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Old 04-01-2019, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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You can't see pics in my links?
In the encyclopedia.com article, there are no pictures except for the ads at the bottom, which have nothing to do with the article.
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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https://divinestitches.wordpress.com...rend-ill-skip/

Here are some pics of "the Sack" dress. I was only 12 years old in 1958, so I never wore this exact style. But the "sack" which became the "chemise" did influence how we dressed into the 1960s. Thank goodness we did not have to wear the tightly cinched waists of the previous few years. Of course that is the point, isn't it? Once the market is saturated with one style, the designers must bring out new things, and that will likely be a reaction to the old things.

Here are some pics of the chemise style in the 1960s.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/314196...14809/?lp=true

Also note the mini skirt.

I graduated in 1964. I know I wore the chemise style, because I remember sewing them for myself. This was much less confining than previous styles.
Thanks, interesting styles!
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:33 PM
 
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Yeah, to me, it's classic 50's. And the 50's are my favorite fashion era.

To me the "classic 50's" are more about those puffy skirts, which is not my thing.
I mean I guess it can look nice ( like here, because this looks like the typical 50ies revival,)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2759kj_CtfY&t=374s




but that "slouch," yet still close cut look is already more innovative, sort of transition to the 60ies.

I guess I do like the 60ies look after all. ( "Breakfast at Tiffany's" comes to mind )
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:07 PM
 
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To me the "classic 50's" are more about those puffy skirts, which is not my thing.
I mean I guess it can look nice ( like here, because this looks like the typical 50ies revival,)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2759kj_CtfY&t=374s




but that "slouch," yet still close cut look is already more innovative, sort of transition to the 60ies.

I guess I do like the 60ies look after all. ( "Breakfast at Tiffany's" comes to mind )
Oh yes Audrey Hepburn. She was very fashionable. She used to wear leggings too. (They were also trendy in the 60s) They looked really good on her because she had the physique of a Romanian gymnast.
Love her! Such a classy looking lady. I can't stand the white trash look. But Audrey never looked like white trash. She always looked like a princess.
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:07 PM
 
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Oh yes Audrey Hepburn. She was very fashionable. She used to wear leggings too. (They were also trendy in the 60s) They looked really good on her because she had the physique of a Romanian gymnast.
Love her! Such a classy looking lady. I can't stand the white trash look. But Audrey never looked like white trash. She always looked like a princess.
Audrey was a professional ballet dancer before she became an actress. The "sac" (as in bag) dress was popularized on Paris runways in the 1950s. I Love Lucy was not wrong.
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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What goes around comes around. I had dresses with a similar silhouette in the eighties.
https://di2ponv0v5otw.cloudfront.net...64f1ceb281.jpg
https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/...oCx/s-l225.jpg
They change the emphasis from the waist to the hips, legs. and derriere. My favorite club dress was nearly identical to the red dress I linked to, and I got a very positive male response when I wore it.
Yes, somewhat similar. I owned a beautiful silk leopard print dress in that style. It is a blouson.
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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To me the "classic 50's" are more about those puffy skirts, which is not my thing.
I mean I guess it can look nice ( like here, because this looks like the typical 50ies revival,)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2759kj_CtfY&t=374s




but that "slouch," yet still close cut look is already more innovative, sort of transition to the 60ies.

I guess I do like the 60ies look after all. ( "Breakfast at Tiffany's" comes to mind )
Clothes, or dresses, from the 1960s were beautiful. They skimmed the body and were trim. They tended to be knee length or shorter, and were often worn with low heeled but dressy shoes. My only complaint about dresses from that time was the ubiquity of the jewel neck, which never looks good on me. I learned to create a V by putting a necklace at the neck. But often, women wore brooches to the left or right of the neckline. Brooches were quite stylish.

Jaqueline Kennedy popularized the pillbox hat. But hats as a daily part of women’s wardrobe went away in the sixties. This also happened with men. JFK gave his inaugural speech hatless, and after that men began to abandon hats. For women, this meant fixating on our hair, which we increasingly wore in sprayed, perfect dos.

Hats never totally went away, but they became less essential.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:38 AM
 
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To me the "classic 50's" are more about those puffy skirts, which is not my thing.
I mean I guess it can look nice ( like here, because this looks like the typical 50ies revival,)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2759kj_CtfY&t=374s




but that "slouch," yet still close cut look is already more innovative, sort of transition to the 60ies.

I guess I do like the 60ies look after all. ( "Breakfast at Tiffany's" comes to mind )

I love those puffy skirts with their layers of tulle.
But those puffy skirts only look good on people with petite frames. Others look like blimps in them. You really need to have the right kind of body to pull off such a feminine look.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:46 AM
 
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Audrey was a professional ballet dancer before she became an actress. The "sac" (as in bag) dress was popularized on Paris runways in the 1950s. I Love Lucy was not wrong.
Of course she was.
(The poster had said in a previous thread that females that do gymnastics do not have nice bodies. That a few have "blah" bodies at best and that none of them should wear certain types of clothing in public. So I just had to point out that Audrey's body was similar to the body of many successful gymnasts)
So ballerina physique, Romanian gymnast physique, same thing.
After all half of what the old school Romanian gymnasts were doing was inspired by ballet.
And Audrey looked adorable in everything that she wore. I never heard anyone say that she shouldn't have worn something because she did not have the right kind of body.

Everything having to do with fashion was inspired by the runway shows in Paris back in the day.
And everything used to be nicer when they were.
The old days were the better days.

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Old 04-03-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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Yeah, to me, it's classic 50's. And the 50's are my favorite fashion era.
The fifties fashion era is not my absolute favorite but I love it too.
Except for those wretched saddle shoes.
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