In many ways, fashion in the 1950s took a big step back, especially for women. Maybe not quite as extreme as the ’60s, 1950s fashion saw the introduction of many new styles since after World War II.
The waistline was a major issue in the 1950s. Some women really like the snug fit of the Dior dresses while others liked the dresses with no waistline, often referred to as “sack dresses.”
The important thing is that people were beginning to feel a little more freedom when it came to their fashion choices. No longer did people feel like they had to conform to a certain look for certain situations.
Take a look at these stunning photos to see what women’s fashion in the 1950s looked like.