The 50s were a booming time with hearts renewed hope after the horrors of World War II. It was the time for a baby boom. The recovering economies offered jobs that afforded families money for children’s clothes.

Fashion trends for children reflected this cheerful decade with bright colors and more embellishments.

While children’s formal wear largely borrowed from 1950s adult fashion, daytime casual wear showed a lot of variety for both boys and girls. High waisted skirts, poodle skirts, and ballet shoes for girls, while boys sported overalls, three-piece suits, camp shirts, and wide-legged pants. Children’s clothes from this decade have a timeless classic vintage look.