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Fifties style may not be having a capital-M Moment, like '90s clothes are (not that we'd say no if greaser girl jeans made a comeback). But, the Atomic Age's influence can still be felt in fashion. From the ladylike, full-skirt-and-nipped-waist silhouette that's still going strong, to our continuing fascination with pastels, '50s style has officially transcended "trendy" to become timeless. Which means, you can easily evoke that era's everyday glamour without feeling like a reheated Ricky's costume.
To prove it, we chose eight pieces that'll help you channel your inner Marilyn (or Grace, or Bettie) — while still feeling very much of the iPhone century. Retro babehood, straight ahead.