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Vintage 1950s Evening Dress Patterns

1950s Evening Dress Sewing Patterns 

Soft, feminine, romantic…these words best describe Fifties evening wear. Top French designers of the day included the Christian Dior, as well as Jacques Fath, Nina Ricci, Coco Chanel, Pierre Balmain, Hubert de Givenchy and Christobal Balenciaga. The A-line flair bottom dress represents the most popular style of dress worn by young adults to formal parties and proms. Similarly fitted evening wear that had an opaque strapless bodice with a sheer silk or nylon over bodice, usually sleeveless or long-sleeved. Also popular with young adults on Prom night were evening gowns of pastel nylon tulle, usually bedecked with yards of tulle trims, ruffles, and  velvet bows. For evening, both solids and classic floral brocades were common; the effect of overlaying contrasting sheer chiffon or net on a flesh-coloured underdress was daringly popular. Colors in the evening were now both subtle and bold, as peacock blues and hot pinks became acceptable.

Our 1950's vintage Evening Dress pattern collection is available in sizes ranging from XXS – XXL. We offer either the original pattern, as well as high-quality true to scale 1950s sewing pattern reproduction or an easy PDF sewing pattern to download at home. 

References: Fifties Web