Following Christian Dior’s launch of the New Look collection in 1947, women entered a decade of complete elegance and glamour in the ’50s. From the billowing skirts to little white gloves and ladylike bags, click through to relive the best 1950s fashion trends in photos.
1950 A model wearing a blue dress, red hat and white gloves.
1950 A young woman spotted in a print dress with a detachable cape.
1950 A model at a International Wool Secretariat fashion show at Claridge’s Hotel London.
1950 A model posing in a Ceil Chapman cocktail dress.
1950 A model posing in a Vera Maxwell dress.
Canadian film actress Norma Shearer posing in a summer look.
Sue Turner photographed in Saint Tropez.
A woman poses alongside a pink car in her coordinating sweater and skirt.
A Givenchy look.
Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida poses in a red dress.
A model wearing a high-necked dress and gloves.
Model Elsa Peretti spotted in New York City.
A Hubert de Givenchy look in Paris.
A model in a Seymour Fox-designed look.
A model wears a tweed fashion look.
A Christian Dior look spotted in Venice, Italy.
A Christian Dior model in Venice, Italy.
A model wearing Italian fashion.
A model in a yellow polka-dotted summer dress.
A model at the Jacques Fath presentation in Paris.
A women models a summer dress and parasol.
Marigold Russell models a new outfit outside London’s Big Ben.
A woman in a striped button-down and full circle skirt.
Suzy Parker poses for a photo call.
A woman modeling a checked winter coat and matching hat in Rome.
A model shows off beach fashion in a print dress, ballet flats and a straw hat.
A model wears summer beach clothes during a presentation.