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, a favorite style worn by Lucile Ball in I Love Lucy. 1950s housewife dresses often had sleeves, a modest high neckline and came in fun small prints such as checks, stripes, florals, and plaid. Some had white cuffs and collars like a 50s uniform or waitress dress. 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!