1950 Fashion In 1950

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1950 After the war the fashion didn’t change initially a lot. The British population were still influenced by war. Because of the shortage of material, the fashion remained districted (bleef beperkt) to squared dresses, short dresses and costumes where the shoulders were highlighted. The most important phenomenon within the world of fashion was the revival and the transformation of the haute couture. From the haute couture many attempts have been made to give the model a softer look and mostly the night-look by giving the wide and long robes a classic elegance. They did this because they wanted to forget the simple creations at times of war. You can’t forget to mention Christian Dior in the 1950 fashion industry, even though he wasn’t British,…show more content…
Some people say these women cheat a demonstrative consumption to show their husbands wealth. It wasn’t weird that this conception surfaced just after the war: people had an urgently need to a new reality, which distinguished from the environment they daily were confronted with. The mess was being cleaned and everyone did something for the new welfare. Everyone wanted to forget the misery from the last years immediately. The most distinctive feature from the new fashion was the new fashion-line. The shoulders were getting smaller again and they got their natural contours because shoulder padding was being avoided: in comparison with the fashion before the war this one change already ensured the tenderness and the femininity. The top usually was really tight, the waist was highlighted, while the robes were up to the ground and extremely wide. Another fashion-line highlighted the feminine curves. The thin model was padded to highlight the feminine body and with a corset to shape their bodies. There was a lot of material needed for the new big dresses, while the material was more…show more content…
The youth were searching their place in the society, they were looking for another lifestyle. In England the opposition started with the teddy boys and girls, the fashion matched the style of the English king; Edward VII. They copied the Edwardian-style. Teddy girls were mostly from a poorer origin. Most of these girls left school at the age of 14 or 15 and were working in factories or offices. They would wear drape jackets, pencil skirts, long braids, rolled-up jeans, flat shoes and long clutch

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