Give it a little time and all of those wonderful fashions come back around…specifically the 50’s. I always adored the 50’s styles and I’m so excited that they’ve come back around!
Christian Dior didn’t like the style for women during the 1940’s, which in his opinion was becoming too masculine and covered up. Dior said he wanted to “Bring back beauty, feminine clothing, soft rounded shapes and full flowing skirts” like the women in the 1930’s. In 1947, he debuted his new collection, most popularly known as “the new look”.
The new look consisted of a rounded shoulders, cinched waist and bell skirts created in luxurious fabrics. The look was meant to accentuate a women’s natural hour glass figure.
Dior’s “new look” catapulted him to fame. Dior’s designs were worn by some of the most famous actresses of the time, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner and Marlene Dietrich.
Watch how Marina Bumpton makes this killer dress in her step by step tutorial and rev up that sewing machine to make one of these figure flattering dresses for yourself!