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35 Looks from the 1950s

From Retro Appliances to '50s Housewife Editorials

— February 1, 2010 — Fashion
The 1950s were a time when conformity was in, individuality was out, and Marilyn Monroe graced the walls of just about every auto shop in the United States.

In a salute to the 1950s, we bring you these 35 looks from the 1950s. See them all for yourself, from retro appliances to 1950s housewife editorials.

Implications - From seductive art of the 40s and 50s to trippy patterns and pompadours, you'll be thinking you were born in the wrong era after clicking through these 50s finds. What might really surprise you is how cool you will think your grandparents are after seeing all the wicked products that their generation got to enjoy.
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Synchronized Motorbike Performance
Synchronized Motorbike Performance
1950s Rome Police Celebration
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Swing Dancing Kicks
Swing Dancing Kicks
Fraqbois and New Balance Team Up for 50s-Style Sneakers
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Underwater Army Inspectors
Underwater Army Inspectors
SeaBotix LBV150SE-5 Remote-Controlled Vehicles
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Retro Recipe Card Revivals
Retro Recipe Card Revivals
A Return to Cooking Inspires 50s Style Stationery
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H&M's Retro Finnish
H&M's Retro Finnish
Marimekko Collection Influenced By 50s, 60s, 70s
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Top Hats & Party Dresses
Top Hats & Party Dresses
Isaac Mizrahi Borrows from the 50s for Spring 2010
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50s Footwear Revivals
50s Footwear Revivals
Vulture Saddle Sneakers Make a Dapper Statement
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Pointy-Toed Shoes
Pointy-Toed Shoes
1950s Fashion Revival
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Vintage Boozey Art
Vintage Boozey Art
Miles Thompson Makes 1950s-Inspired Artwork
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Modern Gingerbread House
Modern Gingerbread House
1950s Style California Housing You Can Eat
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Seductive Art Of The 40s & 50s
Seductive Art Of The 40s & 50s
"Sin in Linen" Is Hot For The Home
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Retro Appliances Revive the '50s
Retro Appliances Revive the '50s
The Big Chill Fridge
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Swashbuckling Fashion Shows
Swashbuckling Fashion Shows
The Marni Spring 2010 Show Mixes '50s Femininity and Pirates
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BMW To Bring Back 50s Pod?
BMW To Bring Back 50s Pod?
BMW Isetta
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Frocks Inspired by 50s Havana
Frocks Inspired by 50s Havana
Badgley Mischka's Tropical Glamour Garments for Spring 2010
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Trippy Patterns & Pompadours
Trippy Patterns & Pompadours
GQ Style Germany #16 Autumn/Winter 2009 Blends the 50s & the 70s
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‘50s-Inspired Cougar Spreads
‘50s-Inspired Cougar Spreads
Vogue Russia Showcases Spiced-Up Ladylike Looks
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1950s Galactic Seating
1950s Galactic Seating
The Saturn Armchair Makes An Out of This World Comeback
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Recycled Flashback Fashion
Recycled Flashback Fashion
1950s Outfit Knit From Old Plastic Bags
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1950s Style TVs
1950s Style TVs
The Telstar Predicta
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Retro Rompers
Retro Rompers
Alexandra Grecco Throws You Back to 1950s Style
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Body Art & BBQ Editorials
Body Art & BBQ Editorials
Bizarre Magazine Gets 50s Retro-Glam With Tattooed Editorial
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Transgendered Polka Dots
Transgendered Polka Dots
Amanda Lepore Is 1950s Glam As ‘Cinderella Lepore' For Iconiq
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50s Rebel Shoots
50s Rebel Shoots
'Badlands' in Russh Magazine Captures a Tumultuous Retro Romance
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Retro Illustration Resurgences
Retro Illustration Resurgences
George Petty's 1950s Art Becoming Popular Once More
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Retro Goth Fashion
Retro Goth Fashion
School Girl Megan Fox Channels 50s Brooding Glam in Chic Dress
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50s Revival Photography
50s Revival Photography
Zoo Magazine Rocks Out With Rockabilly Fashions
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1950s Eyebrow Styling
1950s Eyebrow Styling
Heather Marks in Elle Italia Rocks a Vintage Beauty Look
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The Evolution of the Bikini in Photos
The Evolution of the Bikini in Photos
From the 1950s to the Future
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Retro-Modern Pinups
Retro-Modern Pinups
Desperate Housewives Channel '50s for TV Guide
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50s Housewife Rompers
50s Housewife Rompers
Alexandra Grecco's Pickford Onesies are a Tribute to the Mad Men Era
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50s Housewives Shoots
50s Housewives Shoots
Eva Longoria in Glamour Magazine
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Time-Traveling Photo Shoots
Time-Traveling Photo Shoots
Celebs Travel Back to the 1950s as Pin-Ups
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50s Domina Fashion
50s Domina Fashion
Dita Von Teese Rocks Head-To-Toe Leather at Christian Dior's Paris Fashion Week
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Half-Shaved Pompadours
Half-Shaved Pompadours
Ash Stymest Blends 80s Punk & 50s Greaser for System Campaign
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