50s clothing Shirts, blouses, tops were worn with skirts, pants and shorts. They were fitted to the waist but not tight. Sleeves came in long, short, cap sleeves, or sleeveless. Bows were a popular decoration as well as frilly lace and narrow pleating. Classic collars- Pointed collars fasted to a small V neckline. They were often in white but pastels were common too. They were the most tailor or menswear looking.