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50's Fancy Dress

1950 Fancy Dress

Immerse yourself into the world of the 1950’s with our Ladies 1950’s Fancy Dress Costumes. The is a wide range of fancy dress costumes available, ranging from Marilyn Monroe through to the characters from Grease, being top of our popularity list.

The 1950’s was a time of change. The move from the conformative 1940’s dress sense to the rebellious Rock ‘n’ Roll era was reflected by females wearing saddle shoes, bobby socks, blouses with pleated skirts, or dirndl dresses, which featured lots of petticoats, and came sleeveless or with puffed sleeves. Favoured hairstyles included the ponytail and bouffant, hair that was teased and combed up to stand high on a woman's head.

Many expressed themselves by wearing felt poodle skirts, which often featured such images as record players and musical notes attached to their fronts, or they wore short, tight skirts, stockings, tight blouses and sweaters, and an over-abundance of eye shadow and lipstick.

While a preppy couple who was "going steady," or seriously dating, exchanged class rings or identification bracelets, a greaser girl would instead put on her boyfriend's leather jacket.

50s Fancy Dress Ideas

My Fancy Dress Party offer numerous 50’s fancy dress ideas. Fancy Dress costumes including, Marilyn Monroe’s iconic White Halter Neck Dress. The grease collection including, Sandy’s Cheerleader Costume, Rizzo’ tight fitting black dress and the Pink Ladies Jacket, as well as some more general 1950’s fancy dress costumes.

The 1950’s is one of our most popular era’s for costume. We also have many wigs including the iconic Beehive wig and the “Blonde Bombshell” Marilyn Monroe wig, all providing the extra WOW factor at your themed parties.

Marilyn Monroe Fancy Dress and Costumes

Actress Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jeane Mortensen on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. During her all-too-brief life, Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. During her career, Monroe's films grossed more than $200 million. Monroe died of a drug overdose on August 5, 1962, at only 36 years old. Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic figures from the 1950’s.

We have in stock her famous White Halter Neck Dress. Become the “Blonde Bombshell” with your own 1950’s Marilyn Monroe fancy dress costume.

Grease Fancy Dress

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs’ 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. The film stars Johns Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conway. It was successful both critically and at the box office. Its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second best-selling Album in the USA.

We have many costumes in stock including, Sandy’s Cheerleader Costume, Rizzo’s tight fitting black dress and the famous Pink Ladies Jacket. Make sure you get the ‘One That You Want’ and become Sandy from Grease for the night with your own Grease Fancy Dress Costume.