By the 50s women had more variety of separates for casual wear apart from usual dresses. Trendy tops became the favorite to wear with skirts or pants.

Tops in 1950s clothing style were neither tight nor loose but fit comfortably. They reached the waist and had straight sleeves or were sleeveless. Some designs of the early 50s were decorated with pintuck pleating and lace frills. These tops had small buttons of matching color.