Fifties Fashion & Beauty

Happy Days: 50’s Fun and Fashion Fails

Part of what got me interested in the 1950's era, was watching all those re-runs of the hit ABC TV series "Happy Days". "Happy Days" originally began in the 1970's and ran from 1974 to 1984. (Of course when I was watching it, it was way after its original run and in syndicate) As most… Continue reading Happy Days: 50’s Fun and Fashion Fails

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Shopping For True Vintage 50’s Clothes Pt. 4: Finding the Right Garment

Bon jour mes amies and Welcome to the fourth and final installment in Retro Dee's series "Shopping For True Vintage 50's Clothes." If you have not read the first three installments, please do. Parts 2 and 3 are in consecutive order just before this post, while    Part 1 has a few posts in-between. But… Continue reading Shopping For True Vintage 50’s Clothes Pt. 4: Finding the Right Garment

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Shopping For True Vintage 50’s Clothes Pt. 3: Where To Find Vintage Clothing

So now that you are ready to take the plunge into purchasing true vintage clothing from the Fabulous Fifties, where can you find it? Well, I suppose the answers are pretty straight-forward. You can go online to eBay or etsy, both of which have numerous listings of vintage clothing that date back to the 50's… Continue reading Shopping For True Vintage 50’s Clothes Pt. 3: Where To Find Vintage Clothing

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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

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How to Dress 1950’s (and not look like you’re going to a costume party) Part 6.

This is the 6th and final installment of this Fashion Series. After this series, I will continue to highlight different fashions staples of  the 1950's era in various entries on this site. That said, the final basic look of the era that we are going to cover in this particular entry is what I call… Continue reading How to Dress 1950’s (and not look like you’re going to a costume party) Part 6.

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How to dress 1950’s (and not look like you’re going to a costume party) Part 2.

Next category on my list is the one I refer to as The House Wife. I'm not talking about the Pin-Up version of the house wife with the satin polkadot dress and a bulging bosom. I'm talking about the everyday woman who cooked, cleaned, baked etc... and did it all in a dress. Granted, this… Continue reading How to dress 1950’s (and not look like you’re going to a costume party) Part 2.

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How to Dress 1950’s (and not look like you’re going to a costume party) Part 1.

First of all, this is not going to be as easy as it sounds. Most eras have a distinct fashion signature, and nothing can be truer about the Nifty Fifties. But the scope of 1950's fashion reaches far beyond the cliched Poodle Skirt and Saddle Shoes. Of course, with Halloween right around the corner, you… Continue reading How to Dress 1950’s (and not look like you’re going to a costume party) Part 1.