SOUNDS AND LOOKS LOVELY AND PRACTICAL!
By Montana Jade Hall
You may have seen those hand-drawn silhouettes in designs alongside photographed models atop the covers of your mother’s or grandmother’s sewing patterns. The whimsical sketches spoke to the new couture styles of the 1950s and 60s–the post-war period when life shared a revival breath with the fashion industry. With this resurgence came the shirtdress.
Imagine women casting away corsets, burning full body underwear and latching onto the movement towards freedom of expression–in all forms. After the Second World War, amidst the scarcity and sorrow, fashion shifted in women’s minds–practicality became the priority.
It was only when, in America, Christian Dior launched a style revolution that the scope of fashion changed. This emergence was termed “New Look” with its classy, fuller fabrics, spotlighting style as a priority once more.
Fashion fads have changed throughout the decades and drastically over the centuries. Freedom of expression has taken…
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