Step back in time to when the full princess cut ballgown was in vogue.
Silk or satin, chiffon or tulle full skirt gowns over voluminous petticoats create the ballerina evening fashion. Long, slender, strapless column dresses were another 1950s formal dress favorite. Shorter sexy wiggle dresses in satin or velvet were for semi-formal cocktail parties.
Here below is a charming photo set that shows formalwear styles of young women during the 1950s.