1950's Fashion Secrets - The Body Beautiful

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Vintage fashion advice from the 1950's for the essentials of beauty. If you are keen on mastering the look of Joan Holloway, Peggy Olsen or Betty Draper from Mad Men, the following advice comes from women fashion writers of the period !
Explore loads of other fabulous educational posts on vintage 1950's fashion history

Sophie Loren - 1950's Beauty Icon

1950s Fashion Secrets  -  The Body Beautiful

It really goes without saying for any woman in the 1950's, that good posture is the key to charm and beauty.
Squared shoulders and head held high give a girl confidence in herself, and she in turn inspires other women.

1. Dont slump and walk head up, spine straight and bust lifted.

2.To stand correctly, keep your chin high and place one foot slightly in front of the other.

3.Sit correctly girls ! Don't twist your legs. Cross them if you like, but sit back gracefully.

So, are you now sitting pretty ? Any woman is more attractive when she sits gracefully. She looks great and feels so much better. Keep your knees closer together at all times. It's ladylike.

The Essential E's of Beauty.

1.Early to bed
2.Eat for beauty - go easy on sugar as its artificial energy prevents your body from naturally producing glucose from the food you eat, which in turn breaks down un-needed fat. Try and avoid in between meal snacks. They add to the bum.
3.Exersise - a plain ordinary walk every day, and when possible a good hike with friends.

" Under" Statements

The " Body Beautiful" is almost complete. Good posture and some sound health habits went into its building.
But the body needs support and protection. And this is where undergarments come in.

L'Officiel de la Mode

Foundation garments.

You may think of something stiff and stodgy like grandma wore. You may think of them as something to poke you with every move. Not at all. Think of girdles and bras in terms of smoothness, firmness, and flexibility. Every woman needs those qualities to appear at her best in everything she wears.

L'Officiel de la Mode

Even if you are slim, wear a step in two way stretch girdles to control your lines. It will not hamper your movements. You will find it improves your posture and makes you feel more womanly. As for bras, select one that gives you a firm contour without being injurious !
Other 1950's Fashion Posts:
The Powder Room - 1950's makeup and style tips

This post is copyright Glamourdaze2010
Original text by Dora Lewis, Mabel Goode Bowers,Marietta Kettunen

We choose time, events choose us.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

poncho MaxMara
shoes Andre

1940's Womens Fashion - A night out !

Saturday, November 20, 2010
1940's hairstyle - Glamourdaze

This little film features a young 1940's woman getting ready to hit the town. Short but sweet.
Feeling too lazy to write much this week.

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I ♥ my cat

Friday, November 19, 2010
Beautiful and most funny animals are absolutely cats!My cat name's Nyusha is living with me for 12 years.Once when I was 6 my mom brought her into the house and since then she's my best and most loyal friend:)

  She got the same character as mine.So she loves the camera as I am ;)


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Inspiration : +20, no wind, sunny, November.

Circle Skirts and Hairdo's - 1950's Fashion

Saturday, November 13, 2010
1950's Fashion - Bell Skirts - Glamourdaze

 Visit other great 1950's Fashion links:
1950's Fashion Designers
1950's Fashion Show - Paris
 The Powder Room - 1950's Makeup 

Charming travelogue fashion film from the 1950's,featuring beautiful circle skirts and  finishing in a womens hair salon, where we see the latest in 1950's hairstyles.

Autumn inside of me

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

vintage cardigan
dress –úNG
shoes New Look
golf Zara
accessory thing handmade

Hope you like this ;)

The spiritual world


On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange Indian named "Nobody" who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Dead Man (1995)


The Powder Room - 1950's Makeup and style tips

Friday, November 5, 2010
1950's Fashion - Makeup Tips - GlamourDaze

The Powder Room
The sultry secretary style and makeup looks of the 1950's that Madmen Joan Holloway epitomizes is showcased in this beautiful original archive film from the 1950's . The whole film glows with that peaches and cream hue of the 1950's. These women would still turn heads today. That could be Peggy Olsen lighting a cigarette !
We see the women calmly touching up their makeup, nails, fixing hair and stockings in the powder room
while some old grouch, probably from accounts shakes his perplexed head.
It's a priceless snapshot of vintage 1950's womens fashion

 1950's make-up and Beauty Guides.

For the original 1950's look, you can download instantly these beautifully restored 1950s makeup and beauty guides.

 More images from The Powder Room

The real Peggy Olsen

" Did I file those TPS reports for Mr Halliday ??"

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Other useful 1950's fashion links:

Vintage Stockings Re-visited

Just updated an old post on Vintage Stockings - History and Archive Film

Enjoy !

1920's Fashion Comeback !

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The 1920's look - L'officiel Echo de la mode 1928.

Drew Barrymore at the premier of Grey Gardens

Angelina Jolie in The Changeling

Flapper Fashion on the catwalk

1920's Fashion Comeback ! 
Vintage 1920's style is on the way back again !
Loose-fitting dresses embellished with loads of fringing and beading are beginning to regularly pop up in fashion shows. Art Deco shows and 1920's themed partys seem to never go out of vogue. Hollywood is in love with the era again with films as diverse as The Changeling and Peter Jacksons King Kong emulating the late twenties early thirties period.

 House of Elliot

Constant re-runs of hit TV show House of Elliot [ which oozed 1920's fashion from every scene] demonstrate that folks are nostalgic for more glamourous days.

See 1920's Fashion - Women's dress and Style

And finally a compilation of real 1920's womens fashion on our YouTube channel.

1920's Fashion - Women's Dress and Style

And even in the 1950's they were searching for inspiration from the 1920's as this Pathe Newsreel shows.


1920's Fashion Comeback !