1950 Style Clothing- A Shopping Guide

1950 style clothing is back in fashion. Everywhere I look I see elements of 50′s style dresses, shirts, and pants in new modern clothing as well vintage reproduction clothing. If you are new to 50′s fashion you may not know what to look for when you shop. Here is my quick guide to buying new 1950 style clothing online:

1950′s Style Dresses

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide

Summer Dress

Halter tops and swinging tea length skirts are a summer style icon of fashions in the 1950s.  These casual, comfortable, and colorful dresses are very flattering on all body types. The side tying sash accentuates the ideal 50′s nipped in waist. This yellow plaid dress from J. Peterman is a high quality reproduction dress. Perfect for picnics in the park or strolls on the beach boardwalk.

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide

Cherry Swing Dress

I’m not sure how popular cherry designs were in the 1950′s but they are certainly popular on 1950′s inspired clothing today. From retro pinups to the rockabilly music crowd red and white dresses, shirts, and shoes with cherry prints are in. This halter top dress with gathered bust features a skirt that wears a bit shorter then they would have in the 50′s but is more ideal for today’s vintage followers. If short vintage dresses are your favorites then you’ll love the collections at ModCloth and Tulle4us.

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide

Unique Vintage 1950s Dress

You may have heard of a style of dress called “house dress” or “swing dress.” These styles of 1950′s dresses had very full skirts worn with a puffy petticoat underneath. The top usually had mid length sleeves like this one or shorter cap sleeves (which are so cute!)  Petticoats are something modern bodies are not used to wearing but luckily they are just as cute to wear without them. Many 50′s party dresses can be found at Unique-Vintage.com

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide

Cocktail Dress

Full skirted dresses were not the only fashion icon of the 50′s. Two piece suit dresses were common in the 40′s but became slimmer and more form fitting in the 50′s. One piece dresses also became more form fitting, especially for evening wear, and  naughty pinup models. These dresses are often called Cocktail, Wiggle, Pin Up, Sheath or Bombshell dresses. Several online stores specialize in these designs. See more of these dresses for sale on the 1960′s fashion page.

Shop 1950s Clothing

There is more to 1950 style clothing then just dresses. Shop till your drop with this collection of 50′s inspired dresses, shoes, shirts, pants and more:

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Stop Staring! 1950s Style White & Pink Rose Poppy Swing Dress

$178.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Pink Floral Night Bloom Swing Dress

$136.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Pink & Green Larissa Swing Dress

$88.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Humbly Haute Dress Fifties Polka Dot Dress

$56.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Topiary of Conversation Dress from ModCloth

$129.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Vintage Dancer Dress from ModCloth

$82.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Marilyn Navy Blue Satin Halter Dress

$25.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Picnic Poise Dress from ModCloth

$134.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Blue Cut Out Flare Dress

$74.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Black & Red Sheila Apple Print Swing Dress

$58.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Red & White Dotted Halter Mariam Swing Dress

$80.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Journey to the Mast Dress in Navy from ModCloth

$65.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Sage Green Francine Apple Print Swing Dress

$64.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Frenzy of Flashbulbs Dress from ModCloth

$169.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Confectioner's Dream Dress from ModCloth

$62.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Roses at Your Feet Dress from ModCloth

$84.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Stop Staring! 1950s Style Cream Summer Rose Swing Dress

$182.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Bake Shop Browsing Dress in Emerald Dots from ModCloth

$99.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Rock Steady Red Jane Wiggle Dress

$59.63

Buy at: Hot Topic

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Hell Bunny Alika Tropical Hawaii Pink Dress

$41.99

Buy at: Hot Topic

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Authentic Vintage Metallic Black & Cream Floral Wiggle Dress

$160.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Believe It or Dot Dress from ModCloth

$69.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Posh at the Party Dress from ModCloth

$134.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Dance Floor Date Dress in Scarlet from ModCloth

$59.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Unique Vintage 1950s Style Black Draped Collar Tulle Swing Dress

$128.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

About the Artist Dress in Navy Dots from ModCloth

$54.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Steel Guitar the Show Dress from ModCloth

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Floral Cotton Twill Scallop Brenda Swing Dress

$144.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Roses Are Red 1950s Style Haute Milan Swing Dress

$158.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

The Neyla Dress in Rouge from ModCloth

$189.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Blue & White Polka Dot Jennifer Swing Dress

$58.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Fond Voyage Dress from ModCloth

$94.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Love You Brunches Dress in Black from ModCloth

$79.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Salty and Pepper Dress from ModCloth

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Like, Oh My Dot! 1950s Fashion Dress

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Midnight Peacock Monique Swing Dress

$94.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Black & Red 8 Ball Cherry Knit Swing Dress

$60.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Stop Staring! 1950s Style Taupe Lace Darla Swing Dress

$196.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Royal Blue Honeycomb Beverly Swing Dress

$110.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Red Cotton Sateen Scallop Brenda Swing Dress

$122.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Black Cotton Sateen Scallop Brenda Swing Dress

$122.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Black & White Damask Goddess Swing Dress

$115.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Pink Madeline Fairground Swing Dress

$80.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Hit the Sail Dress from ModCloth

$109.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Garden Home Tour Dress in Pink from ModCloth

$104.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Pink & Ivory Floral Bouquet Swing Dress

$108.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Sage Button Up Meadow Swing Dress

$92.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Black & White Fringe Button Up Georgia Flare Dress

$166.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Places to Go, People to See Dress in Floral

$84.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Author Outings Dress in Rouge

$79.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Kimi Red Halter Sweetie Swing Dress

$94.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Unique Vintage Lilac Lace 1950s Party Swing Dress

$98.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Black & White Polka Dot Heather Swing Dress

$122.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Red Sara Stretch Swing Dress

$98.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Souvenir Swing Dress

$70.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Chrissy Pink 1950s Style Amanda Swing Dress

$110.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Navy & Lilac Print Saturday Night Swing Dress

$115.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Stop Staring! 1950s Style Mint Floral Marisol Swing Dress

$186.00

Buy at: Unique Vintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Stop Staring! Billion Dollar Baby Dress

$130.50

Buy at: Torrid

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Stop Staring! Polka Dot Pencil Dress

$135.50

Buy at: Torrid

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Stop Staring! - Beaded Shoulder Peplum Dress

$97.98

Buy at: Torrid

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Stop Staring! Billion Dollar Baby Dress

$130.50

Buy at: Torrid

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

ASOS Sunflower Bardot Midi Prom Dress

$183.80

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Graceful Greenery Dress in Plaid

$155.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

All Occasion Pass Dress

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Beacon of Charm Dress in Plaid

$124.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Beacon of Charm Dress in Coast

$124.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Saturday Sojourn Skirt

$59.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Blue & Pink Floral Retro Garden Swing Dress

$94.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Yellow Floral Dolores Swing Dress

$64.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Red Sara Stretch Swing Dress

$98.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Authentic Vintage Pink & Floral Cap Sleeve Swing Dress

$200.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Pink & Ivory Floral Bouquet Swing Dress

$108.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Black Emilie Swing Dress

$80.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Red & White Polka Dot Cold Shoulder Flare Dress

$48.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Navy Floral Halter Swing Sundress

$48.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Navy Floral Fit N Flare Sundress

$48.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style White Floral Swing Sundress

$48.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style White Floral & Bird Swing Sundress

$48.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style White Floral Halter Swing Sundress

$48.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

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