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Modern 50's Fashion
Fashion in the 50's was all about glamour, femininity, and elegance. Skirts flared out to give the appearance of an hourglass figure. Dresses were fitted and came in solid colors, polka dots, leopard or floral prints. Hair was perfectly coiffed in curls or waves. The makeup included bright red lipstick, strong brows, lengthy lashes, and a pale complexion.
This classic look can be recreated for modern women. Choose a red lip with straight hair or curls with a pink lip. Mix vintage pieces with current ones for a unique look. The goal is to make a nod to the fifties without looking as if you're wearing a costume. Find inspiration from the stylish ladies of the 1950s, such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren. Then take cues from the celebrities of today, such as Katy Perry, Vita Don Teese, and Christina Aguilera.