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Helen Rose Black Chiffon Gown, Circa 1950's
By Helen Rose
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a gorgeous vintage long black chiffon gown by Helen Rose, from the 1950's. The gown has
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

Vintage 1950's Black Floral Beaded Gown Size 8
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown features a floral beaded pattern a top a mesh fabric and sleeveless design. There is a
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20th Century American Vintage 1950s Gown

1950's Mollie Parnis Black Gown with Illusion Beaded Sleeve
By Mollie Parnis
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1950's Mollie Parnis black rayon and chiffon long sleeve gown with unique asymmetrical shear
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

1950's Green & Chartreuse Two Piece Beaded Gown Size 4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of two beaded pieces in green and chartreuse hues. There are zipper closures
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20th Century Hong Kong Vintage 1950s Gown

Vintage 1950's Aqua Sequin Cocktail Gown Size 8 10
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage design is composed of sequins in aqua and turquoise hues. Features a center back zipper closure. In vintage condition, sold "AS-IS" discoloration/ wear to sequins and f...
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20th Century American Vintage 1950s Gown

Balenciaga Couture Black Lace and Cream Silk Gown, Circa 1950's
By Balenciaga
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a vintage black lace and cream silk gown by Balenciaga Couture, from the 1950's. The gown
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1950s French Vintage 1950s Gown

Orange lace evening dress mermaid gown Ballet INC Circa 1950's
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Orange lace evening dress mermaid gown with belt. Zip closure on the left side.Belt with snap
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Vintage 1950's Hand beaded Gown with Belt Size 2 4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of black silk with a zig zag hand beaded applique. Features a beaded belt
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Eleanor Garnett Vintage Silver Satin Gown w/ Red Waist, 1950's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This a lovely and collectible vintage gown from Eleanor Garnett. It is made of a a heavy silver
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Vintage 1950's Ceil Chapman Black & Pink Lace Strapless Peplum Hourglass Gown
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This is such a seductive and dramatic 1950's evening gown from the iconic Ceil Chapman designer
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Vintage 1950s Susan Small Gown
By Susan Small
Located in London, GB
A headturning evening gown from the 1950s by Susan Small. The dress has an olive /grey background
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1950s British Vintage 1950s Gown

Ivory Sequin Halterneck Gown, 1950s
Located in San Francisco, CA
1950s Ivory Sequin Halterneck Gown. Gathered sweetheart neckline, nips in at natural waist. Full
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

MAXWELL SHIEFF 1950's Pink Heavily Embellished Drape Gown Size 2 4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Maxwell Shieff gown is composed of a pink embellished silk, with rhinestone and bead applique
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Vintage 1950's Iridescent Peach Stretch Wool Knit Gown Size 4-8
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage gown is composed of a sequin stretch wool knit in a mauve hue with iridescent and
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1950s Hong Kong Vintage 1950s Gown

Vintage 1950's Jeanne Lafaurie Couture Watercolor Floral Silk Strapless Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
mid 1950's era of fashion. Jeanne Lafaurie was a Paris couturier, designing from 1925 until 1958
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1950s French Vintage 1950s Gown

1950's long navy blue embroidered evening ball gown in tulle
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
1950's long navy blue embroidered evening dress in tulle
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1950s French Vintage 1950s Gown

1950's Cream Silk Couture Gown and Wrap with Bows Size 0 2
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown and wrap are composed of an off white, cream hued silk. Features a gathered bodice with
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

1950's Creme Silk and Blue Floral Relief Beaded Gown Size 6 8
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of a creme silk with blue floral relief beading with silver. This classic
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20th Century Hong Kong Vintage 1950s Gown

ELEANORA GARNETT 1950's Silver Silk Gown with Red Embellished Waist Size 2
By Eleanora Garnett
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Eleanora Garnett gown is composed of a silver silk with a red embellished waist. Features a
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

1950's Aqua Floral Watercolor Gown with Hi-Lo Skirt Size 2-4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of an aqua and white fabric with a watercolor flower motif. Features a high
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20th Century American Vintage 1950s Gown

Vintage 1950's Marjon Couture Mauve Purple Silk Reverse-Halter Pleated Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Length: 58 inches This 1950's Marjon Couture gown is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or
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1950s English Vintage 1950s Gown

JEWELS Vintage 1950's Iridescent Beaded Gown Wedding Size 8-12
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This dress is composed of a embellished silk with iridescent beading and sequins in a floral pattern. There is a center back zipper closure. In excellent vintage condition. **...
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1950s Hong Kong Vintage 1950s Gown

JO RO IMPORTS 1950's White Iridescent Floral Sequin Beaded Gown Wedding Size 14
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of an off white iridescent beaded and sequin fabric, with a floral pattern
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1950s Hong Kong Vintage 1950s Gown

1950's Custom Couture Beaded Jeweled Ivory Silk Hourglass Back-Bow Bridal Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
In this gorgeous, highly coveted archival 1950's ivory crème silk-faille gown, the detailed
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Important 1950's Emilio Schuberth Italian Couture Under The Sea Motif Satin Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
satin gown dating back to 1951. A Met Gala worthy look! This breathtaking dress was custom-made for
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1950s Italian Vintage 1950s Gown

Vintage 1950's Irene Lentz Couture Teal Green Draped Silk Grecian Goddess Gown
By Irene Lentz
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
goddess gown dating back to her 1958 collection. Irene Lentz stunned the world in the 1930's, 40's and 50
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

1950S Cream Champagne Silk Jacquard Crisscross Bodice Gown
Located in New York, NY
1950S Cream Champagne Silk Jacquard Crisscross Bodice Gown
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

1950s Royal Blue Taffeta and Tulle Ball Gown
Located in San Francisco, CA
1950s Royal blue taffeta ball gown featuring a sweetheart neckline layered on a pleated tulle
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

1950S Mint Blue Beaded Silk Satin "Mermaid" Gown
Located in New York, NY
& small damage to the hem. Lined in soft tissue silk with couture hand finishing. 1950S Mint Blue Beaded
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

1950's Lanvin Brown Evening Dress
By Jeanne Lanvin, Lanvin Paris
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Lanvin brown evening gown from the 1950's. The empire waist dress features spaghetti straps and a
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1950s French Vintage 1950s Gown

1950S Black & Silver Silk Organza Fully Sequined Cocktail Gown
Located in New York, NY
pack in Las Vegas in the 1950s. 1950S Black & Silver Silk Organza Fully Sequined Cocktail Gown
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Black Ruched Front Rose Embellishment Gown, 1950s
Located in San Francisco, CA
1950s Black Ruched Front Rose Embellishment Gown. Black taffeta fabric drapes down the front
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

1950s/1960s Gold and Black Low-back Tapestry Gown
Located in San Francisco, CA
Custom made late 1950s to early 1960s gold and black chenille foliage tapestry gown with a semi
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

1980S Black & White Polka Dot Cotton 1950S Style Summer Gown
Located in New York, NY
1980S Black & White Polka Dot Cotton 1950S Style Summer Gown
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1980s Vintage 1950s Gown

1950s Helena Barbieri Original Cream Silk Flocked Beaded Strapless Gown
By Helena Barbieri
Located in Gresham, OR
1950s Helena Barbieri Original Cream Silk Flocked Beaded Strapless Gown: A sensual original design
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

1950S Golden Yellow Rayon & Nylon Tulle Strapless Gown With Flowers
Located in New York, NY
1950S Golden Yellow Rayon & Nylon Tulle Strapless Gown With Flowers
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

1950S Navy Blue Silk & Lace Strapless Gown With Trumpet Skirt
Located in New York, NY
1950S Navy Blue Silk & Lace Strapless Gown With Trumpet Skirt
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

1950S Seafoam Haute Couture Silk Duchess Satin Beaded Strapless Gown
Located in New York, NY
flaws are to be expected. 1950S Seafoam Haute Couture Silk Duchess Satin Beaded Strapless Gown
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

1950S Lipstick Red Silk Organza Solid Sequin Beaded Column Gown
Located in New York, NY
Sinatra and was a featured performer at the Waldorf Astoria New York 1950S Lipstick Red Silk Organza Solid
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Beautiful 1950s Saks Fifth Avenue Beaded Blue Silk Taffeta Gown
By Saks Fifth Avenue
Located in San Diego, CA
Drop dead gorgeous 1950s Saks Fifth Avenue gown! Stunning rich blue color, heavily beaded on front
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

1950S NINA RICCI Ivory Silk & Brown Velvet Gown With Evening Cape
By Nina Ricci
Located in New York, NY
1950S NINA RICCI Ivory Silk & Brown Velvet Gown With Evening Cape
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1950s French Vintage 1950s Gown

THERESE French Shop 1950s Three Dimensional Floral Bodice Black Silk Gown
Located in Los Angeles, CA
THERESE French Shop, 1950s three dimensional floral bodice gown in black silk with velvet trim on
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1950s Unknown Vintage 1950s Gown

1950S FONTANA COUTURE Black & White Silk Dupioni Tiered Skirt Gown With Velvet
Located in New York, NY
out with a new zipper. 1950S FONTANA COUTURE Black & White Silk Dupioni Tiered Skirt Gown With Velvet
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1950s Italian Vintage 1950s Gown

Vintage 1950s Black Evening Gown with Iridescent Green & Blue Leaf Pattern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage gown is composed of a black silk with a leaf motif in metallic hues of blue and green
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20th Century Unknown Vintage 1950s Gown

1950S BALENCIAGA Style Ivory & Brown Silk Duchess Satin Gown With Elaborate Gol
Located in New York, NY
this gown is even superior to that of Dior's and the micro small beads make us think Balenciaga. 1950S
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1950s Spanish Vintage 1950s Gown

Incredible Vintage Rose Taft 1950s Style Black + Brown Lace + Silk Taffeta Gown
By ROSE TAFT
Located in San Diego, CA
Insanely gorgeous vintage ROSE TAFT black and brown 1950s 50s style couture strapless gown
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Late 20th Century American Vintage 1950s Gown

XS Beautiful 1950s White Tulle Demi Couture Strapless Vintage 50s Tiered Gown
Located in San Diego, CA
Absolutley breathtaking 1950s demi couture white strapless tulle gown, or wedding dress ! Features
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Sensational 1950s Demi Couture Crimson Red Crushed Velvet Vintage Mermaid Gown
Located in San Diego, CA
Sensational 50s demi couture crimson red crushed velvet full length mermaid evening dress! Features luxurious crushed silk velvet, with a form fitting bodice and skirt. Dramatic flar...
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

Sensational 1950s Demi Couture Yellow Beaded Silk Brocade Vintage Mermaid Gown
Located in San Diego, CA
Showstopping 50s demi couture mermaid evening dress! Vibrant yellow and gold silk brocade. Features a dramatic sequined and beaded high collar. Fitted bodice, with a flared skirt. Ba...
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Pink damask bustier cocktail dress Circa 1950's
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Pink damask bustier cocktail dress. Boned. Double-zip in the middle back, one to close the bustier undernieth, the other one to close the dress. Bow in the middle back. Tulle pettic...
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1950s Unknown Vintage 1950s Gown

Black Silk Velvet Imperialist Chandelier Bead and Passementerie Gown–XS-S, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
A gown that would be right at home sledding through the steppes or attending the Mariinsky Theater
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1950s Unknown Vintage 1950s Gown

1950s Dorothy McNab Gold Lame & White Silk Sari-Inspired Gown w Waterfall Back
Located in Gresham, OR
1950s Dorothy McNab Gold Lame & White Silk Sari-Inspired Gown w Draped Attached Waterfall Back, and
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Bombshell 1950s Mr Blackwell 50s Vintage Couture Gold Metallic Wiggle Dress Gown
By Mr. Blackwell
Located in San Diego, CA
Mr. Blackwell piece I have ever seen! Dating from the late 1950s/ early 1960s, this dress is the
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

1950’s Black Ceil Chapman Crossover Cocktail Dress
By Ceil Chapman
Located in London, GB
Great little black dress from American designer Ceil Chapman. Featuring pretty cross over and ruching detail to the front and a sexy low neckline to the back this is the perfect par...
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

1950’s Grey & Yellow Silk Ballgown Dress With Gloves
Located in London, GB
This sensational 1950’s silk satin gown in pale grey showcases some magnificent construction and is
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Ceil Chapman Off Shoulder Silk Velvet Vintage Gown Black Dress Circa 1950s SM
By Ceil Chapman
Located in North Attleboro, MA
Simply gorgeous 1950's Ceil Chapman black velvet off-the-shoulder gown! Ceil Chapman was one of
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

1950s Emerald Green Silk Shantung Strapless Vintage 50s Bombshell Gown Sz Medium
Located in San Diego, CA
Bombshell 1950s emerald green silk shantung full length dress! Fabulous flattering wiggle fit, with
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1950s American Vintage 1950s Gown

Incredible 1950s Vintage Black Sequin Beaded Wool 50s Wiggle Evening Dress Gown
By Boutique by Miss Ruth, Miss Ruth
Located in San Diego, CA
Breathtaking 1950s black wool knit couture fully sequined and paillete full length evening wiggle
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1950s Hong Kong Vintage 1950s Gown

1950s Demi Couture Light Blue Cinderella Silk Chiffon Taffeta 3/4 Sleeves Gown
Located in San Diego, CA
Have your Cinderella moment in this beautiful 1950s light blue silk chiffon and taffeta evening
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1950s Vintage 1950s Gown

Vintage 1950s Curiel Couture Pleated Purple Silk Chiffon Strapless Goddess Gown
By Gigliola Curiel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
purple silk chiffon gown dating back to the mid 1950's. Curiel is an important Italian haute couture
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1950s Italian Vintage 1950s Gown

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Vintage 1950s Gown For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary vintage 1950s gown you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Blue, Gray and more. An accessory like this designed by Ceil Chapman, Suzy Perette and Christian Dior — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Vintage 1950s Gown?

Prices for a vintage 1950s gown can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $225 and can go as high as $6,800, while, on average they fetch $800.

Finding the Right evening-dresses for You

With entire museum exhibitions dedicated to examining fashion designers and their creations, we’re finally recognizing that costuming is art. Evening dresses over time have conveyed specific statements about social class, position and beliefs. Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression, and sophisticated vintage evening dresses and gowns by our favorite couturier play no small role in making us feel wonderful but, perhaps more importantly, making us feel like ourselves.

In the 16th century, dresses and gowns were so important that England's Queen Elizabeth I defined rules about what dresses women could wear — guidance included long skirts and fitted bodices. Forward-thinking designers have responded to this history.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel reimagined traditionally masculine garments for feminine shapes, and her elegant evening dresses and gowns promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by layers of fabric. Christian Dior's gowns celebrated luxury and femininity in the late 1940s — and gave to women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of the war. French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent introduced innovative and highly coveted dress designs in the 1960s while at the same time challenging sexist stereotypes about which members of society could wear tuxedos.

Works by unconventional British designer John Galliano — featured in houses like Givenchy and Dior — redefined limits that dressmakers faced in terms of material, construction and vision during the late 20th century. From his embroidered absinthe-green Oscars gown for actress Nicole Kidman to the iconic sleeveless Dior newspaper dress that Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw made famous, Galliano’s intricate and multifaceted work is reliably collectible and newsworthy

Today’s designers target an increasingly broad audience with their boundary-crossing work, and their tendency to play off of each other’s ideas means that every walk down the runway is also a walk through an entire history of fashion design and dress craftsmanship.

Whether you gravitate toward backless maxi dresses or silk charmeuse gowns by Alexander McQueen or embellished, ruffled floral-print designs by Chloe or Versace, there is an extraordinary collection of vintage and designer evening dresses and gowns waiting for you on 1stDibs.

Questions About Vintage 1950s Gown
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 30, 2023
    Some popular watches for men during the 1950s were the Rolex Submariner, the Enicar Sherpa Dive, the Breitling Navitimer, Omega, Constellation and the Rolex GMT-Master. Rolex, Timex, Orvin, Tower and Elgin were among the top watchmakers for women during the decade. On 1stDibs, find a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    The clothing style in the 1950s was well tailored and classic. For women, dresses with padded busts, cinched waists and hips, and full circle skirts were popular, and the collared button-up shirt dress came into fashion during the decade. Men tended to wear suits in neutral gray, dark blue and brown colors made out of easy-to-care-for synthetic fabrics. Straight-cut double-breasted blazers were commonly worn for casual occasions. On 1stDibs, explore a variety of vintage clothing from the 1950s.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    There were a few popular diamond cuts in the 1950s. One was the brilliant round cut, which is still common today due to its simple shape and prominent sparkle. Other favorite cuts of the decade included the Asscher cut, the emerald cut and the marquise cut. On 1stDibs, explore a large selection of engagement rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 27, 2023
    In the 1950s, a Chanel bag was priced between $200 and $300. The iconic Chanel 2.55 bag cost $220 when first introduced in February 1955. Accounting for inflation, that works out to around $2,536 in today's money. On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of Chanel bags from some of the world's top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 21, 2023
    In the 1950s, several diamond cuts were popular. They included the brilliant round cut, the Asscher cut, the emerald cut and the marquise cut. Rings that featured a large central stone flanked by smaller baguettes were also trendy during the decade. Find a collection of vintage diamond jewelry on 1stDibs.

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