Womens’ fashions of the late 1950s were still quite feminine and ladylike. The fit and flared “New Look” silhouette was still popular, as were fitted sheath dresses and beautiful tailored suits. Hemlines were still below the knee. And hats and gloves remained part of a well dressed lady’s wardrobe. But you can see from some of the photos, the sleeker, streamlined designs that were the precursor of the “Mod” style clothing to come in the latter 1960s. So feast your eyes on what were the designer spring fashion trends from 1959. Personally I like them a lot better than most of the current spring styles. But I guess that’s no surprise!
The quintessential classic suit by Chanel in beige nubbed wool with navy trim and a navy pinstriped suit with belted jacket by Dior.
Note the model on left with the flip! Soon to become one the most popular hairstyles of the 60s!
Turquoise silk organdy dress by Harvey Berin. Worn with green accessories, including the gorgeous five strand Nettie Rosenstein necklace.
The blue and green color combination that was popular for spring 1959, continued for many years into the 60s.
On left blue/green floral print suit from Hutzler’s department store. Nettie Rosenstein necklace. Sally Victor Hat.
On right turquoise Italian silk twill suit by Marquise. Emme Hat.
A delightful spring flower hat by Lilly Dache . Oh how I wish women still wore hats like this today!
And how fun is this matching polka dot hat and gloves by Emme?
Cardin’s sculptural dress with the wide foldover collar is a hint of the 1960s futuristic Mod fashions to come, while Jacques Heims “New Look” dress is in keeping with the fitted and flared silhouette that shouts classic 1950s!
Black and white, always a classic. And a big fashion trend this spring!
Sleek, chic evening dresses by Patou. You can see how the evening fashions were starting to move to a more casual, informal look.
Though some designers were still making very feminine party dresses like this navy blue lace and white organdy beauty by Rudolf.
Rose prints are so perfect for spring! Velveteen rose print evening suit by Traina Norell. Jewelry, Van Cleef and Arpels
These looks are timeless IMHO. What do you think? Would you wear any of these styles now?