Explore our range of 1950s fashion and shop the look style icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. The 50s was a big step back for women socially and politically. As men returned home from the war, women returned to the home. Society and fashion started to focus on pursuing the idea of a "perfect" home life, complete with novelty prints and flared dresses . Christian Dior invented the 'New Look' – nipped in waists and voluminous skirts to create an hourglass shape, reminiscent of the Victorian era. This 'new look' went mainstream and is the style associated with the entire decade. The 50s also ushered in the rise of Rock n Roll, the concept of the 'teenager', Pinup and Rockabilly fashion. For the best 1950s dresses, explore brands such as Cherry Bomb Vintage Couture , Collectif, Hell Bunny, Dolly & Dotty , Retrospec’d.