U.K. Teddy Girls, 1950s. Like Teddy Boys, their male counterparts, these young women were primarily, maybe entirely, working class. Many dropped out of school at 14 or 15 to work as shop assistants, secretaries or assembly line workers. Others may have gone onto art college; Mr. Russell learned of this subculture through a friend at Southwest Essex Polytechnic and School of Art, where he was studying photography (from http://www.enjoy-your-style.com)
The 'Teddy Boy' was identified as the UK's first subcultural style after the war during the 50s. Their dress was Edwardian style inspired. They were seen in drainpipe trousers with a narrow bowtie and shoes with thick soles or winkle pickers.