Fifties Springtime Fashions

Isn't Spring wonderful? I remember how I looked forward to all the new summer frocks my grandmother would make for me and my little sister. Let's take  a quick look at the most popular spring and summer fashions from the 1950's

Little girls in the fifties wore the sweetest little dresses and pinafores.

1950's Simplicity Girl's Summer Dress
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Springtime attire for both of my grandmothers were cotton day dresses usually accompanied by bib aprons.

Lane Bryant Catalog 1955

This 1952 Jonathan Logan shirtwaist dress is what many women wore to the grocery store.

Jonathan Logan 1952
Wouldn't this sundress worn by actress Peggy Knudsen be perfect for Fifties Spring Break?

Peggy Knudsen "Never Say Goodbye"
Time to choose your new swimsuit.

Catalina Swimwear 1955
My Vintage Vogue
Capri pants were very popular in the 1950's. My mother called them pedal pushers.

Capri Pants 1950's
Fifties ladies often chose denim dungarees for gardening or yard work. They were rarely worn away from home.

Denim Dungarees 1952 Sears Catalog
And what is spring without a new prom or cotillion dress. Many ready to wear prom dresses were patterned after this Jean Dessés couture gown.

Jean Dessés Prom Dress 1956
The favored outfit for most fifties ladies was summer sportswear.

Paddle and Saddle Sportswear 1953
And we all wanted a pretty polka dot or gingham check dress.

1954 Simplicity Pattern
Let us know what you think of these fifties fashions. 

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