The war was over and Roosevelt was promising a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage. Welcome to the 50′s! It was a brave new world after the darkest of days.
Rock and roll was born in the States and for the first time the young ruled the world.
Pencil skirts, leather jackets and polka dots were everywhere and for a more demure look the giant tutu petticoat under a shirtwaist dress was a common site on the American housewife.
For the men, Hawaiian shirts for holidays and button down shirts and ties with wide leg pants, hats and loafers.