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 Hi Janet. I have just bought a beautiful vintage 50's dress for my prom. I have my hair and shoes all sorted. I would also like to know whether girl's in the 50's wore anything over their dresses; my proms soon and the weather is predicted as pretty cold so I would not mind having something to keep away the evening chills!!


  Fab 50s girls wore immitation mink stoles, or the real think if they were lucky, according to Ellen Christine, owner of the Ellen Christine Eclectic Shop on FASHIONDIG. "There were lots of cute little stoles in the 50s made of white bunny fur with pom-pom ties; faux fur stoles, mink shrugs; velvet bolero jackets and new plush novelty fabric wraps." Remember, these girls were celebrity watching the same as we do and what they wore in Hollywood, the young fashionistas wanted too!

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4/17/2006 5:28:59 PM


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Janet Pytowski Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.

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