Small Juliet caps or decorated headbands and gloves accessorised them. Small Juliet caps or decorated headbands and gloves accessorised them.
Wrap skirt fits any size hip measurement; 50" max. Choose Color Purple Black. Jacket is 37" long. Available in purple, turquoise, black and red. Fits up to a 56" bust, top is 26" long with 60" drawstring skirt, 35" long. Jacket is 37" in length. Women in Africa are known for wearing designs like these to weddings and special events. Comes complete with sundress, duster and crown in a variety of colors.. Fits up to a 47" bust and 48" waist.
Plus size also available. Hurry, supplies are limited. Blue Maroon Mustard Purple. Discover a look that works for church, the office or at home. This George skirt set is a symbol of wealth in Africa because of it's hand-embroidered details and golden accents. Includes matching jacket and crown in a variety of colors. Fits up to a 54" bust, waist and hips. For the woman headed for success, this George pant set is an essential. Fits up to 46" bust and 42" waist.
Limited number available in Beige, Black, Dk. You'll love this elegant George skirt set. Includes button-down blouse, head wrap and skirt. Fits up to 47" bust with 46" drawstring waist. Also available in plus size.
Get the look that's sure to turn heads with this George fabric kaftan. This best seller flatters any woman and shows off her heritage. Fits up to 54" bust and 53" long. This brocade skirt set is accented with real lace around the wrists, sleeves and hem. For the exotic look that maintains tradition, try this African print dress set. Comes complete with a sleeveless dress, matching button-down jacket and head wrap. For a glamorous look in traditional African style.
Hand crafted with gold embroidery. Fits up to 56" bust and is 52" long. For the supreme look of elegance and culture, this embroidered lace skirt set is a must. Fits up to a 52" bust. Wrap skirt fits any size waist and hips. Choose Color Maroon Blue. If the unique tailoring and embroidery of Africa is what you crave, try this embroidered flower design dress. Fits up to a 52" bust and is 49" long.
Steal the scene in this ruffled dress and jacket set with head wrap. For the look that is famous in Africa try this traditional African print dress. Vibrant colors and a flattering shape make it a favorite for anyone.
Only limited selection left in orange or green. Colors Purple Rust Brown. Get trendy and chic with this new George poncho skirt set. Fits up to 70" bust with a 51" drawstring waist. Color Selection From Chart. Fits up to 54" bust and is 50" long. Punch up your look with this shimmering kaftan, embroidered with silver sequins around the neckline. Fits up to 54" bust and is 57" long. Choose Color Orange Turquiose.
Fits up to 60" bust with 39" long shirt. Pant is 42" long with 54" drawstring waist. Paint is 42" long with 54" drawstring waist. This lace embroidered square neck dress with matching head wrap, embraces you in elegant, free flowing comfort and softness. Fits up to 60" bust and is 55" in length.
Colors Blue Lavender Red. SORRY Varying shades of blue and green give you an easy-going style with this free-spirited tie dyed pant set. Available is sizes 1X-3X. Choose Size 1X 2X 3X. Get the African twist to this popular peasant blouse with these African inspired lace up sun tops. Medium fits 46" bust, 22" length. Fits up to 70" bust and 36" length. Vibrancy is yours this summer when you wear this kente sleeveless dress with matching jacket and head wrap.
This kaftan gives a strong cultural message perfect for Kwanzaa, Black History Month or any time of year. Fits up to a 70" bust and is 50" long. Choose Style Style 1 Stlye 2. Style 2 Style 1. Fits up to 58" bust 56" waist and 60" hips. For a more modern African style, this Kente umbrella dress has embroidery around the neckline and a flowing fit that makes it flattering on any body type. These beautifully ethnic kente skirt sets are available in a limited quantity and 3 new styles.
One size fits most: Skirt is 36" long. Unisex fits up to 56" chest and 33" length. Fits up to a 80" bust, waist, and hips. Fits up to a 50" bust and 56"length. Fits up to 66" bust and 50" long. Colors and quantities are limited. Hand crafted by the Bambara of Mali. They use natural dyes made from fruit trees creating sweet yellow, sweet and sour orange, purple and yellow-orange mixed with black mud and fermented for weeks until the right rich and warm earth tones appear.
An eye-catcher people will love! Each one of a kind, all designs vary. Fits a small through a 1X. Includes matching head wrap. Fits up to 69" bust, 52" long. Feel like an African princess in this striking patchwork dress. Fits up to a 46" drawstring waist, 44" hip to hem and 34" inseam. Be African Chic with these one-of-a-kind mud cloth dresses. Each is hand-painted and completely unique. Fits up to a 50" bust and 53" in length. Made in Mali, West Africa. Fits up to 50" chest and is 32" in length.
Embrace symmetry with this geometrically designed full length dress. Fits up to a 58" bust. Comes in choice of five color patterns. Each is fully lined with mud cloth and has hand-painted designs that are all done by different artists, making each completely unique. Fits up to 57" bust and 30" length. Each coat is fully lined with mud cloth and has a soft swing style. Hand-painted designs are all done by different artists, making each coat completely unique. Coat is 53" in length.
Capture the spirit of an African summer with this set of three free-flowing summer dresses in lush tie dye hues. Each dress features detailed embroidered designs. Hand wash in cold water. Fits up to a 56" bust and 80" hips. Fits up to Bust 52" and Waist 46". This sequined skirt set gives you the best of glamor and comfort in a completely African way.
One size fits most; fitting up to a 46" bus. Skirt is adjustable and is 44" long. Nigerian Lace Skirt Set: White Style and elegance come together in this uniquely embroidered skirt set and matching head wrap. Decorative sequin-like embellishments add a hint of sparkle. Top fits up to approx. Hand wash in cold water separately. Embroidered detail adds just the right amount of elegance. Top fits up to 48" bust, 29" long and drawstring skirt fits up to 66" waist x 37" long; Jacket fits up to 48" bust x 29" long.
Top fits up to 50" bust, 29" long; Drawstring skirt fits up to 64" waist x 36" long; Jacket fits up to 52" bust, 39" long. Tie Dye Pocket Shirt and Cap For a free-spirited look that flatters any man or woman, try this tie dye shirt with matching cap. One size fits most; fitting up to a 48" chest. Shirt is 30" long. Ivory Orange Purple White. Maroon Neutral Purple Orange. Dark Brown Purple Rust. Blue Pink Red Dark Brown. Elephant Design Color Choice.
White Lime Baby Blue Lilac. Black Blue Light Blue Yellow. Red Orange Indigo Black Green. Free Size Plus Size. Black Blue Natural Purple White. Free Size fits most Plus Size. Blue Brown Green Maroon Mustard. Black Purple Mustard Blue. Black Blue Purple Red. Purple Red Black Turquoise. The bodice is outlined with darker brown velvets embroidered with Soutache and faceted bronze beads.
All these images of stunning vintage s garments are courtesy of www. For day, calf length, small waisted full skirted cotton and cotton satin or seersucker dresses with covered matching fabric belts, in glorious floral and botanical prints, such as cabbage roses were typical choices. Autumnal leaves or green ferns, cherries and acorns all looked good in lustrous cotton sateen and were used for dress and scarf fabric prints.
Fresh looking gingham checks, diamond trellis checks and spots were also popular and all make for very collectible fifties vintage now. Also for day and in marked contrast, straight sheath dresses fitted and darted, or princess seamed, were made from satin cotton in sleeveless and cap sleeve versions. Fine wool crepe or Barathea was often used for a sleeved version. Many early fifties garments had boat or jewel necks and nearer the sixties scoop necklines were more usual.
As the 50's decade progressed shirt styles were put atop the waist of either a straight or full skirt making the shirtwaist dress a popular practical style among young and old alike. Many were made in striped fabrics with typical colour combinations being navy and white, emerald and white or candy pink and white as well as plain solid strong colours like turquoise or coral.
Hour glass styled suits were popular. Jackets that flared over the hip with a hint of a peplum were both worn with calf length narrow pencil skirts and gored fuller skirts, especially in the early 50s. In the mid to later fifties many of the skirts began an upward creep toward the knees. Garments had narrow rounded or sloped shoulders, scarf necklines, with wide rather than low décolleté necklines, higher waistline seams and fluid drapery.
Small Juliet caps or decorated headbands and gloves accessorised them. Another oft worn accessory was the fake flower corsage or a pin consisting of acorns and autumnal foliage with berries or a pin made from cherries or violets. One feature outfit of the fifties was the matching dress with either a jacket or three quarter sleeve swing duster coat, sometimes also called an opera coat when made in a glamorous evening fabric like satin or brocade.
For day they were made in crisp firmer cottons in solid colours. Dress jackets varied in silhouette from chopped off small boleros cut above the waist by a few inches having a toreador effect, or jackets could be bloused at the waist or appear as hip length jackets.
Other s style aspects to look for are kimono sleeves, mandarin collars, gloves of all types, printed foulard silk or Tricel scarves and stoles or wraps in satin or fur. More casual dresses were also liked for holiday resorts and the halter neck dress was a favourite holiday style along with playsuits of shorts and bare midriff top in matching print fabrics. Unlike denim jeans strictly worn by teenagers, mid calf Capri pants made popular by the Italian film industry were worn for casual wear by women of all ages.
The s motifs that were all the rage, were Venetian themes, masks, harlequins, ballet dancers, playing cards, shells and fish, cats, cherries, daisies, fruit segments, Hawaiian palm trees and pineapples. Images of Chinese, African, Mexican or similar ethnic caricatures in appropriate hats that might cause racial uproar today are often found on scarves, bags and textiles. Poodle designs, Eiffel tower designs, hand painting and other novelty designs such as cute kittens are often seen on fifties skirts, blouses and scarves.
The skirts are sometimes made of felt and often are circular in cut. Kitten Motifs were a feature of s skirts and tops of the era.
Here this blouse top coordinates with this typical easy wear skirt, perfect for rock and rolling. Images courtesy of www. Read more about typical sources of 50's vintage here. Image of s' purple vintage dress in the page header by arrangement with www. Changes in technology, leisure, work, cultural and moral values, homelife and politics have all contributed to lifestyle trends which influence the clothes we wear. These are the changes that make any era of society special in relation to the study of the costume of a period.
Sponsored by MMA News. Please use the extensive sitemap which lists everything. The Look of the Fifties s Evening Wear Only a minority of women could afford to wear couture designer clothes in the fifties and the majority of women wore mass produced goods.
Coat with Dresses One feature outfit of the fifties was the matching dress with either a jacket or three quarter sleeve swing duster coat, sometimes also called an opera coat when made in a glamorous evening fabric like satin or brocade.
Whether you choose a darling s-style dress or a fab, flared skirt, our retro clothing is an adorable option for any outfit. Check out our 50s-style clothing today! Check out our 50s-style clothing today! Continuing our 20 Year celebrations we are extremely happy to team up with Leo Sharp and get to put 3 of our all time favourite photos he has shot on our boards. Look fierce and fabulous by bringing back the feminine and high-fashion styles of the s with the help of Unique Vintage. Youll love the way you look in the large, flowing skirts worn over mountains of petticoats that mid-century fashion is known for.