50's Fashion and Beauty

Fifties Fashion Fix: Dressing for Spring

Hi everyone! Welcome to Fifties Fashion Fix! It's finally Spring and Spring means springtime dresses. Spring was probably the most iconic season for the dresses of the 1950's era. From pastel shades and florals to pretty polkadots and stripes, the frilly feminine look of the fifties is partial to springtime. Ca. mid 1950's clothing catalog… Continue reading Fifties Fashion Fix: Dressing for Spring

This Time It's Personal

What Grinds My Gears: God Forbid She Be A Lady

Warning: Posts in this segment may contain language that is inappropriate and/or offensive to some readers. Welcome to a part of my blog that I like to call "What Grinds My Gears". I stole this idea from an episode of "Family Guy" where Peter Griffin has a segment on the local news and he says: "You… Continue reading What Grinds My Gears: God Forbid She Be A Lady

50's Fashion and Beauty

Fifties Fashion Fix: What to Avoid When Dressing 1950’s

Hello I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to another edition of Fifties Fashion Fix! With Peggy Sue's Cruise Santa Rosa coming up, I find myself obsessing on what to wear for the event. It's actually harder than it sounds. Thus, I've become inspired to write about the things to avoid when dressing 1950s. Before I continue,… Continue reading Fifties Fashion Fix: What to Avoid When Dressing 1950’s

50's Fashion and Beauty

Fifties Fashion Fix: DIY Fifties Fashions!

Welcome to this edition of Fifties Fashion Fix. Today we're gonna learn how to create authentic looking 1950's fashions- ¬†without sewing! Yes, I've been inspired to write this entry in part because I can't sew beyond moving a simple button... but also because of two other things: One, I don't (by any means) have the… Continue reading Fifties Fashion Fix: DIY Fifties Fashions!

Life in the 1950's

Life in the Not-So-Fabulous Fifties

For this entry I'm going to do something a bit different and write about the things from the Best Era Ever that weren't so great. Truly, there weren't a lot of negatives to the Fabulous Fifties, (aka the Happy Days of the 20th Century) But nothing in life is, nor was, perfect. The 1950's weren't… Continue reading Life in the Not-So-Fabulous Fifties

50's Fashion and Beauty

Fifties Fashion Fix: Real or Repro – You Decide

One of my favorite things about the Fabulous Fifties is the clothing. Yes, it might have been a little too modest, maybe overly conservative, and hell, sometimes down-right dowdy. But I still love it. It was a time were people just... wore clothes. Folks back then didn't prance around half-naked. That was something you had… Continue reading Fifties Fashion Fix: Real or Repro – You Decide