There are so many amazing styles of party dress from the 1950s: Not least the wiggle dress (made famous by Marilyn Monroe), the fit and flare dress (think Christian Dior's 'New Look') and the bubble dress.
The Wiggle Dress:
The wiggle dress is exactly what it sounds like - a dress which makes you wiggle when you walk! The key thing to know about a wiggle dress is that the hem of the dress is narrower than the hips.
Marilyn Monroe was famous for wearing wiggle dresses, and boy did she know how to work one to its full potential! See our full range of 1950s dresses here.
The Circle Skirt Dress
If you're looking for full-out glamor, a circle skirt evening dress will certainly deliver that for you. Add full petticoats underneath if you want to boost the size of the skirt! See our full range of 1950s dresses here.
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VINTAGE 1940S DRESS HALTER GOWN NAVY BLUE TAFFETA CIRCLE SKIRT SMALL 32-26-FREE[/caption]
Fit and Flare:
The fit and flare dress is the classic 1950s silhouette with a fitted narrow waist and flared skirt. It is an elegant and flattering style. See our full range of 1950s dresses here.
The bubble dress is a mixture of a wiggle dress, with its narrow hem, and a full-skirted ball gown. See our full range of 1950s dresses here.
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VINTAGE VELVET, EMERALD & COPPER IRIDESCENT TAFFETA BUBBLE DRESS 1940S 34-24-FREE[/caption]
The Sheath Dress
A sheath, or column dress is sleek, elegant and long. Very chic!
Kitten heels please!
Don't forget, if you want to get a great 1950s look then discard those chunky shoes or mega high heels, go for elegant low-heeled stilettos or kitten heels with pointed toes. See our full range of vintage 1950s shoes here.
Once you've got your basic outfit, it's the accessories which really finish off the look. Add some short lace gloves, or long evening gloves, a box handbag or satin clutch and a fur wrap, and if you really want to complete your outfit get yourself a beautiful 1950s cocktail hat too! See our full range of vintage jewelry
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VINTAGE FUR STOLE DARK BROWN NATURAL RANCH MINK FUR STOLE TOP QUALITY 1950S[/caption]