In the 50's there was an emphasis on bringing women back home. The gender roles were reflected in women's fashion. Women stressed their femininity with soft shoulders, stiletto heels, and wrist length heels. Working uniforms consisted of pencil skirts and hats with small veils. Women strived to create small waits with A-Line skirts. Corsets made a come back to create this look.
Men's suits were less tailored then in the previous decade;however, the materials used in the suits were heavy still. The type of clothing worn was dependent upon the job they had. As in previous decades, men often wore hats. The brims got shorter in the 50s. The 50s marks a transition in men's fashion. As the decade went on, men started to wear more casual clothes. Along with the causal styles came diversity in colors and prints. Various polos and short sleeved button downs were worn. Long sleeve button downs came in more than just the usual white or grey.