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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

fashion 50sFashion of 50s of the twentieth century is the most favorable time in many regards. The outcomes of the World War II go into the oblivion and people as if get awaken from such heavy years. Previously put into the strict and laconic clothes more appropriate for the times of war, they come to flourishing and they show their concern in the life and fashion, in particular.

New look is the most appropriate and adequate name for the style proposed by Christian Dior in 1947 that spread to many life aspects in the 50s. The image was really new and fresh, incredibly feminine and alluring. A woman is offered to highlight her beauty accentuating on her thing waist line and a fluffy bell-like skirt creating the silhouette of «sand glass». Just remember the pictures and movies featuring the hot Italian actresses like Claudia Cardinale, Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren, the icon blonde in the world – Marilyn Monroe, and the tender Audrey Hepburn. All these women have similar features in their image, whatever epoch they presented, in particular high breast, thin waist line and fluffy skirt to the knee line.

From the other side the Olympus of the fashion was conquered by mademoiselle Chanel who offered the legendary suit for women under her name. So, what is «the suit by Chanel»? Yes, the suit by Dior symbolizes the romance and delicacy and Chanel advocates for the stringency of lines and elegance as the style of the real lady. The suit by Chanel is a skirt and a jacket that distinguish with their hem (fringing), buttons and pockets. The traditional suit by Chanel is always made from tweed.

One of the most significant conditions for women of those times was the accessories that were a must-have for every woman for every occasion.

A rounded hat, a string of pearl necklace, short or long gloves, ballet shoes and a bag, all of small sizes, delicate and elegant, quiet and stylish to create the image of a business woman or a romantic lady. The most essential accessory of the fashion of 50s is the wide belt that makes the waist thinner and more ideal.

The trendy patterns were polka dot, stripes and chess in the shades of black, brown, white and grey, as well as pink with grey delighted by Dior.

The hairdo was done fluffy also and combed a little bit backward to show off with round earrings-clips often worn along with the brooch, beads or a pendant.

A hat was a must-have accessory of a woman of 50s. Whatever shape and size, it was trendy and the silk kerchief appeared to be ultra trendy when hair was covered to protect the hairdo and as the fashion accessory.

The shortened model of trousers was trendy around the 50s. The name of these trousers was given after the designer Emilio Pucci saw the fishers on the island Capri as they turn their trousers not to get wet when fishing. Inspired with the idea, he set the trend for short Capri trousers and now almost every woman has Capri in her wardrobe.

Ballet shoes were the element of wear of the real elegant and delicate lady who observes the trends and tendencies but who does not chase the fashion.

The followers of the new look style by Dior were delighted with the heel heels that completed the perfect image and perfectly matching the fluffy skirt.

New Look style was favored by almost all fashion houses like Pierre Cardin, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Lanvin and others.

The hairdo of the 50s was presented in a variety liked by many women, long and short, combed back and wavy. Grace Kelly demonstrated short hair in wonderful waves, Audrey Hepburn symbolized the style « garçon», Brigitte Bardot set the trend «babetta», a fluffy hairdo but Marilyn Monroe and Jean Harlow were leaders for blonde fashion.

The fashion of the 50s is the symbol of elegance, chic and strict stringency and flourishing femininity and romanticism at the same time. The decade was also marked with the conflict of two fashion designer – Coco Chanel and Christian Dior who tried to realize the concept of femininity. What a new woman should be? Where does she go out and which accessories does she like to compliment the image? All these questions were replied so soon and currently we are lucky to look back in the times of the 50s and remember the wonderful time and the incredible image of the woman.

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