In the 1950s, women were obsessed with dresses. They donned them casually like we wear jeans and t-shirts today. The retro 1950s dress was a standard wardrobe choice and came in a broad range of shades and two main geometric patterns.
The shoulders were low and smooth. The waist needed to be small and drawn back, this is where the skirt came in. It was either a complete swing skirt or a simple pencil skirt. They were exact opposites, but the women of that era dressed in them equally.
To further enlighten all the vintage fashion enthusiasts out there, we present to you a complete guide on the staple 50s style dresses.