If you’re going to a cocktail party soon and want to wear something very creative, you can surprise your friends with a vintage look by wearing a 1950s style dress. It usually means a swing dress that comes with a vintage design. While I have no idea what happened in the 50s, these beautiful and classic swing dresses seem to be the hottest during this time. Remember to style your hair the vintage way to pair it with your vintage dress. To better show you how to style it, I’ve compiled a list of the best 1950s style outfit ideas for you. Let’s dive in.
1950s style teal and white lace dress
Let me start the list with a very interesting vintage school girl look that will be your next cocktail party outfit idea. This 1950s style dress is a teal and white swing dress with a white lace collar. Pair it with white heels and a small green handbag to complete this vintage look.
1950s style dark blue and white polka dot halterneck swing dress
This dress here may be something you already have in your closet, but to unlock the vintage look you need to style your hair 1950s style too. In detail, wear this navy and white halter neck swing dress with pink rounded toe heels for a ladylike look.
White and blush pink floral print swing dress in 1950s style
A floral print dress can also give you that vintage feel, especially if the dress is available in white and pink. In detail, it is a blushing pink and white midi swing dress with a floral pattern. Pair it with a pair of pink heels with ribbon details. The result is a very vintage and playful look.
Dark green swing dress with deep V-neck in the style of the 1950s
Sometimes it’s the color that gives you that vintage feel. For example, here is a dark green midi swing dress with a deep V-neck that has that vintage look to it. To style the dress, you can simply wear a pair of shiny black leather heels to complete the look.
White and blushing pink floral swing dress
If you are not sure why this lovely dress has that vintage feel to it, take a look at the top of the dress. It has the button up design that makes the dress look so beautiful and elegant. In detail, it’s a white and blushing pink vintage swing dress with a floral pattern. Wear pink open toe heels for a feminine finish.
Pink halterneck floral tube swing dress
This is the kind of dress you can imagine how ladies were going to picnic back in time, at least it seems like I learned from the movies. To achieve this look, you can simply wear a pink halter neck swing dress that is filled with over-the-top floral prints. Wear brown heeled sandals to complete this great look.
White 1950s style V-neck maxi swing dress
This beautiful white dress can be considered a vintage wedding dress. It can be very interesting to have it as one of your wedding dresses in your wedding photo shoot. To shape this outfit, you can simply wear this white V-neck maxi swing dress with white pointy toe heels to complete this all white look.
Blue and white vertical striped midi swing dress
This is a very uniquely designed dress that is filled with so many sophisticated and vintage details. In general, it’s a sky blue and white vertical striped midi swing dress, but the dress has even more to offer. It also has some nice buttoned details in the upper part of the dress. Pair it with light pink strappy heels to complete the look.
1950s style White Lace Sleeve Scalloped Hem Swing Dress
This outfit feels intensely feminine thanks to the scalloped hem details. It is a white mini swing dress with lace sleeves and a scalloped neckline and hem. To create a vintage look around this lovely dress, just wear light pink pointy toe heels and a pair of vintage pearl earrings.
Black swing dress with a deep V-neckline and half sleeves
For those of you who want to try a 1950s style dress without using a vintage hairstyle, you can still look your best, but the 50s feel is hard to see. For example, here is a black swing dress with a deep V-neck and half sleeves that could give you that vintage look. Just wear the dress with black heels and a modern hairstyle instead gives you a trendy and ladylike look.
Blush Pink Flowers Embroidered Chiffon Tube Maxi Swing Dress
To achieve a very ladylike look, you stand a great chance of doing just that when you wear some blushing pink. For example, here is a blushing pink flower-embroidered tube maxi swing dress made from chiffon and tulle. Combine it with black suede heels to complete a very elegant and beautiful outfit.
White sleeveless, double-layered maxi swing dress
This white vintage dress can also be worn as a wedding dress. If you want more variety for your wedding photo shoot, you can wear this white sleeveless maxi swing dress with two layers. Just pair it with blush pink open toe heels to complete this vintage look.
Black and white polka dot swing dress with a white felt hat
Sometimes you can use accessories to bring out the 1950s style in your outfit. For example, you can wear a black and white polka dot midi swing dress with black heels with ankle straps. To turn this into a vintage look, just wear a white felt hat to add that magical touch.
Black swing dress with scalloped neckline in the style of the 1950s
This is a very interesting dress. Usually the scalloped detail appears on the hem of the dress, but on this dress it appears on the neckline. In detail it is a black midi swing dress with a serrated edge. Pair it with black suede ballerinas with ankle straps and a black and white striped vintage leather handbag.
Here are some really interesting and beautiful 1950s style outfit ideas that I just shared with you. The next time you go for a cocktail, don’t be afraid to surprise your friends by wearing something similar to the outfit ideas above.