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56 Nostalgic 50s-Inspired Styles

From Retro Model Fashion Ads to Theatrical 50s Catalogues

— May 6, 2013 — Fashion
Fashionistas looking to take a step back in time towards a more conservative era will absolutely adore these nostalgic 50s-inspired styles, which pays tribute to the wonderfully chic designs of that iconic decade.

Clothing in the 1950s was all about vibrant polka dot patterns, flared skirts and dresses and over-the-top hairdos. By incorporating those iconic styles into modern day editorials and fashion lines, designers are able to attract a whole new generation of youth and individuals unfamiliar with that decade, showcasing an appreciation for the styles of the past. From stunning editorials that fuse 50s style with modern day settings to retro swimwear lines, these fantastic fashion styles allow individuals to pay tribute to an era where color, pattern and fitted waists were all the rage.

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Retro Sepia-Hued Editorials
Retro Sepia-Hued Editorials
The Vogue Italia 'Wardrobe Fittings' Photoshoot Stars Naomi Campbell
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Nostalgic Toy Soldier Editorials
Nostalgic Toy Soldier Editorials
The Danny Allen by Herson Nebaya Portrait Series is Retro-Infused
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Posh Picnic Fashions
Posh Picnic Fashions
This Gingham Tablecloth Dress by 'Melindamilkshake' is Seasonally Stylish
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Vintage Housewife Collections
Vintage Housewife Collections
The Prada Fall 2013 Collection Brings Back Feminine Garbs of the 50s
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Elegant 3D Attire
Elegant 3D Attire
The Sylvio Giardina Fall 2013 Lookbook is Sculpturally Shaped
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Vintage-Inspired Ebony Fashion
Vintage-Inspired Ebony Fashion
Windfall in Athens by Fenia Labropoulou Stars a Dark Mirjam Roth
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50s Homage Collections
50s Homage Collections
The Tracy Reese Pre-Fall 2012 Line Has Severals Prints Going On
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Brocade Cocktail Fashions
Brocade Cocktail Fashions
The Barbara Tfank Fall 2013 RTW Collection is 1950s-Inspired
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Feathery Peplum Fashion
Feathery Peplum Fashion
The Daizy Shely SS13 Collection is Bold and Sophisticated
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Cutaway Cloud Couture
Cutaway Cloud Couture
Christopher Kane Pre-Fall 09 Collection is Nuclear Chic
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Retro Resort Editorials
Retro Resort Editorials
Molly Smith for Wonderland Shows Off the Dior Resort 2012 Collection
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Head Wrap Hairstyles
Head Wrap Hairstyles
The Resort T Beauty Vogue Nippon Photoshoot is Retro-Chic
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Chunky Mid-Century Jewelry
Chunky Mid-Century Jewelry
The Sou Brette Requiescence Collection is Inspired by Industrial Design
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Scenic Retro Frocks
Scenic Retro Frocks
The Fun Printed Bernie Dexter Dresses Have Timeless Style
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Nifty Fifties Editorials
Nifty Fifties Editorials
This Marie Claire '50s Moment' Editorial is Clean and Classic
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Vintage Glamazon Shoots
Vintage Glamazon Shoots
The Savaje Corazon Vogue Mexico Editorial is Over-the-Top
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Nautical Retro Editorials
Nautical Retro Editorials
The Mila De Wit Glamour UK Shoot is Effortlessly Classic
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Retro Ultraviolet Photography
Retro Ultraviolet Photography
'Rockabilly Rebel' by Maciej Kucia has a Rock and Roll Vibe
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Retro Coy Photoshoots
Retro Coy Photoshoots
The Please! Magazine #13 Sarai Editorial is Demure Meets 1950s
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Euro Diva Campaigns
Euro Diva Campaigns
The Alberta Ferretti for Macy's SS12 Ads Star a Retro Mariacarla Boscono
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Unstoppable Blonde Editorials
Unstoppable Blonde Editorials
The Magdalena Frackowiak Vogue Spain March 2012 Shoot is Ultra Chic
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50s Vixen Editorials
50s Vixen Editorials
The Madame Germany 'Some Like It Hot' Shoot Pays Tribute to Marilyn Monroe
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Futile Housewife Photoshoots
Futile Housewife Photoshoots
The 7000 Magazine Hiett Editorial Displays Failed Cleaning Attempts
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Aristocratic '50s Editorials
Aristocratic '50s Editorials
The Marie Claire Russia June 2012 Tatou Photoshoot is Chic
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Glam Gun-Slinging Editorials
Glam Gun-Slinging Editorials
Vogue Latin America 'Salvaje Corazon' Stars a 50s-Chic Crystal Renn
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Sultry 50s-Inspired Editorials
Sultry 50s-Inspired Editorials
Valerie Van Der Graaf Goes Vintage for LoveCat Magazine Photo Shoot
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Theatrical 50s Catalogues
Theatrical 50s Catalogues
The Mais Oui Vintage Images Borrow from Decade-Specific Looks
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Edgy 50s-Inspired Photoshoots
Edgy 50s-Inspired Photoshoots
The L’Officiel Paris 'Ex-fan des 50s' Editorial Stars Estelle
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Vibrant Housewife Editorials
Vibrant Housewife Editorials
The Fashion Canada '50s Scent' Photoshoot Stars Olga Maliouk
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Retro Street Photoshoots
Retro Street Photoshoots
The Vogue UK June 2012 'London Calling' Editorial Features Urban Hubs
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Seductively Self-Conscious Shoots
Seductively Self-Conscious Shoots
Mona Johannesson for Elle Sweden Models 50s-Inspired Fashion
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Retro Rockabilly Editorials
Retro Rockabilly Editorials
The Glamour UK 'We Love Rock ‘n’ Roll' Editorial Stars Len
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Retro Diva Dining Lookbooks
Retro Diva Dining Lookbooks
‘A Precious Glam' by Miles Aldridge Serves Up Fab Fifties
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Glamorous Greaser Girls
Glamorous Greaser Girls
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon Channels Both the 1920s and 1950s
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Aristocratic Tropical Muses
Aristocratic Tropical Muses
The Gravure Magazine 'Miami Nice' Editorial Glamorizes Getaways
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Saturated Housekeeping Editorials
Saturated Housekeeping Editorials
The Grey Magazine 'A Touch of Class' Photoshoot Polishes Homes
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Sultry Sepia Photoshoots
Sultry Sepia Photoshoots
The Grazia Paris August 2012 Editorial Stars a Timeless Sophie Vlaming
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Hitchcock-Inspired Editorials
Hitchcock-Inspired Editorials
The Vogue US April 2013 Issue Channels a Suspenseful Classic
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Retro Motel Fashion Ads
Retro Motel Fashion Ads
The Beymen Collection Spring 2013 Campaign Stars Michelle Buswell
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Southern French Frocks
Southern French Frocks
The Temperley London Resort 2013 Collection is Classy and Elegant
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Glam Vintage-Inspired Gowns
Glam Vintage-Inspired Gowns
The Lucy Dang AW13 Lookbook is Fit for '50s Movie Stars
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Retro Trio Editorials
Retro Trio Editorials
The Vogue China 'We Go Together' Shoot Focuses on a Love Triangle
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Kitschy 50s Lookbooks
Kitschy 50s Lookbooks
The Steve Madden Summer 2012 Trendbook is Flirty and Vibrant
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Sun-Drenched Retro Photoshoots
Sun-Drenched Retro Photoshoots
The Sofya Titova Gioia Editorial is Classically Colorful
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'50s Beachwear Editorials
'50s Beachwear Editorials
The How to Spend It 'Swell Belle' Photoshoot is Glamorous Vintage
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1950s Eyebrow Styling
1950s Eyebrow Styling
Heather Marks in Elle Italia Rocks a Vintage Beauty Look
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Retro Resort Editorials
Retro Resort Editorials
Lauren Auerbach for Quality Magazine is a Pretty Vintage Vixen
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Pinup Pool-Girl Editorials
Pinup Pool-Girl Editorials
The Elle Denmark May 2012 Norgaard Photoshoot is Elegantly Retro
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Demure Poolside Editorials
Demure Poolside Editorials
The Ashley Smith The Sunday Telegraph is Elegant and Sophisticated
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50s Roadtrip Editorials
50s Roadtrip Editorials
The Marique Schimmel for Bon Shoot is Nostalgically Retro
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Retro Italian-Inspired Fashion
Retro Italian-Inspired Fashion
The La Dolce Vita by Yie Sandison is Inspired by the '50s and '60s
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Retro Diner Editorials
Retro Diner Editorials
The Vogue China 'The New Fifties' Shoot is Elegantly Seductive
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Saturated 50s Photoshoots
Saturated 50s Photoshoots
The Elegance Netherlands May 2012 Editorial Stars Sasha Melnychuk
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Sophisticated Sepia Photoshoots
Sophisticated Sepia Photoshoots
The Acne Paper No. 14 Editorial Stars a Vintage Karlie Kloss
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Modernized '50s Lookbooks
Modernized '50s Lookbooks
The For Love & Lemons Pre-Fall 2013 Catalog Stars Daria Pleggenkuhle
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50s-Inspired Pictorials
50s-Inspired Pictorials
The 'She Was Once Mine' Spread By Photographers Andoni & Arantxa
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