashions began to criss-cross international boundaries with rapidity. Popular Western styles were adopted all over the world, and many designers from outside of the West had a profound impact on fashion. Synthetic materials such as Lycra, Spandex, and viscose became widely-used, and fashion, after two decades of looking to the future, once again turned to the past for inspiration.
  • Dynasty

    Dynasty TV Show
    Shoulder pads, popularized by Joan Collins and Linda Evans from the soap opera Dynasty, remained popular throughout the 1980s and even the first three years of the 1990s. The reason behind the sudden popularity of shoulder pads for women in the 1980s may be that women in the workplace were no longer unusual, and wanted to "power dress" to show that they were the equals of men at the office. Many women's outfits had Velcro on the inside of the shoulder where various sized shoulde
  • colors

    In the early 1980s, fashion had carried onward from the late 70s. Athletic clothes were more popular than jeans during this period and was more subdued in color. Popular colors were black, white, indigo, forest green, burgundy, and different shades of browns, tans, and oranges. Velour, velvet, and polyester were popular fabrics used on clothes, especially tops, such as button-ups and v-neck shirts. Looser pants remained popular during this time, being fairly wide but straight, and tighter shirts
  • Dressed Up

    Dressed Up
    In the 1970s, more women were joining the work force, and by the early 80s women were no longer considered unusual. As a way to proclaim themselves as equals in the job market, women started to dress more seriously at work. Popular clothes for women in the job market include knee-length skirts, wide-legged slacks, a matching blazer, and a blouse of a different color. Kitten-heeled shoes were often worn.[9]
  • The Thriller Look

    The Thriller Look
    The Thriller look was inspired by Michael Jackson's record breaking album Thriller. Teenagers would attempt to replicate the look of Jackson, which included matching red/black leather pants and jackets, one glove, sunglasses, and jheri curl. Leather jacketspopularized by Michael Jackson and films like The Lost Boys were often studded and left undone to create a messier look. Oversized, slouch shouldered faded leather jackets with puffy sleeves from Europe caught on. Gloves, sometimes fingerless,
  • Power Up

    Power Up
    The television shows Dallas and, in particular, Dynasty had an impact in the area of the increasingly oversized shoulder pads. Dallas, however, promoted displays of wealth involving glitzy jewelry and sparkling clothing.[10]
    Shoulder pads, popularized by Joan Collins and Linda Evans from the soap opera Dynasty were popular from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s. The reason behind the sudden popularity of shoulder pads for women in the 1980s may be that women in the workplace were no longer unusua
  • Big Hair

    Big Hair
    Hair in the 1980s was generally big, curly, bouffant and heavily styled.[3] This was in contrast to the long and straight style worn in the 1970s. Television shows such as Dynasty helped popularize the high volume bouffant and glamorous image associated with it.[4][5] Women from the 1980s wore a heavy and bright makeup. Everyday fashion makeup in the '80s comprised having light-colored lips, dark and thick eyelashes, pink and light blue blusher.[6][7]
  • Power Dressing

    Power Dressing
    Men's business attire saw a return of pinstripes for the first time since the 1970s. The new pinstripes were much wider than in 1930s and 1940s suits but were similar to the 1970s styles. Three-piece suits gradually went out of fashion in the early 1980s and lapels on suits became very narrow (similar to 1950s styles). While vests in the 1970s had commonly been worn high with six or five buttons, those made in the early 1980s often had only four buttons and were made to be worn low. [15] These s
  • Grudge Look

    Grudge Look
    brought flannel back with a vengeance. Popularized by the grunge music scene based in Seattle, the look usually involved thrift store type items. Outdoor apparel like a flannel shirt paired with a winter hat was a common look.
  • Aids

    On June 5, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publish a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles. All the men have other unusual infections as well, indicating that their immune systems are not working; two have already died by the time the report is published. This edition of the MMWR marks the first official reporting of what wil
  • Rachel Haircut

    Probably the most famous hairstyle of the 1990s was the one popularized by Jennifer Aniston in 1994. The cut was named after her character Rachel Green on the hit TV show Friends.
  • Overalls

    gained back popularity in the early 90s. Bonus points if you wore them with one strap undone.