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50s Costume Ideas

Updated on June 4, 2014

Want to Dress Like the 1950s for a Party?

The 1950s wear for women highlighted the hourglass shape, and the children were dressed-up to imitate the adults. The mother and daughter look-alike was a popular 50s feature. When looking for 50’s costume ideas, whether for a theme party, Halloween, or other occasion, choose those that create a picture of the period with well-coordinated pieces. To help you produce the perfect look, here are a number of items from Amazon that you can consider using to put the costume together. These selections demonstrate good quality, have excellent reviews, and represent the period well.

50s Costume for Women

The Audrey Hepburn 1950’s Style Rockabilly Swing Evening Dress by Lindy Bop demonstrates the fashion of the era well. The fitted top, cinched waistline, belt, and fully flared skirt presents a picture of pure femininity. The stretch cotton fabric is lightweight with a slight sheen. You will need a petticoat for the perfect 50’s costume look. The dress is a timeless style that can be worn to a dinner party or dance. This Lindy Bop Rockabilly Swing Evening Dress features a boat-neck and armholes, so if you want a more formal look you can wear the matching Lindy Bop long-sleeved shrug. The Audrey Hepburn dress received an overall average rating of four stars out of five from a total of 214 reviewers.

50s Clothing for Women

If your fifties flared dress does not come with a petticoat you will need one. The petticoat will cement the fifties- look. The Leg Avenue Mid Length Petticoat is a one-size petticoat that comes in black, pink, red, and white. The material is a mix of nylon and polyester. It gives the 50s style dress an incredibly chic and sophisticated look. Do not put this delicate net and nylon garment in the washer. It presents a picture of elegance, and daintiness that you will want to maintain so be careful when laundering it. This petticoat is an excellent addition to any dress-up 50s costume idea. This item received no less than 157 reviews and has 4.4 star rating out of 5.

Women’s Wig for 50’s Costume Ideas

The Forum Novelties Women's 50's Flip Costume Wig depicts the most popular hairstyle of the fifties. The sleek, shiny hair with a flip at the back is perfect for finishing off the ensemble. You can use this style for both the formal and informal appearance. Additionally, the wig comes with a headband that was so hot back then. If you want the hair to look very full, you can shake it gently and fluff it out. The wig is a one-size and can be hand-washed. Buyers' overall rating was 3.9 stars out of 5 for this wig. Most of the buyers applauded the quality. However, personal differences in taste accounted for the varying reviews.

Accessories for 50s Costumes ideas

The adult cat-eye-glasses is a must for the retro-look. The rhinestone studs on the polished glasses-frame add a touch of elegance and is reminiscent of the 1950s rock-and-roll period. It is made of plastic polycarbonate and provides 100 percent UV4 protection. The arms of these pretty spectacles measure 5. 4 inches. Hey Viv! Women's Sheer Chiffon Scarf is an excellent accessory to accompany the 50s costume, especially with a poodle skirt. This beautiful scarf is made from sheer polyester and comes in many colors. It measures 21 inches x 21 inches. You can do a few things with the scarf. You can use it as a headband, neck scarf, or cover a ponytail to add some pizzazz. This item received an average 4.5 star rating from eighty-two buyers.

50s Poodle Skirt

The 50s costume ideas must include the Hip Hop 50s Adult Poodle Skirt . It was a popular garment of the movie stars in the 50s and was featured in many fashion magazines. The skirt featured on Amazon is of solid color with the traditional appliquéd coiffed French poodle on a leash. The fabric is high quality felt made from 100 percent acrylic. The length of this 1950s poodle skirt is twenty-five inches. This skirt received a 4.6 star rating. One buyer who used this item won the “best dressed” award. You can certainly give this skirt a try for your 50s costume ideas. The poodle skirt is an excellent item for the mother-daughter look-alike.

1950s Footwear

The Ladies 1950s Saddle Shoes is the ideal selection to complement the poodle skirt 50s ensemble. Both the young ones and adults can wear these for the “mini-me” parent and child look-alike. The shoes are of medium width in imitation patent leather. The shoe is lined with soft material that resembles kid leather and has a supple protective foot rest. The average rating this item received from Amazon buyers was 4.6 stars.

Choosing a 50s Halloween Costume

While there are varied reviews of the same item, the overall average rating is a good indicator that can assist you in making your decision, whether to purchase an item or not. Don’t forget intuition can help you along the way. Your 50s costume ideas can become a reality since there are many quality items available on Amazon from which to choose.


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