’50S

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly - - STYLE STAR -

The beauty ideal of this era was to greet hubby at the end of the day with­out a hair out of place. Im­pec­ca­bly pol­ished ‘dos were teased and sculpted, while flaw­less com­plex­ions were off-set by in­tensely coloured lips, and lash­ings of eye­liner and mas­cara.

There were two ma­jor in­flu­ences on fash­ion in the ’50s, the first was Chris­tian Dior’s “New Look” (pic­tured left), the other was the Queen’s tour of New Zealand. The decade in­tro­duced us to full skirts, nar­row waists and a re­turn to a fem­i­nine sil­hou­ette.

‘I favour pearls on screen and in my pri­vate life’

Below: Her Majesty was a fan of the full skirts and nipped-in waists of the era.

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1 Gingham but­ton-through midiskirt $119.90 from French Con­nec­tion 2 Gingham bow elas­tic $17.90 for two from French Con­nec­tion 3 Dou­ble- lay­er­sleeve tee $69.99 from Max.

1 El­iz­a­beth Ar­den Ceramide Skin Sooth­ing Pow­der, $79

2 Olay To­tal Ef­fects Day Cream, $33.72

3 Shi­seido In­stroke Eye­liner and Pot, $55

4 Revlon Ul­tra HD Lip­stick in

Poppy, $26.50.

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