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Full skirts, shirtdresses, and nipped waists — the 1950s were all about the New Look. And as much as we love the so-femme silhouettes, we'll readily admit that vintage dressing can look a bit too costume-y. Now, we know you guys feel the same, so we've dug through our favorite retailers to find modern iterations of classic '50s styles that look anything but a leftover Ricky's Halloween outfit.
From a flared dress with a sweet bow detail in the back that would be the perfect first-date outfit to a pleated, full skirt that would pair well with a simple tee, these 13 picks will have you looking like a retro babe in no time.
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Admit it. At this point, you're watching Downton Abbey more for the property porn than whatever is going on in Lady Mary's bedroom. That staircase, that wainscoting, those gardens... it's almost as exciting as finding a handsome Turkish man in your boudoir.
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