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'50s Fashion Trends to Wear Now

These Betty Draper–approved fashion trends (think: fitted cardigans and ladylike kitten heels) are as stylish now as they were 70 years ago.

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Just like history, fashion often repeats itself. While we may not be wearing sweater sets to Tupperware parties anymore, '50s fashions are still classics, only this time around, the newest iterations have a modern twist. Don't know where to begin? The fall 2019 runways offered plenty of inspiration and easy-t0-follow criteria: accentuate your waistline, play up bright colors, and invest in a timeless string of pearls. Ahead, our list of the '50s fashion hits making a comeback and what we're buying to rock them.

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The Pencil Skirt

As seen at Prada

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Floral-Print Duchess-Satin Midi Pencil Skirt
Rochas modaoperandi.com
$848.00

A feminine floral motif is work- and dinner party–approved.

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Simone Belted Checked Wool-Blend Piqué Midi Skirt
STAUD net-a-porter.com
$245.00

A gold buckle belt cinches the waist just so.

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High Waist Croc-Embossed Skirt
Tibi brownsfashion.com
$465.00

A bright green hue turns up the volume on this croc-embossed pencil skirt.

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The Pearl Set

As seen at Brock Collection

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Crystal-Embellished Faux-Pearl Necklace
Gucci matchesfashion.com
$2,100.00

A crystal encrusted strawberry makes this necklace ever so sweet.

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Pearl Collar
Sophie Buhai farfetch.com
$1,400.00

Baroque pearls turn your average strand on its head.

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Lacey Pearl Statement Necklace
BaubleBar neimanmarcus.com
$48.00

Pair with a white tee and voila! Instant outfit.

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The KItten Heel

As seen at Miu Miu

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Maysale Houndstooth Mules
Manolo Blahnik barneys.com
$745.00

A little houndstooth goes a long way with this chic mule.

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Coco Leather Kitten-Heel Mules
The Row matchesfashion.com
$795.00

An extra feminine bow? Check.

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VLOGO Kitten Heel Pumps
Valentino farfetch.com
$895.00

Hardware has our heart in this one.

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The Cardigan

As seen at Paco Rabanne

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Embellished Cardigan
Miu Miu net-a-porter.com
$1,200.00

Channeling our inner Madeline, oui?

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Cashmere Colorblock Cardigan
Marni saksfifthavenue.com
$654.00

Contrast stripes take this cardi from plain to perfection.

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Embroidered Cardigan
LOEWE 24s.com
$1,550.00

Who doesn't loved a monogrammed sweater?

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The Hair Bow

As seen at Chanel

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Embellished Embroidered Crepe Bow Hairclip
Etro net-a-porter.com
$320.00

This ornate hairclip will take your locks to the next level. 

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Velvet Bow Barrette
Jennifer Behr shopbop.com
$128.00

This one? As classic as they come.

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Faux Pearl & Crystal Brooch
GUCCI nordstrom.com
$450.00

This hair accessory is a trifecta of sweet, and spice, and everything nice!

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