If you are 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. Although I have no idea what happened in the 50’s, these beautiful and classic swing dresses seem to be the hottest of the time. Remember to style your hair in a vintage style to match your vintage dress. To better show you how to style it, I have compiled a list of the best 1950s 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 navy and white polka dot halter swing dress
This dress here might be something you already have in your closet, but to unlock the vintage look you also need to style your hair 1950’s style. Wear this navy and white halterneck swing dress with pink rounded toe heels for a ladylike look.
White and blush pink 1950s style floral print swing dress
A floral print dress can also give you that vintage feel, especially if the dress comes in white and pink. In detail, it’s a blush 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.
1950’s style deep V-neck dark green swing dress
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-neckline that has that vintage look. To style the dress, you can simply wear a pair of shiny black leather heels to complete the look.
White and blush pink floral swing dress
If you are not sure why this beautiful dress has the vintage feel, take a look at the top of the dress. It has the button up design which makes the dress look so beautiful and elegant. In detail, it’s a white and blush pink vintage swing dress with a floral pattern. Wear pink open toe heels for a feminine finish.
Pink Halter Floral Tube Swing Dress
This is the kind of dress you can imagine ladies would have picnics in the past, at least it seems I learned from the movies. To achieve this look, you can simply wear a pink halter swing dress filled with exaggerated floral prints. A pair of brown heeled sandals makes this look complete.
1950s style white 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 form this outfit, you can simply wear this V-neck white maxi swing dress with white pointed 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. It’s basically a sky blue and white vertical striped midi swing dress, but there’s more to the dress than that. It also has some nice buttoned detailing on 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 very 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 for this beautiful dress, simply wear light pink pointed 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 going for a vintage hairstyle, you can still look good, but the 50s feel is hard to pull off. For example, here is a black swing dress with a deep V-neckline and half sleeves that could give you that vintage look. Wear the dress simply with black heels and a modern hairstyle gives you a trendy and ladylike look instead.
Blush Pink Floral Embroidered Chiffon Tube Maxi Swing Dress
To pull off a very ladylike look, you have a great chance of doing just that by wearing something blush pink. For example, here is a blush pink floral embroidered tube maxi swing dress made of chiffon and tulle. Pair it with black suede heels to complete a very elegant and beautiful outfit.
White Sleeveless Two Layer 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 two layer white sleeveless maxi swing dress. 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 and ankle straps. To turn it into a vintage look, simply wear a white fedora to add that magical touch.
1950s style black swing dress with scalloped neckline
This is a very interesting dress. Usually the scalloped detail appears at the hem of the dress, but on this dress it appears at the neckline. In detail, it is a black midi swing dress with a jagged edge. Pair it with black suede ankle strap ballet flats and a black and white striped vintage leather handbag.
Here are some really interesting and gorgeous 1950s style outfit ideas that I just shared with you. Next time you’re out for a cocktail, don’t be afraid to surprise your friends by wearing something similar to the outfit ideas above.