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The most stylish 1950s spring fashions for women: Fitted coats, shorter skirts, checks, coral pink & more

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1950s spring fashions for women: The new portfolio

If a single fashion were chosen to represent spring 1950, it would be the little boxy-jacket suit. Actually, it is a dozen fashions in one. It is gray flannel with blue linen or a tie blouse. It is printed or plain-color shantung with a bow blouse and a wrapped waistline. It is a polka-dot foulard dress and jacket to wear straight to summer.

This spring, you’ll rediscover the fitted, man-tailored suit, manes of menswear wools, small checks and herringbones, looking utterly feminine with a pique bow and jewels and a spray of lilies of the valley.

Gray flannel is a fashion — not a classic — in every collection. The long gray coat that fits like a dress sets a new coat trend.


The full-length fitted coat comes in again. This gray wool by Pauline Trigere has the cape shoulder, the bare forearm for the longer glove. The fashion of white accents — rough straw cap, porcelain beads, pique gloves.

1950s spring fashions for women in gray wool with cape shoulder, the bare forearm for the longer glove

'50s narrow skirts - belted dress with the bloused back


1950s spring fashions for women: Color trends, hats and skirts

White, coral pink, golden yellow are new and pretty accents for gray or navy. The dress with soft fullness is proof that narrow skirts are not the only ones. The belted dress with the bloused back gives you still another silhouette.

This spring, there are more straight shoulders than last year. The elbow sleeve with the deep cuff has clinched the fashion of the elbow glove, in capeskin, pigskin and cotton.

The newest hat is almost shoulder-wide, but there are more small hats than large ones. The bag is small and precise, the handkerchief man-size pastel linen or frothy white with lace.
Are skirts shorter? Yes, but not unbecomingly so. Fourteen or fifteen inches from the floor, according to your height.

Coral pink accents and bow blouse new for womenswear in 1950

Coral pink accents and bow blouse new for womenswear in 1950


Gettin’ dressy with vintage casual dresses of the ’50s: January to June fashions (1956)


1950s spring fashions for women - silk suit and box jacket for women


1950s spring fashions for women: Trends for the year

The box jacket – The belted look – The silk suit – The fitted coat – The wearing of checks – Coral-pink accents – The rising hemline

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he belted look - The silk suit - The fitted coat


Spring costume complete

Four distinct fashions showing what to wear with what, and keeping price in mind

Four distinct 1950s spring fashions for women showing what to wear with what

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