I can smell a rendition of pink sugar perfume coating the air as I type this sentence. Our generation has been known to twist other eras of fashion as if we are looking into a distorted or curved mirror at a carnival. Though the 90s and early 2000s are the easiest to replicate, the 50s and 60s can be difficult to twin due to certain fabrics not commonly used today paired with countries that are not in operation as often any longer. Threads also appeared to have been more haute couture than duplicated in retail such as Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters.
Fashion companies and houses in the 1940s equipped polished sewers or designers themselves stitched garments purposely in mind to age past the expiry date. This makes sense when coming across a piece at a vintage or thrift store that makes you automatically think quality. I mean the occasional ‘Made in France’ helps too. Since the 1950s were considered the Golden Age of Sewing, seamstresses took great pride in flashing silky fabrics and trims that were influenced by some of the world’s fashion capitals. Most customized dresses or tailoring raged around $25.00, and little fix ups were as low as $3.00. Women today are more eager to flock to big box chains instead of fabric stores, which is understandable with the lifestyle changes we live in today. Most clothing as well in the 1950s are not catered to occupations women have taken on, such as an engineer, truck driver, and surgeon.
However, there is no reason you can’t create a uniform for your leisure wear darling.