The housewife of the 1950s was no stranger to the simple day dress. Full skirts and small waists were the silhouette of the 1950s, but the house dress or casual 1950s day dress had more freedoms than going-out dresses. The most popular day dress style was the button down shirtwaist dress with a white collar and cuffs, a favorite style worn by Lucile Ball in I Love Lucy. Her iconic dress was a blue polka dot dress with apron and hat and a gingham check dress worn in the Vegemite commercial.
50s housewife costume dresses also make ideal 1950s car hop, maid or waitress outfits- just add an apron!
1950s Housewife Dresses, Costumes
1950s housewife dresses often had sleeves, a modest high neckline and came in fun small prints such as checks, stripes, florals, and plaid. They were simple dresses but very comfortable. Today, many women love to wear the easy designs of 1950s dresses for their own day to day outfits. Join the fun!