Pinup Dresses From The 1950s
The 1950s era represents evolution in the scenario of the Hollywood glamour with the Pinup Dresses becoming a fashion icon. With the upheaval of World War II Pinup dresses came into the picture following the trend of the War, trying to blend innocence along with sexuality and sensuality. The Pinup dresses were designed to fit the feminine or female form in every way rather than trying to hide or shape them. These dresses graced the magazine covers of the 1950s era.
They become fashion icons and were made even more popular by film stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. Their photographs were being distributed extensively as magazine covers and on the walls with the title “pinups”.
Pinup Dresses And Its Various Forms
The Pinup dress forms which became extensively popular in the mid 1950s are the A-line dresses. The A-line dresses were mainly distinguished by their really tight neckline which kind of spread around just a bit below the knees. The shape looks quite similar to a dress style which was quite common in the 1940s but it had a flare of accentuating the hips so as to give it a more feminine look. The Pinup dresses were actually known for their feminine style and hourglass shapes. The shape of the A-line dresses reflected that hourglass figure look extensively, being quite popular among the celebrities of that period.
Pencils Skirts And Swing Skirts
Another form which was quite popular in the 1950s is the swing skirts. Their look reflects the nature of music from which they took their name from: expressive, vibrant and particularly shaped for dancing. These skirts flare out just a bit above the knees and were worn in a way to show a peek of the small waist. Swing skirts were the icons of the pinup image in the 1950s. Marilyn Monroe made these skirts even more popular through her photograph in which she is trying to hold the skirt down.While talking about skirts another form which was a fashion icon in the 1950s are the Pencil skirts.
Pencil skirts came into scenario of the 1950s fashion after being launched by designers such as the Coco Chanel. These skirts got their name after their particularly pencil like, straight frame. They were made to make a woman look elegant and smart. These skirts were extremely tight because of their straight frame, so it often required a small cut or a small pleat so as to allow the wearer to move freely. Another reason for the emergence of pencil skirts in the 1950s was due to the post war situation. The wider and fuller skirts were looked upon as a waste of a lot of valuable materials and so their production was shut down.
The 1960s Era
The era 1960s paves the way for a shift in the fashion wear with the Sack dresses coming into the picture. Sack dresses were launched by a designer named Huvert Givenchy who particularly dismissed the trend of wearing tight waists. He emphasized more on a loose fitting female form, a dress with a round neck which shapelessly fell down towards a bit above the knees.