State University College
Dept. Of Human Ecology
Oneonta, NY, 13820
History Of Costume
Dr. Katherine G. Angell
Review Slides for 1950's Era
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Slide No. 86 1950's
Sweater girl look - tight knit sweater and sweater sets (twins - shell and cardigan).
Shorts for women.
Slide No. 87 1950's
Return of the petticoat to make skirt stand out. Corsetes back to cinch waist
and push out breasts.
Slide No. 88 1950's
Cocktail dress, sleeveless, Mamie Eisenhower bangs.
Slide No. 89 1950's
Shirt waist dress - I love Lucy or Donna Reid look.
Slide No. 90 1950's
Dressmaker suits - spike heals, matching shoes and purse, always gloves and hat.
Slide No. 91 1950's
Spaghetti staps, chanel slip, dress / chemise, the little black dress and a
stirng of pearls, cocktail dress.
Slide No. 92 1950's
Ensemble - sheath and coat / jacket outfits, shoes, purse match, hat and gloves.
Slide No. 93 1950's
"Strapless" comes in due to corsets and boning, elbow length gloves.
Slide No. 94 1950's
Wedding gowns take on the "Queen for a Day" look. Elizabeth II in the early 1950's.
Slide No. 95 1950's
"Sack" dress, return of the hobble with a baggy seat. Note: No waistline,
flower pot hat, man in suit.
Slide No. 96 1950's
Trapeze / A-line / tent dress. Hung flared from shoulders.
Slide No. 97 1950's
Gray flannel suit, striped tie, white shirt, fedura hat - the uniform of the 1950's busines man.
Slide No. 98 1950's
Overcoat - vicuna, camel's hair, cashmere were popular. Narrow ties.
Slide No. 99 1950's
Bermuda shorts for men, sports shirts, knee high socks.
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