What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Polka Dots for a 50s Dance

What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Polka Dots for a 50s Dance

Ready in polka dots for 50s dance

Know what the Wroot wore Wednesday? Polka dot capris for a 1950s themed dance! I sort of put this retro looking outfit together at the last minute with just items from my closet….

What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Polka Dots for a 50s Dance

High pony tail tied in chiffon scarf

…and I was actually pleased with the rockabilly result! I knew I wanted to wear these polka dot pants, which I modeled last year in this post, but I also knew, after looking around on the internet, that I wanted to roll the pants up to look like capris.

What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Polka Dots for a 50s Dance

1950s ladies pants sewing pattern

What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Polka Dots for a 50s Dance

50s sewing pattern for capris

Vintage sewing patterns are a great way to get ideas and a feel for period fashions…

What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Polka Dots for a 50s Dance

Doris Day in the 50s wearing capris and collared shirt

…and it’s fun to look at movie stars from that period to see what fashionable outfits they wore. I love this photo of the actress Doris Day in her patterned capris with a crisp white shirt tucked in. I learned that capris were often referred to as “pedal pushers” then, or “cigarette pants.”

What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Polka Dots for a 50s Dance

Grace Kelly in high waisted capris

And I couldn’t resist including this photo of the gorgeous and refined actress Grace Kelly. Note that both actresses and the models on the sewing patterns are wearing their tops tucked in.

What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Polka Dots for a 50s Dance

Rockabilly ready

I went with the same look, tucking in my collared shirt.

What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Polka Dots for a 50s Dance

Pearls and pony tail for the 50s outfit

To add to the rockabilly 50s look, I also wore some black patent loafers, pearl jewelry, and a high pony tail tied with a chiffon scarf.

What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Polka Dots for a 50s Dance

We are so polka dotsville!

And then I went to the 50s dance and had some fun. While there, I ran into my polka dot bestie!

What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Polka Dots for a 50s Dance

Collared shirt tucked in for a 50s look

If you’re going to a 50s themed party, try researching a little on the internet like I did, and then see how you can re-create the look you want just with items you already own. It’s a fun challenge!

Polka dot ankle pants by SO brand purchased last year in Kohl’s juniors (similar), Preppi black patent loafers by Xappeal purchased at Rack Room Shoes (similar), cotton black collared shirt by Old Navy (similar), pearls were gifts (similar here and here).

–G

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