50s dresses are considered vintage styles since they are from more than 50 years ago, but that doesn’t mean the styles are no longer iconic parts of the current fashion industry. Dresses with flowing ruffled skirts, pencil skirts, plunging halters and fitted corset tops are common components of fashion today, using 1950s dresses and fashion as inspiration for newer styles.
Women who have a penchant for vintage fashion often wear 50s dresses as part of their look. Since dresses can be dressed up or down, skimpy or full, fitted or loose and comfortable, they can be worn to work, out to dinner, to church, or even out for a night on the town. 50s dresses tend to be less revealing than a short-skirted, low plunging dress that is made today, so a simple cardigan or roll of the sleeves can easily transition 50s dresses from a day to a night look.
If you’re looking to add some fun 50s dresses to your wardrobe, don’t be intimidated by the thought of having to sift through a thrift store for hours on end just to find a dress. There are all sorts of online boutiques that specialize in outfits inspired by pin up and retro eras, particularly the 1950s since it was such a positive time. Some of these boutiques include What Katie Did, Babygirlboutique, Starlets and Harlets, and Hepburn and Leigh. Looking for a bolder style that channels more of the rockabilly look? Lolita Girl Clothing, Yvonne’s Inked Divas and Gents, Whirlingturban and Suicide Glam all have the rockabilly and psychobilly look added into their 50s dress styles. For the sassy sailor look that was popular throughout the pin up era of the 1950s, Lucky Diva and Pony Maedchen sell all sorts of 50s dresses with military-inspired styles galore.
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50s dresses are not for one specific type of woman. Whether you’re petite or plus-sized, the 50s was a time to embrace all women, regardless of age, size or style. Curves are hugged, cleavage is plunged, and legs are elongated with the sassy and fearless styles of the 1950s. Curl up your hair and swipe on some bright red lipstick to complete you look as a sexy 50s pin up icon!
Pinup clothing is not for the faint of heart. Women of all ages, shapes and sizes have found that pinup clothing perfectly accentuates their body, style and attitude. Pinup clothing typically represents styles from the 1920s through the 1960s eras, with diverse range that covers almost all aspects of women’s clothing from those eras.
Popular pinup clothing styles includes ruffled flowing skirts, fitted pencil skirts, collared halter tops, high-cut shorts and playsuits, sky-high stiletto heels, penny loafers, sexy corsets and burlesque style dresses, rockabilly style clothing, greaser girl t shirts and jumpsuits, converse shoes, and much more. Since the pinup style is so broad, women with virtually any taste often find pinup clothing that perfectly suits them and their personal preferences in regards to clothing.
If you’re looking for the perfect pin up look but don’t know where to start, there are hundreds of online boutiques that offer pinup clothing, retro styles, rockabilly and greaser girl clothing all in a variety of styles at all sorts of price points. Lucky Diva and Big Beautiful Barbara Brown are two online boutiques that specialize in pinup clothing and fashion at affordable prices. Dresses, tops and work attire can all be found in these boutiques. Looking for more of a fierce rockabilly style? Yvonne’s Inked Divas and Gents, Lolita Girl Clothing and Grease, Gas and Glory are all rockabilly and greaser inspired boutiques.
Looking to perfectly finish off and polish off your pinup clothing style with some accessories? Tokyo Motor Grrrl has a huge assortment of fun purses, clutches and accessories. To complete the under part of your pinup outfit, check out Faire Frou Frou for some sexy and feminine retro lingerie.
One of the greatest aspects of pinup clothing is that virtually any woman can find a style that suits them perfectly. Whether you’re petite, plus sized or curvy and in the middle, retro clothing will accentuate your natural assets whether you’re big boned, big breasted or big bootied. Finish off your pinup clothing with some bright red lipstick, black cat eye liner and a fierce attitude and you’ll have everyone wondering what era the gorgeous, confident vixen showed up from!
Dismantled Fashions is a one-woman brand and company operating out of Central Virginia in the United States. Emily, the founder, designer, fabricator, webmaster and promoter of Dismantled Fashions founded it in 2004 and specializes in designing and sewing clothing with classic 1940s and 1950s styles with an added twist of modern rockabilly and psychobilly trash.
Vintage with a hard edge, Dismantled Fashions sells dresses, skirts and bolero shrugs in a few classic pin up and rockabilly styles with a strong emphasis on customization. Polka dots, tattoos flashes, cherries, skulls, skeletons and stretched twill are just a few of the fabric options that can be mixed and matched with lace, buttons and other notions on any dress, skirt or shrug design available at Dismantled Fashions.
To make each piece a success, Emily asks that her adored customers measure themselves carefully using the comprehensive sizing chart on her website so that every curve can be perfectly enhanced by their custom purchase.
Emily learned to sew from her mother and from her own resourcefulness; her business, marketing and design skills were acquired from a couple of semesters in community college. Not one to stay in school or hold down a corporate job, Emily’s DIY attitude is as punk rock as her zombie momma, cheap-whiskey-drinking lifestyle and the sassy, curvy clothes she designs.
An enterprising Aries, Emily became interested in rockabilly clothing originally because, as she put it,” It’s damn flattering on us big girls!”, and started selling her handmade designs on Ebay after listing a pencil skirt she had sewn for herself that came out too small. It sold, she was inspired and continued to make and sell clothing on Ebay until she was able to create her own online shop in 2004. Now she not only sells directly from her website, but also has an etsy shop, a facebook fan page and sells clothes in selected retail stores.
Exceptionally reasonable, Dismantled Fashions’ hand-sewn custom dresses are only $55.00 at their highest price, whereas custom skirts are about $40.00 and shrugs run from $15.00 to $25.00. She ships everywhere via USPS, with free shipping on orders over $100. Because of the personalization of each item, returns are not accepted and exchanges are limited.
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