More to explore:
Early 1950's Sears ad. Harlequin print
Sears catalog page. Pedal pushers were short, capri-like pants that usually hit mid-calf.
Spring 1956 Sears & Roebuck
Sears & Roebuck spring and summer 1938 - we made Paper Dolls out of old Sears and Roebuck catalogs!
Sears & Roebuck Fashion Catalog - Spring and Summer 1938
// Palm Springs, by Loomis Dean. LIFE, 1956
Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) Date: 1955
1956 Harvey Berin - Manufacturer and Karen Stark - Designer
June 1956 Model is wearing a white cotton pique dress by Teena Paige, patent leather belt by Elegant, gloves by Superb and pearl earrings and bracelet by Marvella.
"Anne St. Marie" Vogue Jan 1956 ~ Photo by Karen Radkai
Gretchen Harris, September Vogue 1956 How will you wear luggage tan this fall?
Why can't I wear things like this around town anymore? So flattering to a woman's curves!
Photo by Karen Radkai, February Vogue 1956.
Vintage Fashion: awesome ad from 1956.