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If the 1950’s daywear vintage pieces were feminine, evening gowns and dresses were even more so. They often came in boned strapless dresses made from lace, nets, tulle, chiffon, satin, and other luxurious materials. They can still be found today. They are small in the waist and form a sexy and feminine silhouette. This is because the bodice has boned areas that give the dress its definite form and the wearer an hourglass shape. The evening dress is more often than not dreamy and full, with petticoats and under slips made from nets and nylon. Vintage evening dresses from the 1950’s were worn during formal parties, proms, and balls. They can also be used for such occasions in the present time. Vintage accessories: Since women of the 1950’s used different accessories a lot, loads of vintage accessories are available for modern women today. Vintage scarves, stoles, and wraps, for instance, could accentuate a modern getup. Gloves, though not anymore used as often as they were before, could be a new addition to vintage collection. Vintage decorated headbands, on the other hand, are still relevant to the modern times as do vintage pins and brooches.