Christian Dior's "New Look" of 1947 continued to influence the fashions of the 1950s. Unpadded, rounded shoulders, shapely bust lines, closely-defined waistlines, and fully, billowy skirts define the new, more feminine wardrobe. Blouses, jeans, and long, narrow skirts were also quite popular.
The dirndl dress, either sleeveless or with small puff sleeves and having a billowy skirt, became an extremely popular style. This type of casual attire was the hallmark of 1950s fashions.
The full, billowy skirt and natural waistline was quite popular for a number of dresses during the 1950s.
Many dresses were sleeveless or had long, wide collars and V-necks.
The blouse was fashionable during the 1950s, worn with skirts or pants. Many blouses were sleeveless or had very short sleeves.
By the late 1950s, the long, slim look had returned. Long skirts or dresses were popular, often worn with short jackets.