tops & skirts
Dior's "New Look"
strapless evening gowns
Look what $12 will buy at Macy's!
During the war, fabric rationing limited the amount of material that could be used in clothing. Any feature that used excess fabric was eliminated, which resulted in dresses that were slim, simple and plain. In 1947, Christian Dior's "New Look" lifted us out of our fashion doldrums with ultra-feminine frills and full skirts. This look was still popular in the 1950s.
Hats, gloves and full skirts
For women, trousers and jeans were popular for lounging around the house or participating in outdoor activities
Women didn't wash their hair every day (that wouldn't happen until the 1970s), so regular visits to the hairdresser were very important!
New for 1952....
the horse-tail and the poodle
detachable Peter Pan collars
stockings & garters
for the men
The clean-cut all-American male
for little ladies