Archive by category 1950s

After the hardships of the wartime years, the 1950s exploded in a riot of colour. Women embraced the hourglass figure of Christian Dior’s ‘New Look’ and wore big petticoats to make their skirts larger, and for the first time teenagers developed their own fun sense of style.

A young James Dean

A young James Dean

An early publicity photo of James Dean taken in 1953 when he was around 22. I say it was an

How to become a 1950s mermaid

How to become a 1950s mermaid

This is something which I’m sure we’ll all find useful in everyday life!  This amazing 1950s video shows a young

Pretty 1950s circle skirt

Pretty 1950s circle skirt

A beautiful flower-print 1950s dress with a big circle skirt on the cover of the 1958 Spiegel Catalog Cover. I

Vintage tennis fashions

Vintage tennis fashions

As I’m sitting here waiting for the Wimbledon final to start, I thought I’d browse around and look for some

1950s swimsuits

1950s swimsuits

A gorgeous collection of 1950s swimsuits, photographed in Florida in 1959. Which is your favourite – I love the red

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