The 1950’s brought us the 21st century hourglasses, pears and boyish figures the best fashion and the ultimate stereotype. The former being gorgeous full skirts and classy pencil skirts and the latter the ever so beloved Barbie. The idea that the Barbie has the perfect figure has distorted the modern girl’s concept of beauty. Our goal to accept our bodies and understand how to dress our figures; accentuating our curves and camouflaging our flabby spots.

To truly understand and dress to impress I definitely recommend experimenting. Though certain guidelines ought to help if you are new to the fashion world or are intending to extend your scope in fashion.

Pear: A defined pear, should try the A-line skirt that was popular in the 50’s that will skim your curves and sway as you walk.

Hourglass: If you already have a defined waistline a full skirt will only emphasize the supposedly feminine curve in your middle. Your balanced figure also will carry the pencil skirt ideally well.

The most exciting prints were on the rise in this era: the post war attitude called upon bright exciting colours and new interesting designs as women were dressing up once after years of militaristic rationed clothing.


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