Dating fabrics a color guide 2 1950 2016
These dresses often had shirring in the waist, one panel on either side or in the bust.
Instead, semi-formal dresses, based on day and afternoon dress and suit styles, were upgraded with material and style. Every woman had one of these “going out” dresses in her wardrobe even if she didn’t have a fancy gown.
Heels were a bit thinner than daytime shoes which featured sturdy Cuban or military heels.
Long dresses usually touched the floor hiding any evidence of shoes altogether.
The princess ballgown was the most popular style for teens attending a prom.
The prom dance was a relatively new invention in the late ’30s and ’40s and teens made extra effort to wear their best dresses to the dance.