Women dressed smartly in the Fifties. The full look of the 1950s was mature, glamorous and very put-together. Dresses, skirts, and undergarments were constricting, but a wide range of new ‘leisure clothes’ allowed people to dress casually at home.
Women were expected to be impeccably dressed and groomed in public or when their spouse was home, always with coordinating hats, shoes, bags, belts, gloves, and jewelry.
In privacy, women dressed much simpler, more comfortable. Eventually, these casual fashions became public clothing as well.
Take a look at these color pics to see what women often wore in the 1950s.