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May 30, 2020

40 Cool Snaps That Show the ’50s Formal Dresses of Young Women

1950s formal dresses and prom dresses were much like the popular dress styles of the 1950s.

The natural female figure was merely a starting block for the structure and design that clothing in the ’50s promoted. The look was innocent, romantic and glamorous. All which were the typical feminine ideal of the decade.

The 1950s evening gowns were made of silk, lace, tulle/net and decorated with flowers, beads, and embroidery.  The 1940s desire for a long gown with fuller skirts started the trend, while women in the 1950s finished copying the look completely with the addition of hoops skirts and petticoats.

Take a look at these cool snaps to see what formal dresses of young women looked like in the 1950s.


  1. "define"
    Khanh, you keep using that word, but it doesn't mean what you think it means.
    The word you are looking for is "exemplify".
    The word "define" is restrictive. It implicitly creates boundaries. Historical photos do not, and can not, do that. What they can do is provide examples of commonality and social trends, which is what the word "exemplify" means, and what these photos actually do.

    Once again, I encourage you to hire someone who speaks English fluently to write for you on this site. I am sorry if it hurts you to hear, but your English is simply not good enough for what you are trying to do here.

    1. Thank you for your comment, will note our editors about it in the future!

    2. Big fucking deal, they messed up a word. Must be nice to be so perfect. Khanh, you do your thing, love the site just the way it is! Nitpickers should go start their own websites using their incredible talents.




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