1950s Fashion Is Not What You Think It Is

1950s Fashion Is Not What You Think It Is

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50 Comments

  1. wkgmathguy2 on September 1, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I just subscribed. I’m not even interested in fashion, but your voice is wonderful 🙂



  2. Fã da TV on September 1, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    6:04 – Plus size women are still EXCLUDED from the media and arts.
    All shows on TV show ugly, bold, fat guys datting models.
    Not even Seilfeld changed that fact. All the women catwalking there could actually be on a catwalk.



  3. di butler on September 1, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I had to go to a 50s dress event back in the late 90s. To decide what to wear, I got out a stack of pics of my mom and modeled my outfit on a cute pair of pedal pushers and fitted white blouse, with a headscarf. People actually thought I didn’t try to look era-appropriate because they had no real idea what 50s dressing really entailed. :DDD



  4. Milo Pearlman on September 1, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    I thought that the shorter dresses in WW2 was because of fabric shortages and so you weren’t allowed to have more than a certain amount of fabric and that was why people were mad about Dior



  5. Thomas Jamison on September 1, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    In the mid 1950’s I was in grade school in the Kansas City area. School uniform, not official but no one would have noticed if it was; blue jeans and a white tee shirt. Anything extra only due to cold weather. Sneakers, of course. I started walking a mile and a half each way to school in kindergarten, and the highlight of the walk was a footbridge over a creek. it was a different world in that time and place.



  6. Cereal Mug on September 1, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    For the waist thong: I’m assuming she meant all the way around and that would be close to 1 foot and about 8 or 9 inches so just measuring the front would be maybe 9 inches. So that’s pretty tiny, especially since I know really tiny kids with wider waists.



  7. Tracie Holladay on September 1, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Just look at the way Princess Margaret dressed in the 50s. She was very fashionable.



  8. FusionBolt27 on September 1, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    It’s interesting to hear about the hairstyles and skirts of the time; I think a lot of people confuse 1950’s hairstyles with the 60’s in terms of expecting beehives and bouffants all over the place.

    Honestly, I’m kind of relieved that short hair and buns were more common; big hair always looks gaudy to me ^^;



  9. Natalie Dantas on September 1, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    lovely video!
    my grandma used to tell me all she did in the 50s since I’ve always loved the era. Idk if its just cause I’m not from the USA, but my gran used to wear petticoats and tried her best to be elegant all the time.
    looooove me some vintage fashion



  10. ElementStone 18 on September 1, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    This gives me flashbacks to my 13 yr old self who liked rockabilly thinking it was representative of the 50s



  11. Krystal Bradsher on September 1, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I know you want to praise your body type but for you to attempt to promote a narrative that "thin was in" or a standard of any kind in the 50s is an absolute lie and you know it. Hollywood set the fashion trends in the 50s not models. Women of that era wanted to look like Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner curvy and voluptuous, That’s why magazines and newspapers heavily advertised ways for women to gain weight.



  12. Lisa T on September 1, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    What colors did they wear i the 50s ? Where there pastels or bright colors or black dresses at night?



  13. Vegas Vixen on September 1, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Size 14 today is not size 14 in the 50s clothing wise . Most people that believe Monroe was “today’s” 14 obviously have not compared the garments side by side .



  14. MissFrog on September 1, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Off topic I’m sorry, but she is just so dang gorgeous! 🥰



  15. fred wood on September 1, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    If you want to do 1950s, start by hiding that bra strap! That was a BIG No! No! Also, the Wrap-Around skirts was very popular among younger women. I lived in the 1950s and women’s fashions were the best part of the whole decade! Prudism and puritanical self righteousness were the down side of the time!



  16. Finlay Macintyre on September 1, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    I like your hair like that



  17. Calypso on September 1, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    So THAT’S why my grandma prefers short hair. 😂



  18. Glenn Mitchell on September 1, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Jayne Mansfield, Mae West, Jane Russell



  19. Toni Martinez on September 1, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    I was born in 1946. I wore DRESSES to elementary school every day, They had ties that went from the waist to the back, buttoned down the back, and had full skirts. I remember them vividly because we would untie the the waists and use them as "reins" to pretend we were horses. Nearly every day I would go home with the side seam of my dress torn! I had long curly hair which I wore in 2 pony tails on either side of my head. My mother decided sometime in the early 50’s that I needed to start wearing pants to play in and I remember that she took me to a friend’s house to convince me that my FRIEND was wearing pants. LOL! I think she was tired of sewing up my dresses…



  20. Vir on September 1, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    The 1950s models were so beautiful.



  21. MEMEQUENN on September 1, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    I’ve just noticed that the 50s are coming back ish and the only thing preventing a full comeback is what you’re watching this on



  22. Vicky Garnett on September 1, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    I think the idea of cherry patterns being a 1950s thing might be a hangover from the 80s, when the 50s (or certainly 1950s teenage America) was a big influence on fashion and pop culture. Mostly because the people making the films and fashion had grown up in the 1950s, and we got Back To The Future. I certainly remember cherries being a thing as well as polka dots in the 1980s. In Britain in the 1950s, it was VERY different. Rationing from WW2 didn’t end until the mid50s, so people couldn’t even get hold of new fabrics, and the colours were a lot more muted. So a lot of what people perceive as 1950s fashion comes unsurprisingly from US culture.



  23. Donna Freeman on September 1, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    The Liz Taylor short hair look I had years and stylist called it a bouffant (boo-font). Two curls on forehead, helmet or bathing cap type but with loose curls. However, now on Wikipedia shows a bee hive as a bouffant…not true. Magazine ads, fashion reviews called short, not teased hair, w loose curls, a bouffant.



  24. Hisagi x Hisagi on September 1, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    I mean sure people can misinterpret a fashion trend during a past period of time but so what
    If they’re enjoying what they wear let them?

    We all live such stressful lives full or grief to have others openly judge us on what we wear 🤦‍♂️



  25. Watts family on September 1, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    interesting family snapshot @ 8:23 as the mother is not wearing a bra. i really would not expect that.



  26. Dolly Madison on September 1, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    My aunt recently told me that the super long, sharp, pointy fingernails I’ve seen in the last yr or two-that’s from back in the late 50’s



  27. David Konevky on September 1, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    I feel like just because someone’s skinny doesn’t mean that they can’t be curvy. Curvy doesn’t mean being big, it means that your waist and hips have a noticeable distance from each other, giving you a more "curvy" look.



  28. donna on September 1, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Does anyone remember bobbysocks and saddle Oxford shoes? I’m from the Midwest and we wore those to school.



  29. Animatizando on September 1, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    I wish there was some tips about male clothing
    Everytime I search about a period with male clothing is just suits, suits and more suits



  30. Karolina Żebrowska on September 1, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    sorry if the music is too loud, I didn’t have the time to fix it, just imagine someone is playing it on the radio hehe



  31. The Life of Miss VIP on September 1, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    My grandmother and mother dressed like that I want to also



  32. Renee Petro on September 1, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Love your videos!!



  33. L. A. Gothro on September 1, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    The "New Look". Those huge skirts. Bullet bras. Girdles that go up to one’s sternum. Peter Pan collars. Mandarin collars. Pointy-toed shoes with pointy heels. Poodle haircuts. Toni perms. Poodle skirts. Lauren Bacall in "How to Marry a Millionaire".



  34. Nicky Finn on September 1, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I would think “Rizzo” from “Grease” would b accurate …?



  35. Ginger Sal on September 1, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you that was so interesting! Regarding Marilyn Monroe, I remember that on several occasions she was actually pressured to lose weight by directors and movie moguls, when she was considered too curvy to be attractive. And as you mentioned, she was never plus size, so yeah, not a plus size friendly time.



  36. Willa Grant on September 1, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you! For those of us who remember the 1950s, the reensctme ts are silly.



  37. Kalinna Vyacheslavovna on September 1, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    You come across extremely judgmental, no one is perfect



  38. Andrea Fox on September 1, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    I’m just really glad our patriarchal society still continues to decide our standard of beauty.



  39. MorgainLaFey on September 1, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Polkadots and cherrys are from the 1980’s subculture "Psychobilly" that is heavily influenced from "Rockabilly", "Punk" and "Goth". So I guess (I don’t know) that modern "Rockabilly"-style is more influenced from the 1980’s than the 1950’s….



  40. Yolanda Ray on September 1, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Cellulite is not exclusive to over weight people. Princess Diana had an issue with cellulite and so do some models that through the power of photoshop it gets taken out of the finale cute.



  41. Watts family on September 1, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    cherries came from my grandmother’s quilt! also a lot of her fabric scraps from sewing featured fruit, but florals were more common. old table cloths also featured fruit, but more often florals. my point is, i didn’t see much fruit in her 60s and 70s quilt pieces, so we think of fruit as being a 50s thing. really though, it was probably leftover fabric from the 40s.



  42. Dolly Madison on September 1, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    1950’s Saddle shoes & poodle skirts. Pink or WHITE lipstick. Hair was short & puffy!



  43. Skipperoni on September 1, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I’d love to see a decade broken down across cultures



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  45. M. Jeddah on September 1, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Crinolines was how they got the puffy dress look. Petticoats I don’t remember. Poodle skirts, bobbie socks, saddle oxfords and tight cardigan sweaters– that’s the iconic look of a young woman of the 50s. At least, that’s what I remember.



  46. Kelsey on September 1, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    We’re poodle skirts really that big? I haven’t seen a lot of photos from the era of people wearing them.



  47. Brilchan on September 1, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    I adore your informative videos



  48. Andrea Taft on September 1, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    To really see what people wore everyday, look through a catalog or newspaper ad. Magazines went for glamour and gave a false ideal of what beauty was for the day. What you wore during the day at home and what you wore if going out were different. In the 50’s your knees were covered, corsets and slips were necessary, certain colors were not mixed, shoes and purses matched. hair was always combed. There was no internet or widespread tv so some trends were still regional. Love looking at all of the different eras of dress.



  49. Ostblock Latina on September 1, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    I wish you could rate the accuracy of 1950’s costumes and hairstyles in "Back to the Future" (1985) and in "Grease" (1978).
    Also, when you mentioned the cherries, I immediately imagined teenagers hanging around milkshake bars, ordering those huge milkshakes with a ton of whipped cream and a cherry on top. But maybe that’s another misconception I got from the movies.



  50. Jan Perry on September 1, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    After WW2 the fashions had to start again.