Men's Dress Worn By Women
LaRoza Wrote:[quote='StevusMagnus']The woman's hair is long, it is just curled. Common sense to many, revelation to you.
It isn't long. It is quite short in those pictures. [quote]

You are correct, LaRoza. Women's and girls' hair was generally short in the Fifties. The photo of the "Anderson family" from "Father Knows Best" shows the mother and teenaged daughter with short hair which was either pincurled or set on curlers/rollers. They may have had permanent waves, but the hair still had to be set every time it was washed and every night. We slept in those %@#* rollers, which was very uncomfortable. It was more common for girls to have long hair (pony tails) in the Fifties than for women to have long hair. The few women who did have long hair wore it up in a bun or French twist. Very short "pixie" haircuts were common.

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Watch more movies from the Fifties and the Forties, even the Thirties, and you will see a lot of tight and revealing clothes on the actresses and hear a lot of sexually suggestive lines from actors and actresses. They stayed within the rules, but barely. In real life women and teenaged girls wore tight and revealing clothes, including (gasp!) slacks.

Women wearing slacks became common in the Forties. It's said that this was largely because many women had to go to work in factories during WWII (there weren't enough men not in the military to staff factories) and had to wear slacks to work, became accustomed to their comfort, and started wearing them at home. Through the mid-Sixties, at least where I lived, women and teenaged girls dressed up for church and to go downtown, wearing a hat and gloves along with a suit or good dress and high heels. We rarely wore slacks or shorts outside the home except for picnics, camping trips, horseback riding, etc. You'd have loved it. But you wouldn't have liked the tight straight skirts and tight sweaters we wore to junior high in the late Fifties. :D

Television also showed women in tight and revealing clothes and probably had sexually suggestive lines, too -- lines that would have gone over my head as a child. I read adult novels by the time I was 9 and only later realized how much went over my head. That was a good thing. Explicit sexual content isn't necessary in fiction or movies or television and there is a lot that kids don't need to know. Although perhaps a friend of mine wouldn't have gotten pregnant in seventh grade if she'd known more about the facts of life. :shrug:

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Men's Dress Worn By Women - by StevusMagnus - 02-05-2009, 11:37 PM
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