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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.
As much as we'd all like to live in open lofts with massive layouts (scenic views included), that's not the reality. Our apartments have funny angles and nooks. Sound familiar? The windows aren't all that big, either. But, most of our furniture is nonnegotiable. We need somewhere to sit and watch TV.
Our not-so-secret secret is that we expect most, if not all, of our products to work double-duty. Cheek stain doubles as lip pigment, and brown eyeshadow helps fill in our brows. But, there's one tube in our makeup bags that could do so much more: concealer.
What we normally slather onto zits and undereye circles has read