Friday, 4 July 2014

The outfits that sold the albums: sizzling fashions from 1950s album covers





The best album covers don’t just catch your eye. They draw you into the world created by the music. And in the early 1950s, that world was consumed by driving Latin beats, exotic rhythms and sultry crooners... Not surprisingly, the fashions depicted on these album covers were as sexy and exotic as the music itself. So feast your eyes on the top five fashion trends, straight from album covers of the 1950s!



1. A SYMPHONY OF SEQUINS

Proving that more is actually more, sequins really came into their own in the early 1950s. Even the Devil himself can't resist the allure of a sequin dress.

2. GOING FOR GOLD

Gold dresses make gold records... Well, they definitely can't hurt!

3. LOW IN THE FRONT, LOWER IN THE BACK

When it comes to attracting attention at the record store, plunging necklines reign supreme. A low-cut back is also acceptable, or possibly both at the same time.  


4. TIGHT SKIRTS, TIGHT PANTS

Only bad girls wear capri pants... Bad girls, and good singers!

5. MAD ABOUT MERMAID

The early 1950s, the Latin music craze took America by storm. People everywhere flocked to learn the sexy new dances, and purchase sexy new mermaid dresses. 

BONUS TRACK: ALL OF THE ABOVE

This outfit has everything, in golden tone hi-fidelity. Cleavage? Check. Metallic fabric? Check. Mermaid styling? Check. Super tight? Double check. 


So there you have it. Flamboyant fashions of 1950s album covers, which still have the power to capture our attention over 50 years later... Do you think we'll be saying the same about the clothes on album covers today?

2 comments:

  1. What a fantastic post!! I love the last one the most hahahaha - all combined! I am still trying to perfect the capri pants look - I often look too boyish in them!

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    1. Thanks, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I bet you would look great in capri pants with your haircut... I'm sure you'll find the right ones soon!

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