1950s' fashion for women is marked by revolutionary changes in the designs of, and materials used in, crafting fashion wares, viz. clothing, footwear, accessories, etc. Fashion of the 1950s, for women, is typified by the popularity of Nylon as a fashion fabric, petticoats, stilettos, fuller and longer skirts, and an elegant, cheerful depiction of persona in advertising and media. Let us take a walk down the retro-lane and take a look at the fashion details, item by item, that make the 1950s stand out prominently in the chronicles of world fashion.
The '50's makeup scheme was built around the idea of imparting a peaches and cream look; the tan was out of question. The foundation shades were such that on application, they would reflect soft femininity and a latent blush. Eyebrows were narrowed following the natural shape and the use of blush and use of eyeshadow was minimal. The aim was to look as fresh as a garden of dew-kissed flowers.