1950s Fashion Color Swatch – Fall Dresses in 1950

Fall Dresses in 1950 with Color Family Swatch –

Fill your wardrobe with these lovely Fall dresses in 1950. Use the Fall Costume Color Family swatches to help you match, blend and contrast.

Costume Color families for Fall 1950 is presented by the Costume Color Council. The colors are displayed in such a way that within each color family you can work out your own combination of color tones for coat, suit, blouse, dress, bag, shoes, hosiery and gloves.

Fall Dresses in 1950 – Red Tones

Fall Dresses in 1950 - Red Tones

Fall-Dresses-in-1950—Red-tones–Model-Dovima—-Erwin-Blumenfeld

An iconic photograph from October issue of Vogue in 1950. Model Dorothy Horan wears a Pacific worsted gabardine suit by Harry Frechtel. Glazed plush bicorne hat by Lilly Dache. Lipstick by Prince Matchabelli.
Reds are real reds this Fall, ranging from true scarlet to glowing cherry. To contrast, try brown. For sharp contrast try blacks or whites.

Fall Dresses in 1950 – Grey Tones

Fall Dresses in 1950 - Grey Tones

June Allyson wears an original grey Fall suit by costume designer Helen Rose. Jaunty cut-away front, velvet collar. Slim skirt has a slight flare at the hem.
Use the color swatch to match, blend and contrast. Oxford and Charcoal are the key colors to start your Fall costume this year.

Fall Dresses in 1950 - Grey Tones

Liz Scott in an original grey Fall suit by costume designer Michael Woulfe. A fashion first in grey flannel, its tailored trimness is accented by high, tiny collar. Interesting side pockets and slim skirt.
Use the color swatch to add other tones to contrast.

Fall Dresses in 1950 – Plum Tones

Fall Dresses in 1950 - Plum Tones

The newest and smartest Fall fashion colors are in Royal blue or plum tones. Ruth Roman wears a super swank Royal blue gabardine suit. It is long-lined, triangle pocketed, and crowned with a detachable capelet. Blend, match or contrast yur wardrobe with this Color swatch courtesy of the Costume Color Council

Fall Dresses in 1950 - Plum Tones

Viveca Linfors models this Edith Head creation in light plum tones. For a plum suit or dress, Royal blue and yellow are good alternates as vivid contrast.

Fall Dresses in 1950 – Brown Tones

Fall Dresses in 1950 - Brown Tones

Browns this season, range from earthy to pale beige. Youthful all-wool tweed suit worn by Marion Marshall. In earth brown with russet, the skirt has a new flare. Designed by Jeanne Barrie.
A simple addition of am autumnal red or yellow

The Costume Color Council Book for Fall 1950 is courtesy of the Smithsonian Library.

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