By Alix Rose
You may surprised, but you can easily slip into the 50s just by styling your favorite pieces a little bit differently. After all, the classic cool look of the 50s still resonates in fashion today. OK, maybe you don’t have a circle skirt or a full suit in your closet. If you do and never find the opportunity to wear it — good news: you've found the occasion! Red Carpet Opening Night is all about celebrating Seattle Opera's current production through clothes!
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So now, what do you wear undearneath the fur? In the spirit of Audrey Hepburn, a fitted striped shirt would be the perfect item (this could be worn with fitted pants and heels, or even a skirt, too). If stripes are not your style, floral, leopard and gingham were all also hot patterns. For men during those days, it was all about the classic white button-up. Flannel and Elvis-inspired embroidered shirts were also very trendy later on in the decade as the crooner (and his swinging hips) rose to fame.
Later on in the decade, many of the iconic and quintessential 50s looks we love today were made possible by fashion-forward people like Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Elvis and Elizabeth Taylor.
Like any themed party or event, you get what you put into it. So, take a look in your closet and have fun with fashion!
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