Iconic Fashion Statements & Trendsetters In The 1950s

The era of classic films and pin-up girls probably started back in the early 1900s where women build up their own fashion images for tv show and red carpet appearances. These fashion statement and icons cemented their own legacy within the entertainment industry and later, the world. The trends did not go away and decided to stay even decades later.

The 1950s, particularly, is the era of rapid changes in image influenced by tv shows, consumerism, culture, and creativity. Even back in the day, fashion remained to be one part of our daily lives that has been changing and evolving through time.

Among the most iconic era when it comes to fashion is definitely the 1950s because of the various style popularized by famous fashion icons such as Marilyn Monroe, the Hollywood, luxury fashion designers like Christian Dior, and many more.

In this article, you will find the biggest trends that were truly popular back in the day. Sit back, relax, and let us take you back in time and reminisce the biggest era where fashion was ultimately huge and innovating.

Marilyn Monroe

Everyone knows who she is, what her contributions to Hollywood are, and her iconic fashion sense. Remember her iconic dress she wore when she sang Happy Birthday, Mr. President to the late President Kennedy? It is still in the market up for auction and remained to be the most-sought after dress among fashion enthusiasts. The dress has influenced a lot of big artists today such as Lana del Rey and Kim Kardashian. It is an iconic sheer, flesh-colored dress made out of marquisette fabric sewn with about 2,500 rhinestones designed by Jean Louis.

Elvis Presley

Another one of those poster boys that were famous during the 1950s, Elvis Presley, was an iconic member of the fashion society. His trademark sleek hairstyle, rock-star fashion sense, the guy has cemented his own legacy in today’s pop culture and it has decided not to stay away. Iconic.


Chanel has always been a mainstay in the world of fashion, creating iconic pieces that started to popularized back in the 1930s. However, the brand started by Coco Chanel revealed a major surprise during the 1950s, as she introduced the iconic ‘Chanel suit’ that has stayed over the years with us. The Chanel suit has been a favorite among the Hollywood trendsetters back in the 50s.

Audrey Hepburn

Without a doubt, Audrey Hepburn has stayed with us even in today’s pop culture through her iconic role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, she is also one of the actresses that has popularized the now called Little Black Dress or LBD, as a classic closet staple.

Queen Elizabeth II

Her coronation gown was one of the biggest fashion icons back in the 50s, adorned with a handful of jewels and intricate embroidery. The queen surely made sure she and her dress standout during her coronation. Indeed, not only she obtained the title Queen Of United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, she also has set the standard of being one of the most iconic queens of all time.