The 1950′s was undeniably one of the most influential decades for fashion breakthroughs. For the first time in history, clothing was made to be geared more towards younger women, and top designers like Christian Dior began to tailor clothing like full, shorter skirts and tight-wasited dresses. Such pieces became iconic, with celebrities and general folks adopting such styles with open arms.
Figures like Marilyn Monroe and Buddy Holly became true 50′s icons, putting on display such legendary pieces like swing skirts and boxy blazers.
The 50′s was a time when people were dressed to the nines at all times. Clothing was tailored just right, hair was perfectly coiffed, dainty accessories were used, and full makeup was the norm.
In recent times, television shows like “Mad Men” have had many fashion designers and fashionistas taking notice of the ultra feminine and sexy styles worn by on-screen beauties like January Jones and Christina Hendricks. Designers like Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton have been developing 50′s inspired fashion pieces, with a modern, updated twist.
Retro gentleman and lady-like luxe is certainly having its moment in the limelight with more and more celebrities taking notice and adopting such iconic styles.
Check out some of Hollywood’s hottest songbirds hitting the scene in 50′s inspired retro fashion:
Taylor Swift – The “Trouble” singer seems to have fully adopted 50′s fashion, being continuously spotted and photographed in all sorts of retro pieces. She’s even got the signature red lipstick from that era, as well as perfectly coiffed hair. The country crooner has been dazzling red carpets everywhere donning classic 1950′s dresses. She’s even admitted to enjoy feeling like a “50′s housewife”, as is proven with her largely conservative numbers. Taylor loves dresses just like most girls, but also admits to never wearing the same number twice. Which means Ms. Taylor is clearly doing a lot of shopping lately!
Katy Perry – The sexy songstress clearly is having a love affair with retro styles, with her signature perfectly coiffed hair, classic 50′s makeup, and full skirted prom dress lookalikes. One of the prettiest looks she has sported was a cute baby pink dress with black lace detailing along the front – the perfect way to emulate that era. Paired with jet-black hair, milky-white skin and a full set of false lashes, Katy is the epitome of the 50′s lady.
Justin Bieber – Women aren’t the only ones sporting retro fashion these days. There are plenty of guys in the music scene channeling their inner Buddy Holly with some classic 50′s clothing and hair styles. Justin Bieber is the perfect example – as of late, the “Baby” singer chopped off his signature locks into a 50′s inspired coif that is looking pretty close to Pink’s “Pompadour” hair-do. Paired with retro eyeglasses and classic cardigans, The Biebs is totally rocking the 50′s look with style.
Bruno Mars – The styles of Elvis Presley are being embraced by many of Hollywood’s celebs, including Bruno Mars. The talented young singer/songwriter has been sporting big hair and boxy blazers to truly capture 50′s fashion. He really seemed to travel back in time with a baby blue Elvis-inspired suit that he recently wore at one of his stage performances. The crooner really channels Elvis – from the duds to the energy.
Nick Jonas – The youngest Jonas Brothers bandmates is prepping for his new retro role in ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’, but he seems to be taking this style into his personal life as well. He really does suit the look, particularly when sporting a crisp business suit and silky bow ties. The smug smiles that he generally gives the camera completes the look!
Considering the classic nature of retro 50′s fashion, it’s possible that this look will be sticking around for a while!