Clothing in the 50s

The 1950s - Petticoats and leather jackets

In the 50s they tried to oust the hardships of long years of war. The women's fashion had become increasingly female. Wide skirts (Petticoats) were very big in fashion and celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn developed into true style icons. In addition to petticoats, women wore tight-fitting pencil skirts and dispensed almost entirely on pants to show the hallmark of their feminine side.
The menswear oriented mainly on style of legends James Dean and Elvis Presley. Blue jeans were very popular, combined with leather jackets and white T-shirts or shirts. The so-called Teddy Boys also put particular attention on their hairstyle, which they combed backwards in a big wave and applied lots of gel to keep them in place.