Post World War II saw big changes within the fashion industry. Gone were the days of dull colours and boring necklines, as society welcomed glamour and excess to its doors. Women were spoilt for choice with new styles! From figure hugging waist-clinchers to classic daytime dresses, stitch-up your own ’50s vintage look with these Simplicity patterns.
The freedom years glorified the female form and all its frills. A cinched-in waistline to highlight your desirable middle was often accentuated with fuller skirts. Add a sense of youthful grace to your wardrobe with Simplicity 1166, which includes a button-up blouse and flared skirt.
As it was a time of embracing alluring femininity, midriffs and shoulders were firmly on show. So, take on the fun and flirty crop top and sew up pattern 8130 from Simplicity’s new collection.
The mid-fifties saw millions of Britons holiday by the seaside, and so of course a new bathing beauty was a must for the girls of the time. More skin was on show by the water than ever before, and although the legs were out, virtue was preserved with a ‘modesty apron’. For a true vintage beach break, try pattern 8139 from Simplicity’s new collection.
Afternoons were made for a cup of Rosie and so of course a tea dress in a pretty floral was a must-have in the 50’s. Make your own with Simplicity 1459, and perhaps dress it up with some gloves and matching bow belt for a real vintage feel.
The 50’s saw many different shapes and sizes walking the streets, but the hourglass figure was often strived for. The solution? The peplum defined the waist and emphasised the hips. Create your own classic tunic with Simplicity 1460 and combine with a streamlined pencil skirt for a truly refined 50’s look.
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