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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

D-Xirable Style Decade #1! The 1950's!



Most of my followers are lovely fashionistas! I enjoy following their blogs and looking at what they see as the most stylish trends and who they believe are the current fashion icons.

Because of my fashionista followers, I thought that it would only be fitting to post my favorite style decade - the 1950's! Yes, I love the Retro/Pin-Up 50's and the style icons of that decade! Of course, I love modern style too but the 50's is my favorite!  My second favorite style decade is the 1920's! (Post coming up soon!) I guess you can call me old fashion, LOL! :)

With that said, it's time for pics!

Style Icons - 50's

My favorite is Marilyn Monroe, of course!


Other 50's Style Icons:

The hallmarks of 1950’s fashion history were soft silhouettes, wide shoulders, the corseted waist and full hips. These were supplemented with trim bodices, full knee-length skirts, short boxy jackets and blouses teamed with pencil skirts. One style that deviated from this trend was the cocoon-like sac dress and coat that was fitted to the shoulder and bloomed spectacularly at the waist and hips. Also, long or opera gloves were popular in the 1950's.

Picture by John French of a lovely lady

Chemise - A chemise is a loose and delicate sleeveless dress with spaghetti straps. These dresses are extremely feminine, and they are also very comfortable as women can adjust the waist according to their body shapes. It was one of the most popular fashion trends in 1950s when Coco Chanel introduced the idea to the public.

Picture of a lady in chemise

Velvet top/dresses - Women in the 1950's cherished comfort, but at the same time, they also wanted to show off the lushness of their femininity. As such, velvet tops became one of the most well-recognized fashion trends in the 1950's.

Picture by John French of a lovely lady in a gorgeous, sleeveless, velvet dress

Sleeveless dress - You may be surprised by the fact that women in the 1950's wore sleeveless dresses all four seasons in the year. They doted on this fashion item for its convenience and comfort. Sleeveless dresses were also popular for more formal occasions.

Picture of a beautiful woman in a sleeveless dress
Picture by John French of lovely ladies in sleeveless dresses

Stole - One of the famous fashion trends in 1950's was the stole. Women would often wear a long matching fabric and have that delicately drape over their bare shoulders while they wear an intricate dinner dress. 

Picture of a lovely lady with a beautiful stole

Patent leather - Patent leather is not only stylish now, but it was also one of the biggest fashion trends in the 1950's. Like today, it was used to make pumps, handbags and accessories.

Picture of a patent leather handbag

Leotard - Women in the 1950's loved wearing leotards, and would pair them with full skirts that sure captured a lot of attention.

Picture of a beautiful lady in a leotard

Form-fitting pants and skirts - It is not surprising that fitted pants and tight skirts were one of the biggest fashion trends in 1950's; in fact, that was quite like our current obsession with leggings, and even more so, jeggins (leggings that imitate jeans). Usually, women would wear an over-sized top or sweater with the fitted bottom.

Picture of a lovely lady in a form-fitting skirt
Picture of a lovely lady in a form-fitting skirt
  

Leather jacket - For men in the 1950's, leather jackets were a must if they wanted to attract the opposite sex. To create a rebellious look, they would pop up the collar of the jacket. 

Picture of famous actor, James Dean, and another actor in leather jackets

Strapless evening gown - No one will be surprised to see strapless dresses nowadays. In fact, this trend began to develop in the 1950's and have become popular ever since.

Picture by John French of a lovely lady in a strapless evening gown
Picture by John French of a lovely lady in a strapless evening gown

Poodle skirt - Women in the 1950's often wore a full skirt with a poodle silhouette printed on it. These skirts usually came in colors such as neon pink and bright red.

Picture of a lovely lady in a cute poodle skirt
Picture of lovely ladies in cute poodle skirts

High Ponytail - Often worn tied with a chiffon scarf

Picture of a lovely lady wearing a high ponytail
Picture of a lovely lady wearing a high ponytail


Cat Eye Glasses - People who didn't even need glasses wore these to look "spiffy".

Picture of beautiful Marilyn Monroe in some cat eye glasses
Picture of beautiful Marilyn Monroe in some cat eye glasses

Picture of beautiful Audrey Hepburn in cat eye glasses

Swimsuits

Picture of lovely ladies in swimsuits
Picture of lovely ladies in swimsuits

And my favorite thing about the 1950's - The Pin-Up Models, of course!

Picture of a lovely pin-up model
Picture of a lovely pin-up model

Picture of a lovely pin-up model
Picture of a lovely pin-up model


 
Picture of a lovely pin-up model
Picture of a lovely pin-up model



I hope that you enjoyed reading this post! Look out for the 1920's post soon!

Also, lovely followers if you leave a comment giving me permission to highlight some of my favorite pictures from your blogs (giving you credit of course!), then I will put some of your work in my future "D-Xirable Followers Dedication" post!

Love always,
LaTasha B.
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20 comments:

  1. Hi sweetheart, thanks so much for your kind birthday wishes!
    Awesome post, I love era-related fashion posts, I've learnt so much from your explanations of the different 50's outfits

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    1. Sam - Hello love! No problem on the kind birthday wishes! I hope that you had a birthday as lovely as you are! Thank you, I love them as well. And I'm so happy that you learned stuff from my post! That's awesome! Stay wonderful beautiful! :)
      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  2. Thanks for this post!!! I love those years and Marilyn is the best!

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    1. Francesca R. - No problem at all love! I adore both years as well! They are my fave! And yes, I definitely agree! Marilyn is the best! Thank you so much for your comment lovely! You are wonderful! :)
      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  3. PERFECT post!!!
    i hope that mine is one of those fashion-post that you like to read!! ;)
    kisses dear

    maitane

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    1. Maitane - Thank you so much for your comment love! I really appreciate it! And yes love, you are definitely one of those fashion posts that I like to read! :)
      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  4. Marliyn years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! unforgettable!!

    Thanks fr ur wonderful comment :D..
    btw..New post is up :)

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    1. Hello lovely! I agree, absolutely unforgettable! No problem on the comment love, thank you for your comment hun! I will look at your new post now hun! :)
      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  5. Love the vintage inspiration! I especially love vintage swimwear. Subtly sexy ;)

    xo

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    1. Joellen - Thanks so much for your comment love! And I agree! I love vintage swimwear as well for the same reason! :)
      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  6. I love merlyn! So i also love love love this post :) <333

    Brigita rando
    dark--passion.blogspot.com

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    1. Brigita R. - I LOVE Marilyn too! She's the best! And thank you so much for your comment lovely! I'm SO glad that you love my post! That's awesome! :)
      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  7. I am obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, but isn't everyone?

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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    1. Bonnie - Thank you so much for your comment hun! :) Audrey Hepburn is amazing! She was stunningly beautiful and she was such a lady! She was intelligent as well! :)
      Checking out your blog now!
      Love always,
      LaTasha Bunting
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  8. I loved this post.
    The details are perfect.
    I'm a fan of the style.

    kisses.
    http://modaeexcelencia.blogspot.com/

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    1. Leticia Mota - Thank you so much love for your wonderful comment! I REALLY appreciate it! It means a lot to me. And I'm a huge fan of the style and I'm happy to hear that you are a fan as well! Glad you loved this post honey! :)
      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  9. Hi sweety, thanks for your always sweet comments! have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Sam - No problem on the sweet comments love, you deserve them! Have a lovely weekend! :)
      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  10. Love this post! Looking forward to the 1920s one! :)

    http://wonderwomanrises.blogspot.com

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    1. Wonder Woman - Thank you so much for your comment love! I appreciate it! I will be working on the 1920's one soon so look out for it! Checking your blog out now! :)
      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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Hello lovely reader! Thank you so much for reading my blog! I REALLY appreciate it! And if you're leaving a comment, thank you so much! I will respond back to you as soon as I can, and I will be sure to check out your blog as well! Have a lovely day! Love ya! x0x0x0x! :)