The 3rd Annual Doo Wop in the Desert is just around the corner… next Friday, to be exact. One of the biggest concerns of people writing in (more concerned with going with a date, or without) is what to wear!?!
Many of The Coachella Valley Art Scene readers did not have the opportunity to live through the Golden Years, so it’s a bit more of a challenge to know what to go for the night of.
With a little help from the Internet, fashion blogs, and magazines we have compiled an Outfit Inspiration Guide to the Doo Wop for all of our readers/party-goers. Make sure to look at the photos and read the text to get a better understand of not just what they wore in the 1950’s, but why.
Also, make sure to scroll all the way down to get a hand-selected recommendation list of retail shops around town to purchase these types of clothing/accessory items. Some shops we chose are more high end vintage while the others are literally thrift shops, you pick what your price range is.
Hope this helps!
***Make sure to come back next week for our Outfit Inspiration Guide : Rockabilly (Part 2/3) and Formal Wear (Part 3/3)!!
The Look: Tea Time
How to achieve the look:
Pencil skirt: The pencil skirt dress, opposite to the swing, was equally popular in the 1950. More formal than the swing skirt, the pencil skirt and dress fitted tightly at the waist and all the way down the legs to the woman’s ankles, defining her curves. Pencil skirts were worn to work, fancy outings and other formal occasions.
The Look: Tee Time
How to Achieve the Look
Men’s casual styles in the 1950s frequently featured several pieces, including khakis, vests and casual shorts with slip-on shoes. The casual look in this decade also was inspired by television programs.
Shirts: Men’s casual shirts in the 1950s took a plaid turn. Pink was a popular color for men in this era, and plaid often included pink and blue; multi-colored shirts featured yellow and black. Men often wore shirts untucked with the tail out.
Pants: Khakis were a fashion staple in 1950s casual men’s wear. Men wore them around the house after work hours and on the weekends. The 1950s khaki pant had a plain front, heavy zipper fly and was cut with a slightly tapered leg.
Shoes: The slip-on shoe was the style of choice in casual footwear for men. Slip-ons were dressy enough to wear to work, but comfortable enough to wear around the house.
Sweaters: Sweaters were popular casual wear in the 1950s. The cardigan sweater and wool flannel pants offered a clothing option for leisure attire. Men wore loafer-style shoes for casual dress. – as seen on ehow.com
Places to Purchase
Stores we recommend around town.
644 N Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA
66511 Pierson Blvd. Desert Hot Springs, CA
66169 Pierson Blvd. Desert Hot Springs, CA
73717 Hwy 111 Palm Desert, CA
611 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA
72750 Dinah Shore Dr. Palm Desert, CA
68401 Highway 111 Cathedral City, CA
1644 University Ave. San Diego, CA
Looking forward to seeing you there!…..
Info/RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/127041194079569/