Portraits from the 1950s

As part of our “Portraits of Glamorous Decades” Photography Project, we are looking for 3 women for 1950s celebrity style shoots.

Would you like to feel like a celebrity in the 50s? Are you ready for a great day out and an unforgettable experience? Our Glamour Sessions include Professional Makeup, Hair Styling, Wardrobe Styling, Gorgeous Gowns and Accessories and More.

Keep stunning magazine style portraits of the Amazing YOU, in elegant 1950s fashion!

The Project

We would like to capture a set of amazing glamour portraits that represent different times from the past century. We are looking for 21 women to participate in this exciting journey through history – 3 for each decades that inspired us. One of them is the 1950s. The rest are the 1920s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and modern days from the year 2000 until today.

We will organize an exhibition with the best images from each session, in our studio and online. We can’t wait to see them together.

For more information about the project please visit our previous blog post where all the details are listed. In this post we will only focus on the 1950s style.

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The 1950s

It was a decade marked by the post-World War II boom and the dawn of the Cold War. Countries all over the world were still trying to recover from the war, with new conflicts rising here and there.

Amongst the hottest female celebrities were Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe.


The 1950s were a time when fashion exploded into new directions, new colors, and new silhouettes. It is an iconic decade that has spurned a vintage retro fashion revival including Pin Up and Rockabilly clothing.

In 1947, Christian Dior turned 1940s fashion upside down with his “New Look.” it was big and bold and utterly feminine. Dress skirts were full and busts were padded to accentuate a small waist. The look was inspired by the Victorian era, but made shorter and sexier while still being modest.

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There are two classic dress shapes of the 1950s. The most popular style today is the full skirted, tea length dress, often called a ‘50s swing dress. The other very classy look was the form-fitting dress often called a pencil or wiggle dress today. Both styles had modest, snug fitting tops with narrow high waistlines and shin-length or tea-length skirts. Both styles were worn by women equally, although the sheath dress was too impractical to wear as a house dress.

Fashion trends included: pencil and poodle skirts, polka dots, sweaters and cardigans, colorful socks, capri pants, kitten heels, saddle shoes, stiletto heels, bustiers and bikinis. Also, rockabilly and greaser fashion like in the movie Grease, tight and high waisted jeans and leather jackets.

Women used winged eyeliner and red lipstick, pin curls, small hats, headscarves, hair flowers and aimed for poodle looks.

Our studio offers dresses and accessories in 1950s style.

How do you like this style?

More Information

For more information about this exciting project please call Janette on 0431 591 096 or get in touch with us through the Contact page. You can also also schedule a consultation via phone call or in person with us though our Booking page. You can also book your glamour session online.

If you would like to see more of our glamour work please visit our glamour gallery.

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