Friday, January 18, 2013

Fifties Fashion

I've always adored fashion from the 1950's.  It was my mother's generation.  Growing up, I saw glimpses of the period's styles on adult women.  The Fifties were a time when femininity was celebrated and incorporated into beautiful designs.

So of course it makes sense for my first foray into vintage to focus on this time period.  Candidly, I'm more attracted to the styles of the time than to actual old clothes.  It's hard to find real clothing from sixty years ago, especially sized for a giant, so I'm using new pieces with retro elements of the period's style.

What do you think?  Have I captured a sense of the Fifties?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

25 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, YES! You have captured the essence of the 50's perfectly! What a pretty dress!

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  2. Gorgeous. I love the style from the 50s too & you look lovely in it!

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  3. You're Julia Roberts at the garden party in "Pretty Woman"!

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  4. I saw the thumbnail photo before I started reading and thought "oh what a cute fifties dress!", so I think you nailed it. Those glasses are great too.

    Bonnie

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  5. Fab-u-lous! I love 50s flair. I'm more of a 60s style personally, but who doesn't love the classic 50s. It brings up the epitome of femininity in my opinion. A time when women Got Dressed even if it was to cook and clean. Even a lady's house dress was better than some of what I see on the street today.

    The glasses are the perfect touch!

    I need to take you by my local thrift store. All the best vintage pieces are in the large sections! They do tend to get snapped up pretty quickly in all sizes though.

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  6. Yes! Those cat-eye frames are to die for! You look wonderful.

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  7. What a beautiful powder blue polka dot dress! You look lovely. I just love that last photo of you in the cat eye glasses.

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  8. Eek! I just squealed a little!! That's one of the prettiest dresses I think I've ever seen and so perfectly 50s. You're a non-creepy, perfectly beautiful Stepford wife. Love the bit of tulle peeking out at the bottom and the polkadots. And, of course, nice touch with those rockin' glasses! Love everything about this outfit.

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  9. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! You are totally rocking the vintage looks Ally - you've found your niche.
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  10. What a charmingly pretty dress! Polka dots and halter necks go hand-in-hand with the fifties, and were a great place to start with your journey into mid-century vintage.


    Have a wonderful weekend,
    ♥ Jessica

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  11. yup, this is the 50s alright! the glasses are the perfect touch.

    [oomph.]

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  12. Such fresh and pretty polka dots in blue, and I adore that final photo in the cat's eye glasses. Great 50's look, Ally!

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  13. That dress is fabulous. I love the color, the polka dots, the hem. But aren't you cold. It would look so cute with a white cardigan.

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  14. Love it, it's really 50's! And super love the glasses!! I cannot pull of 50's look, dunno why :( I look just stupid if I try :P
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  15. You are totally rocking the 50's here Ally. I also love your party office from the previous post.

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

    Hugs

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  16. Perfect! Those glasses are the best! And I bet this dress is really twirly!

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  17. Oh my gosh yes you captured it! I remember glasses like those. I had some similar ones and oh did I hate them at that time, but the are quintessentially 50's.

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  18. The shoes are wonderful.
    I remember wanting glasses like that when I was a little girl!

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  19. You look lovely and OMG OMG OMG those glasses!

    I just got a very special birthday card in the mail from you. :-) Thank you so so so so so soooo much, Ally. You are the sweetest. (And you'll be getting some mail from me soon!)

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  20. Lovely! I think you have captured the ladylike fashion really well. But my favourite part are the glasses, just perfect :-)

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  21. Tulle! Cat-eye glasses! Dahling, you are divine!

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  22. Absolutely adorable! Love the cat-eyes. I've been on the lookout for rx glasses of a similar design.

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  23. Such a cute dress! Love the glasses. You look great, and so happy!

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  24. Yes, you have captured the spirit !
    Maybe if you add on an apron, even more :)

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  25. OMGoodness!!!! I want that dress!!! You look super cute!

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