Authentic vintage? Vintage reproduction? Vintage inspired? No matter which, 1950s prom dresses and 50s party dresses make fun, feminine, and colorful gowns to wear for a special occasion.
Formal 1950s prom dresses were layers of tulle and snug princess cut bodices. These dresses were floor length or tea length – similar to retro swing dresses but with nicer materials. Pink was the hottest prom color, with other bright or pastel colors being popular too. Bodices were strapless, halter neck, or mesh top short sleeves with silver and gold embroidery. Bows were the most popular accent. Read more about the history of vintage 1950s prom dresses.
1950s style prom dresses are some of the easiest to find in vintage or modern formal clothing. Almost any dress described as “princess” or “ballgown” is based on the 1950s style.
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1950s Prom, Party Dresses