18 February 2011

Rewind To The 50s

I've really been getting into 50s style dresses lately. Last month I bought the Marilyn Monroe dvd collection which includes 8 of her films.

from 'The Seven Year Itch' (1955)

I bought the collection at JB HI FI for only $16!

I love them and I love the clothes! So it's a good thing that 50s inspired looks have been featured across runways for spring/summer 2011 as well as appearing in my favourite stores so I can grab them.

The 50s were all about being super feminine so the focus was on boobs, tiny waists and big hips.

Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe in 'How to Marry a Millionaire' (1953)

50's inspired dresses

Forever news collection includes full skirts and prints, giving the dresses a classy 50s housewife look.

Forever New Valerie corsage dress $79.95

Forever New Agnes Polkadot dress $99.95

Forever New Floral prom dress with sash $129.95

Bardot ruched and pleat dress $129.95

 Valleygirl Metallic Strapless dress $24.95 from $34.95

Topshop Scoop back dress by Annie Greenabelle 61 pounds (AUD $97.95)

In Sportsgirl 50's Hazel dress, Betts shoes