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{April 21, 2010}   Fashion in the 1950’s and Trends For 2010

The 1950’s spawned a wide variety of original and distinctive styles, presented with a classic new age twist. For America, recently recovering from catastrophic tragedies related to the second World War, the 1950’s brought restored hope; a chance for a new way of life whose destiny would be decided by them alone. This metamorphosis of America was heavily represented by fashion.

Women especially dramatically altered the way they dressed and presented themselves; during the evolution of an increasingly liberated society, women began to favor casual, relaxed clothing over traditional dress rules and associated formality of previous decades. Some of the most admired new trends for women in the 1950’s included button-up sweaters with simple necklines, fitted blouses, and full knee-length skirts. However, the most prevalent fashion for women during this time was dresses. Most dresses were worn casually, and were accentuated with circle skirts, halter straps, or small collars. Evening wear dresses seemed soft yet daring, coming in many pastel hues and accompanied with bold ruffles, tulle trim, and dazzling velvet bows. The fitted evening wear of this period, which was usually sleeveless or strapless, was also emphasized with sheer silk.

Before another year starts, fashion experts and designers always present us with what they think will be the new trends for the coming year. Some designs are made for a particular season while some are made to be fashionable throughout the year. Some even stay fashionable within the next couple of years. Here are some of the trends that are presented as the “in” thing this year.

The year 2010 is said to be outrageous in terms of clothing as extreme colors and prints are in fashion. Animal prints such as leopard dots are the main eye catchers. Metallic colors like gold and silver are also in fashion. To neutralize the flashy appearance of the prints, neutral colors such as beige and grey are also a definite hit for items such as coats and blazers. See-through top may also be sought out as the season becomes hotter.

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