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
 

Vintage Dancer Dress from ModCloth

$82.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Pink & Green Larissa Swing Dress

$86.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Humbly Haute Dress Fifties Polka Dot Dress

$132.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Soda Shop Sweetie Dress_ Very Figure Flattering

$79.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Hell Bunny Bobbi Lee Green Dress 2XL-4XL

$78.80

Buy at: Hot Topic

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Purple & White Floral Cotton Flirty 1950s Swing Dresses

$106.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Blueberry Buckle 50s Halter House Dress

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Enchanted Afternoon Dress -Fan Favorite!

$94.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

What a Tweet! Vintage Style Dress

$99.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Ivory Latticed Laura Formal Swing Dress

$128.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Dreamy Day Away Dress from ModCloth

$149.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Bernie Dexter*50's Style Pink Pearls Sophie Swing Dress

$144.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Rhythm and Blooms Dress from ModCloth

$69.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Rock N Roll 1950s Style Dancing Dress- Hepcat Dress- Many more colors

$49.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Pretty in Pink Cut Out 1950s Fashion Dress

$74.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Object of My Collection Dress from ModCloth

$82.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Budding Starlet Dress in Emerald from ModCloth

$84.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Enchanted Afternoon Summer Floral Dress- Other colors too

$69.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Hell Bunny Alika Tropical Hawaii Pink Dress

$44.79

Buy at: Hot Topic

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Black Cherry Cute Fifties Swing Dress

$91.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Amelia Women's Retro Print Bow-front Dress

$41.99

Buy at: Overstock.com

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Bernie Dexter*50's Style Pink Lily Print Victoria Star Swing Dress

$144.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

SALE! 1950's Style Heartbreaker Red Teresa Sweetie Dress

$94.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Like, Oh My Dot! 1950s Fashion Dress

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Bettie Page Think Pink Floral Tank Dress

$149.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Front Perch Swing Dress 1950s Fashion Dress

$112.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

First Stop, Style! Dresses

$169.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Hell Bunny Pink Gingham Halter Charlotte Dress

$86.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Hell Bunny Black & Red Cap Sleeve 1950s Fashion Dress

$82.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

BEST SELLER! 1950s Style Black Cotton Sateen Scallop Brenda Swing Dress

$122.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Unique Vintage Donna Reed Black 1950s Style Scoop Neck; Full Skirted Dress With Contrast Sleeve Cuffs

$128.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

The Neyla Dress from ModCloth- AS Seen in THE NEW GIRL

$132.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

The Neyla Dress in Rouge from ModCloth

$189.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Phone Booth Belle Dress from ModCloth

$86.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Red Marilyn Satin Halter Prom Dress

$78.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

SALE! Stop Staring! 1950s Style Black Fitted Magnolia Wiggle Dress

$158.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Black & Red Three-Quarter Sleeve 1950s Rona Dress

$88.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Aqua & Gold 1950s Style Amanda Swing Dress

$110.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Fox Print Paris Swing Dress

$144.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Grey & Black Chambray Anchor Hilary Swing Dress

$98.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Turquoise & Rose Print Paris Swing Dress

$144.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Fun of Those Days Dress from ModCloth

$132.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Small Business Spotlight Dress from ModCloth

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Fond Voyage Dress from ModCloth

$94.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Offbeat Official Dress from ModCloth

$65.99

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
 

Posh at the Party Dress from ModCloth

$134.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Prep the Playlist Dress from ModCloth

$76.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Cute Clipper Dress from ModCloth

$104.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Sweet Temptation Dress in Strawberries from ModCloth

$62.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Comedy Hour Dress in Solid Red from ModCloth

$83.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

American Glamstand Dress from ModCloth

$147.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Cerise to the Occasion Dress from ModCloth

$159.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Destination, Dancing Dress in Op Art from ModCloth

$155.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Cream Floral Chiffon Divine Dress

$140.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

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
 

Believe It or Dot Dress from ModCloth

$69.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Dancing Date Dress from ModCloth

$94.99

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
 

Shake, Rockabilly, and Roll Dress from ModCloth

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Retro Revive Dress from ModCloth

$92.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Hell Bunny Alika Tropical Hawaii Black Dress

$39.99

Buy at: Hot Topic

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Hell Bunny Cancun Halter Dress

$63.60

Buy at: Hot Topic

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Black & White Short Sleeve Seafarer Dress

$86.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Red & Black Three-Quarter Sleeve Clara Pencil Dress

$84.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

QUEEN OF HEARTZ Shimmy Shiny Shake 1950's Style Swing Dress

$136.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Steel Guitar the Show Dress from ModCloth

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

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
 

Spring It On Me Dress from ModCloth

$114.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Trollied Dolly Skater Dress In Butterfly Print

$46.09

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Trollied Dolly Pencil Dress In Polka Flower Print

$65.85

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Trollied Dolly Vintage Style Dress In Butterfly Print

$46.09

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Black & White Gingham Bullet Swing Dress

$144.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Champagne Print Paris Swing Dress

$144.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Peacock Royale Monique Swing Dress

$100.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Polka Dot Swing Dress

$64.50

Buy at: Torrid

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Frenzy of Flashbulbs Dress from ModCloth

$169.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Perfect Perennial Dress from ModCloth

$128.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Car Show the Ropes Dress from ModCloth

$54.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Masterful Monologue Dress from ModCloth

$157.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Inspiring Smiles Dress from ModCloth

$99.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Call of the Winsome Skirt from ModCloth

$89.99

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
 

1950s Style Red & White Dotted Halter Meriam Swing Dress

$80.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

1950s Style Midnight Peacock Monique Swing Dress

$100.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Confectioner's Dream Dress from ModCloth

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Rock Steady Red Jane Wiggle Dress

$63.60

Buy at: Hot Topic

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Rock Steady Mint Space Cadet Dress

$63.60

Buy at: Hot Topic

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Rock Steady Black Diva Dress

$63.60

Buy at: Hot Topic

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Ready, Set, Showtime! Dress from ModCloth

$109.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Journey to the Mast Dress in Navy from ModCloth

$94.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Divine Dame Dress from ModCloth

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

1950 Style Clothing  A Shopping Guide
 

Black & White Dotted Halter Dahlia Flare Dress

$84.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

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Debbie Sessions is passionate about wearing history through fashion. She and her husband, Oscar, have turned their hobby into a career by teaching others how to re-create vintage style with affordable new vintage inspired clothing and accessories. We connect shoppers to the best vintage inspired clothing, shoes and accessories to buy online making VintageDancer a great place to start your shopping. When not working Debbie and Oscar enjoy living in their vintage 1920's house and raising their new baby girl in Reno, Nevada, USA

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