1950's fashion

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1950s Fashion
1950s Decade Study – Source Task

Teenagers were the driving force of fashion in the 1950s. Until the time, clothing trends had been set by the adult market and the way young people dressed was simply set on what the adults wore. As cinema, television and rock ‘n’ roll came into the world, the youth market began to copy the style of stars. The 1950s fashion changed from the restraint conservative dress code to a freer, looser and informal style and therefore having a great impact on Australian culture and what we wear today.

During the 1950’s young women’s fashion was influenced by the rock and roll craze. Long skirts with bright colours became popular for dancing and skirts and pants were pinched at the top to give more definition of the body. As seen in Figure 1, this era produced clothing tailed to fit perfectly. Women wore feminine, charming clothes with bows, flounces and frills. The young ladies dressed in trousers which ranged from ankle length to just below the knee and Rockers and Beatniks expressed their dissatisfaction with the status quo by wearing jeans, leather jackets and drinking coffee.

The primary source figure 1 is very usefull for any historian as it is showing the fashion of young women during this particular decade. I believe its purpose is to enable people like you and me to see what average young girls wore on a daily basis and down the street. This source is reiable as it was taken at the time in the 1950s and is not bias as it is simply a photo depicting young girls fashion of the 50s.

Bibliography
Last Name, F. (18.3.13). http://www.collectorsprints.com/_images/fashion/homme/500/f-1958-01.jpgLast Name, F. (Date). Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet. City: Publisher.
Last Name, F. (Date). Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet. Duis sed elit ante, pp. 10-20.



Bibliography: Last Name, F. (18.3.13). http://www.collectorsprints.com/_images/fashion/homme/500/f-1958-01.jpgLast Name, F. (Date). Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet. City: Publisher. Last Name, F. (Date). Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet. Duis sed elit ante, pp. 10-20.

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