The 1960s continues to be a popular theme for fancy gown events. Women went from waist length hair to the ultra brief bobbed hairstyles, skirts went from angle length to knee size, and the fitted dresses were out for the decade. Stylish and nearly provocative, the fashion of the ’50s embody beautifully tailor-made attire like the wiggle gown, the skin tight determine hugging high-waist pencil skirt, and full circle skirts with stiff nylon petticoats.
The solidity of American tradition took a nosedive by 1959 as divorces turned more common, men also slowed down on trips to the barber for the old fashioned shave and a haircut, and ladies had been progressively slicing again on beauty parlor appointments.
Hairstyles had been usually brief sufficient to show the underside of the ears. 1950s hairstyles for males were limited to the flat-top or pomaded hair combed away from the brow. This Nineteen Fifties fashion was then emulated in the film “Grease” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
The wiggle dress is certainly a provocative, body-hugging costume that adheres fantastically, giving the lady a silhouette many couldn’t get sufficient of, and the tiny waistlines and slim mid-calf skirts drove women’s fashion into an appealing and attractive “overdrive”.
In 1947, French couturier Christian Dior virtually single-handedly brought an end to wartime austerity with a trend line observers christened the New Look. Pin curls were the trend in the 50s, as it represented a no nonsense fashion that could simply be created without the aid of a beautician by merely purchasing a pack of pins to set the hair before bed.