Wow ! 1950s Spring Fashion

1952 Dress Styles – snapped by Life’s Nina Leen –

1950s fashion report for Glamourdaze

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It’s spring and Life magazines Nina Leen is out snapping the latest snappy styles for women on the streets, avenues and museums of Washington DC.

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Among the Capitals 115,000 government girls shirt waists are almost a required uniform. Here a group of Pentagon secretaries wearing them.

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Among the women of Washington society the ball gown is almost a uniform, with evening dress required for party going or giving three or four nights a week.

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In the National Gallery, the Capital’s greatest repository of art, Sheila Kilgore wears a flower-piled hat ( John Frederics), which is now back in style, with finely pleated wool cocktail dress (Pauline Trigere).

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White Wool Fleece is a popular sportswear fabric now made into a dressy fitted coat for spring street wear ( Ben Zuckerman). It is worn with a small veiled angora hat ( John Frederics) by Gene Skora.

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Shiela Kilgore again here wearing a Princess coat dress with checked stiff, ridged silk lined red taffeta. It has jewelled buttons, and half belt in back ( Mollie Parnis). Perched on Sheila’s fashionable poodle hairdo is a pile of poppies and daisies ( Mr John)

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Nursemaids cap of buttercups has black streamers down the back ( Hattie Carnegie), and this tops a black Carnegie suit worn by the lovely Eleanor Owens. Behind her hangs Manet‘s The Old Musician !

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Tight top of lightweight wool princess dress is zipped up the back, has a separate waist cinch underneath it. The dress has a five yard hem, is edged with linen bands at the high neck and on the pockets ( Ceil Chapman).

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And now a forecast for summer – with this cotton twill cocktail suit with velvet collar and brass buttons ( Jane Derby) modelled here by the stunning Mrs William E Stone.

That’s all !

Transcription©Glamourdaze 2015
Original published Life – Feb 1952