Sheer, ethereal 1950s evening wear elegance (complete with polka dots!). #vintage #fashion #1950s #dress

1950s

A strikingly beautiful 1950s look featuring oodles of crimson and gold

Du Pont Stockings ad, 1953 (love the dress and crinoline, too!). #vintage #1950s #stockings #hosiery #ads

Photograph by Nina Leen, 1951.

John Rawlings, 1950

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Vogue, 1951. Photo by John Rawlings.

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Coquettish

Playful, flirtatious behaviour is an acceptable seduction ploy providing it is used as part of your overall strategy.
Kittenish, inviting, amorous… these are fine.
Sexual attraction is seductive but be careful to step back.
You decide what (if anything) happens next.

Retro

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Modern society has many things in its favour and no one wishes for the ‘good old days’…
However, let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Many retro skills were effective for a reason.
It is well worth studying women’s fashion throughout the 1920’s – 1960’s to see what we can learn.
Grace Kelly was worshipped for a reason.

Transvestite

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If a man dresses up like a woman he is called a transvestite or a female impersonator.
The connotation is never flattering.
What should we call a woman who dresses like a man?