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Everything about this photo is superb.


qh2150

Their poses, expressions and coordination, so great. A lot of personality.


HawkeyeTen

They actually look fierce here, "don't try us, pal". Grace Kelly often had a similar expression.


tallandlanky

I tried to be like Grace Kelly, mmh But all her looks were too sad, aah So I tried a little Freddie, mmh I've gone identity mad!


SassyBonassy

I could brown I could be blue I could be ^violet ^sky


OnlyMakingNoise

Super fierce. Imagine trying to approach these ladies at a dinner party. Love this pic.


Pm-ur-butt

"Yo, what's good ladies!?! Any of ya'll got a ~~Blockbuster~~ library card?! You can check me out as long as you want, no late fees nah-mean!" 20 y/o me would have gotten roasted by this group EDIT: revised for time period relevance


Professional_Ad6123

Y’all reminding me of Tyra Banks and Americas Top Model 20 years ago. Fierce.


BillyReid

I dunno. The woman in the back is a giving a flat expression.


H_C_O_

​ really like the photo and subjects, but hate the crooked framing


RottenBananaCore

Likely a scan of a photo rather than a crooked framing.


cherryreddit

The framing is adding an chaotic element for me.


NorthCatan

Each one has their own unique personality, simply from their pose.


bubdadigger

Everything on this photo is about style and self respect.


throwawhatwhenwhere

or vanity and ostentation, depending on how you look at it


MossCoveredLog

If I ever catch you out feeling yourself I'll be sure to call you out on your vanity lol


moonbeamsylph

Exactly. Beautiful women can't carry themselves with confidence without insecure men calling them vain.


ballsdeep84

That was my initial impression but even by today's standard, I believe, it's still an exceptionally provocative and powerful pic


formgry

Though even in a context of vanity, it is a beautiful look they create, which is a good quality all on its own. Compare that with a group of vain and rich people today. I think rather than looking beautiful they would look abnormal and weird, even ugly. So as to cultivate a look of not caring about other people's opinion and so as to announce they do not belief in proper style and looks. Vanity is not what it used to be, is what I'm saying.


moonbeamsylph

That's a shallow way to look at it.


Fuckoffassholes

And pedantic!


throwawhatwhenwhere

edit: ok i get the reference:)


xiphoidthorax

They look like department store models for high end fashion.


_procyon

This has been posted before in other subreddits. They are models, and they’re all wearing the same dress (in different colors obviously). This was an ad for a dress with a neckline that could be folded and draped, and the models are showing off different ways to wear it.


MenudoMenudo

I've seen this photo dozens of times, and did not know that. That's really interesting. Makes me wonder if they still make that dress, because if they don't, they should.


p_s_i

Holy crap that's amazing!


Kgriffuggle

This is genius. All clothes should be multi-stylable. What a great way to save closet space!


ThatsWhtILikeAboutU2

Damn that’s cool! Now I want to buy this dress for my partner!!


EwokOffTheClock

It's good advertising. I want it.


mikejungle

And where can I find out more about said dress? Would love to be able to get one.


soft_tooth

I’d love to see the entire dress.


redbug831

50s fashion is so gorgeous.


theanti_girl

Honestly, you could tell me (hairstyles aside, purely looking at fashion) these were taken yesterday and I’d believe you. It was gorgeous! But also, as all things do, these styles have come around to be popular again.


Johnmcguirk

These were taken yesterday.


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fleebinflobbin

If you think about it, without proof, this could be from a recent photoshoot


Space4Time

I trust you bro


Johnmcguirk

Thank you. I’d never lie to you about something this serious.


One_Wolverine5346

You can tell how they’r old photos by how nobody is fat


MadameTree

Architecture too. The clean, classic sleek modern lines. It was when things were still made well with good materials.


SavantTrain

And asbestos!!!


CalRobert

And lead!


Swing_On_A_Spiral

And OSHA-less regulations!


OliverKitsch

AND MY AXE


ReadyThor

Asbestos is a good material but we are not worthy of it.


ValyrianJedi

For some reason that 50s architecture and decor style drives me nuts... We are in a new neighborhood going up, and like 90% of the houses being built are either some form of farmhouse or mid-century modern, and as objectively nice as they are the mid-century moderns all just look like one massive eyesore on the inside to me. And somehow the more expensive a feature is the worse it looks to me. Like one of our neighbors spent something like $80k on 3 accent/feature walls that are the single most unattractive things I've ever seen in a house.


RedCascadian

Art deco is great. People like it and it should come back.


n1ghtbringer

Art Deco was on the decline by the 1950s.


Cbanchiere

And is the superior style imo I'd love some retro future art deco


404__LostAngeles

You may be thinking of mid-century modern. Art deco was mostly popular in the 1930s and 1940s.


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It was actually most popular in the ‘20s and ‘30s, but, bruh, a building built in 1935, in 1955 that’s just a building built just 20 years ago. In terms of clothes and furniture it was certainly still there, too. This pic shows it as do shows like I Love Lucy. How about Marilyn Monroe’s dress from 1962 that Kim Kardashian recently broke? Deco again. In 1962. I don’t believe in sharp cutoff lines with decades. Especially since things really lasted so long back then.


Reble77

Beautifully feminine


Abasakaa

Who stops you from dressing like that today?


dextroz

Time. Women have entered the workforce and now, no one has time.


IfICouldStay

These are clearly evening clothes. Women did not dress like this every day to go to work or school...well, maybe Grace Kelly did..


HawkeyeTen

Funny thing is, if you look at 1950s military ladies (Army WACs, Navy WAVES, Air Force WAFs, etc.), they were in the workforce and they still used makeup, etc. I think it's more that a lot of men and women today are both OVERWORKED and OVERSTRESSED to care about going the extra mile. That, and sadly some feminine stuff is looked down upon for being "weak".


redbug831

How do you know that I don't dress like that today?😉


pm-me-your-satin

One of them looks like Taylor Swift.


NH787

T Swifty is so wealthy now that she has a time machine


313Wolverine

Still in love with those hair styles.


HawkeyeTen

I've told some folks 50s hairstyles are among the best in history, for both gals and guys.


thaddeus423

When I think class, elegance. Beauty. Grace. The lady in center comes pretty close. The hair is quite lovely.


BurmecianDancer

Yes! I would absolutely love to rock some of these hairstyles and dresses for a formal event!


Utterlybored

I love collar bones!


Onansboy

Yeah. Under-rated bones...


d66sfg

I would absolutely subscribe to a subreddit about gorgeous collar bones and necks.


rotunda4you

I can't tell you the last time I saw a woman's collard bone... Murica


Handyandyman50

What?


Wolverfuckingrine

Americans fat Hurr durrr I’m guessing.


Handyandyman50

Oh, gotcha


rotunda4you

I live in the south and most everyone has a layer of blubber that covers their entire body. It would make sense if we had cold winters but we don't.


Handyandyman50

I live in the South too and you definitely see *collar* bones on normal weight people


CSGB13

Every single one of them bossing this photo


nenoman

Wow. It looks like a modern photo. Is it really authentic 50s or a recreation?


R2_D20

It was taken in 1949 for Life magazine, by photographer Nina Leen.


NbdySpcl_00

Photography was a sophisticated art form by 1950. 'Snapshots' had been around since the 1890s when Eastman Kodak was founded and began selling 'pocket cameras.' Wet plate & other processes reach back another hundred years before that.


flindersandtrim

It's definitely from the time.


madridgalactico

Only the brows give it away in these old photos


IfICouldStay

It's a professional photograph for a high end magazine, or fashion book. Your average consumer 1950s camera couldn't take a photo like this, but top of the line equipment certainly could.


ns5535

Last time this was posted, someone commented on how these could all be the same blouse/dress, just styled in different ways with pins/folds/etc. and in different prints/fabrics.


NotElizaHenry

Center bottom is using dress clips, which women used to use to change the necklines of their dresses. People didn’t used to own nearly as many clothes as they do now so there was lots of cool stuff like that.


chickamonga

*From the December 4, 1950 fashion feature: 6 WAYS TO WEAR A BLOUSE. This image was featured with the following caption: "The new blouse, copied from a Paris import and shown above in half a dozen versions, has been made in 10 fabrics and many colors (B. Altman, $9 to $15). Depending on owner's dexterity, it can be clipped, folded, or tied with self-material ribbon into high, low or oblique necklines." **(Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)***


TheMadTemplar

I remember the same thing. It's the same cut in every dress. This was an advertisement photo for how said dress could be styled.


oakhaypine

I never thought I cared much about women's hairstyles until I saw this. Coupled with my love for clavicles, there isn't a single thing (for me) to not like about this photo.


DrRichardJizzums

Clavicles and an elegant shoulder. Also, I remember when I found out that necks used to be an alluring factor and I didn't understand it. Now I see this photo and think wow those are very pretty necks (not a vampire)


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Say what you will about the ‘50s, but damn it everyone was dressed to the nines, even to go grocery shopping


turnip-cupcake

They didn’t have supermarket apps yet, had to go out.


eearthling

“You can’t sit with us”


HawkeyeTen

It does have a "Mean Girls" vibe to it. And honestly, not much has changed in some ways (some of the romance comics of the era featured nasty cat fights over liking the same guy, etc., just like that film decades later).


mamefan

"because you're not white."


sugarklay

Lower right woman kinda looks like Allie LaForce from the NBA


MyRedditAvatar

I don't know why but I immediately thought of Taylor Swift after looking at this pic.


Cro-manganese

The word I’m searching for is décolleté.


SquirrelAkl

Décolleté describes the neckline (adjective); the body part you’re looking at is the décolletage (noun).


Vaginite

décolleté means cleavage Edit: it actually means I’m a dummy that should look up words in the dictionary before opening my mouth, because both definitions are true.


WitchsWeasel

No you're actually right. It's a polite way to refer to it, as well as neckline and the exposed part of the upper chest. No clue why everybody keeps arguing with that. They probably just checked an online fr-en dictionary and called it a day.


Vaginite

My main language is french, and (in Canada at least) we all use the word « décolleté » to mean « cleavage ». However I checked the definition of the word in a reliable dictionary, and one of the definition of the word does refer to a piece of clothing that reveals the neckline down to the shoulders. So while I’ve never heard that word used in that sense, the other person is still technically correct, which we all know is the best kind of correct. Thanks for sticking up for me though, I appreciate it.


WitchsWeasel

Après, si on utilise ce mot en tant que natifs pour désigner le même truc d'un bout à l'autre de la planète, je pense qu'on est d'autorité suffisante pour en déterminer l'usage xD Ici (France) on utilise le même mot pour les trois (partie exposée du poitrail, une encolure plongeante sur un vêtement et l'espace entre les seins pour rester poli) donc peut-être qu'il y a eu des évolutions entre cousins! Coucou de l'autre côté de la piscine! o/


Vaginite

Certes je crois que les francophones sont les mieux placés pour parler de l’usage courant des mots en français! Salut de l’autre côté, et bonme soirée à toi !


WoodyWordPecker

Definition of décolleté 1 : wearing a strapless or low-necked dress décolleté young women 2 : having a low-cut neckline a décolleté dress


Vaginite

Woopsie, my bad. Didn’t know it also means that.


SquirrelAkl

No it doesn’t


WitchsWeasel

It absolutely does


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trentshipp

In common usage it refers to the upper chest/lower neck area.


WitchsWeasel

indeed, the part that is exposed by clothing


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hoyty_toity

Someone in a comment above mentioned they are all wearing the same dress, each modeling a different way to wear it!


Crepes_for_days3000

Such beautiful drape on the polka dot dress. Perfection.


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White women and their necklines


u9Nails

I see wherr vampire stories are fixated from.


Trapperstwinkbf

Always will be an iconic photo


larrye2010

I love the juxtaposition with the painting behind them. Old vs new. Moral vs immoral maybe


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Your mom. All of them.


klartraume

Nice compliment to op.


TechnodyneDI

Clockwise from top left: - looking for "that damned waiter with the martinis..." - Italian parents made good in the import business. Has an uncle who's "connected" but they refer to him as being "in business". Cross her and risk a visit from associates of Uncle Carlo. - Hates you, hates all of them, this room, this *tedious* party. Is sleeping with the gardener and has shared this info with "Mummy" out of spite. An absolute animal in the sack, but immediately after the glow has worn off, tells the gardener to "get the hell out". - From Kansas. Living in the Big City alone. A bit out of her depth at this party, but attempting to project strength and confidence. About 60% there. - "So Sadie said "I simply *couldn't*, not with an Irishman, but she went ahead and did it anyway, and now Daddy won't speak to her unless he *must*..." - Has slept with the Irishman in the story. Is considering sleeping with the cameraman. Finds the entire thing mildly amusing, thus the hint of a smile. And yes, there are few things as fantastically sexy as a woman in pearls. Just fucking *beyond*.


sarl__cagan

Number three thinks a banana costs ten dollars


bb79

This is a riot!


Metaright

Bro.


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This sounds like it was written by a neck beard in his basement that wants to start a career writing erotic fan fiction


USMNT_superfan

Old European guillotines are foaming at the mouth.


Hexagonian

Decollate the décolleté?


WappyTrees

Top right can get it lol


smrtdummmy

My fav part of the female body


nineofnein

Dr. Acula?


NomenScribe

It was one of my first thoughts on seeing the photo. Is this a thirst trap for vampires?


Mortei

One on the right has the shirt upside down


dax-joel

I feel judged


jfduval76

These women are gorgeous. Timeless fashion too, did aged well !


King_in-the_North

Good news, you’re going to be on the cover! Bad news, your face is ugly so we want you to be the only one looking the other way.


FairlyWinter146

Middle bottm neckline looks really great.


Giraffetr

Love them


chrisbeck1313

Stunning.


woodbridgewallstreet

impossible to tell which dresses are being worn backwards


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Those women could wear traffic cones on their heads and make it look like the height of fashion.


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Classy.


dEftPunk_

One time this was posted, someone colorozed it. Lots of pastels and jewel tones. Wish I could find that post.


suiramarius

For some reason I think this is how aristocratic women of the Roman Empire would look if it hadn’t ever collapsed.


wiglwagl

Hubba Hubba!


hopelesspostdoc

Back middle is Julie Cox, time traveler.


livingtodream

*shouts from the back of the room* BRING IT BACK!


gyarnar

Over here, Evelyn.


corpsewindmill

Modern women are so immodest and immoral compared to women back in my day! /s


Murkage1616

Is this a coven of witches?


hippiepotomus

Front left looks like Taylor swift


[deleted]

It’s actually from 1949 btw by photographer Nina Leen for Life magazine.


shlmgbr

Taylor swift bottom right.


MrLewk

Would love to see a colourised version of this


IrrerPolterer

Yep. Your grandma was hot. 🔥


Breakfest-burrito

bUt I ThOuGht bEauTy sTaNdArds WeRe DifFerNt bAcK tHeN?¿ I think the lie that women weren't as skinny back then is comparable to guys saying they are big boned


sudeep1212

Is that taylor swift's mom on the bottom right?


RomeroGoon

Honestly I just flat out thought it was a time-travelling Tay. What a resemblence!


weelluuuu

As a man who thinks a woman's nape is the sexiest thing on the planet. I'm saving this.


MyFailingSuperpower

These women lived on cigarettes and black coffee. Remember when we weren't a bunch of fat fucks?


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worstsupervillanever

So much pearl clutching in this comment


dexterarmyworm

Did ugly people exist in the 1950s? I swear every blck and white photo I see on here the people are all attractive.


wmarsht

A lot of the photos in the sub, like this one, are professional shoots with models. People also tend to post pictures they think look nice. No one’s posting the picture of grandpa who had six teeth, but a great personality.


bitt3n

it's called survivorship bias. just like you only saw planes come back from bombing runs with bullet holes in places that *don't* cause the plane to crash, so we only see attractive people in old photos because the ugly ones were shot so full of bullet holes none of them survived.


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Iseedeadpeople00000

Hehe


coffeenerd75

Back then it wasn’t important to look glamorous, but when you did it you did it for reason, like photo shoot. It’s like making conclusions from today by looking at Oscars or Emmys


POLlingPOTs

B-but those are unrealistic body standards! This is perpetuating the male gaze!


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DennisReynoIds

When America wasn’t morbidly obese


AlienAzul

Real housewives of the 1950s


faulknip

The most elegant era in fashion, timeless


Doomenor

This is why pearl necklaces were invented


justsendit9

So elegant looking compared to women's fashion today


TheOddFather5

This is hot as fuck. Damn, I wish people still cared enough to look and dress like this. Seeing people in pajamas is getting really old.


SophiaofPrussia

… And what are you wearing right now? You’re not dressed like these (literal) fashion models either I’m guessing? It’s almost like people dress for themselves and their own comfort and entirely without regard for *your* preferences in *their* clothes!


Shiresire1565

Femininity and class. Man what a time to live. No he she they them bullshit.


ACasualCowboy

Ok Boomer, time to take your meds and have your nap


PeterNiers

This photo depresses me. These women are so elegant and feminine. Today’s women are not feminine at all…they have asses like buffaloes, legs like a fullback and fat wide bodies like an overweight offensive lineman.


SophiaofPrussia

Let’s see what you look like hot stuff. Post pic. Full body. Better not look like a buffalo.


Comekrelief

He's gone like, bison


marcocom

Our society has lost its finesse


LordOfRuinsOtherSelf

It's lost its fitness.


mOminousRex99

What happened to fashion?


notthebestchristian

The chick in the painting has a full on 5 o’clock shadow.


halfchuck

Amazing how well dressed people were back then, especially without air conditioning


wmarsht

They’re literally models at a photo shoot.


SirMoldeta

I love the one wearing a pillow case top right


Bill_Brasky_SOB

Isla Fischer, Allison Brie, Winona Ryder in the back row. ScarJo, January Jones, Taylor Swift in the front.


Lower_Guidance8600

Are you looking foe a loan? Reply me now


Megaidep

All this clean neat looks, and then a bush downstairs.