50's Fancy Dress


50's fancy dress outfits are extremely popular at Halloween and other types of costume parties. Amongst the 1950s fancy dress costumes you can choose from are Grease fancy dress, such as the pink ladies fancy dress outfits, Rock and Roll fancy dress, such as Elvis fancy dress and film inspired costumes, such as Marilyn Monroe fancy dress.

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During the 50′s, Rock and Roll idols such as Elvis Presley and film stars such as James Dean set the new fashions. The two main looks were greasers, who wore black leather, and preppies, who were all about neatness, tidiness and grooming.

Teen girls wore full circular skirts or neat pleated skirts, made from a brand new fabric called polyester, which helped maintain the razor sharp pleating.

This site looks at the different types of 1950s dress that you can order online, reviewing different types of costumes, covering all styles and budgets.

Pink and Black Rock & Roll Dress

50's Fancy Dress Outfits

Get ready to rock around the clock in this vibrant pink and black 1950′s fancy dress outfit.

This wonderful Rock and Roll fancy dress costume is based around a one-piece outfit with a black satin effect fabric blouse with three shiny buttons on the front and an applique poodle and music breast badge, which has little puff sleeves gathered onto elastic which gives that authentic feel from the era.

The 1950′s fancy dress costumes also come with a cerise pink skirt, which is given extra volume through the white net petticoat. Also included with these Rock and Roll fancy dress outfits is a glossy black belt. Just add a pair of 50′s spectacles and perhaps a pair of stockings or pop socks to complete the desired look.

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Adult 50s Teddy Boy Costume BLUE

Adult 50s Teddy Boy Costume BLUE

Adult 50s Teddy Boy Fancy Dress Costume

This deluxe 1950′s fancy dress costume is based around a matching teddy jacket and trousers.

The deluxe blue jacket features a contrasting collar, pocket covers and cuffs, foam shoulders pads and real front pockets.

Meanwhile, the black trousers of these Teddy Boy fancy dress costumes include a straight cut leg and boast an elasticated waist and are hem finished.

This really is a superb Teddy Boy fancy dress outfit and is a great accompanying costume if your partner is going in the Rock n’ Roll 50s Dress below.

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Adult Rock n Roll 50s Dress

Adult Rock n' Roll 50s Fancy Dress Costume

Adult Rock n’ Roll 50s Dress

This luxury Rock and Roll fancy dress costume is quite literally the ultimate in 1950′s fancy dress.

The fifties style rock n’ roll dress is based around a pink sleeveless top and an attached black poodle skirt.

Accessories that you may want to consider purchasing to go with your 1950′s fancy dress costume are a pair of Record Earrings, which are clip-on record shaped earrings, and a pair of Bobby Soxer Socks, which are white fifties style socks with pink poodle detailing.

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If the above Rock and Roll fancy dress outfits are not quite what you are looking for, then be sure to check out our Rock and Roll Fancy Dress Costumes section for a wider range of 1950′s fancy dress.

Grease fancy dress costumes are a very popular genre of 50′s fancy dress, especially the great looking Pink Ladies fancy dress outfits inspired by the movies.

Grease is a 1978 film about life and love in a high school in the fifties, staring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. It is of course famous for its great musical numbers, but perhaps equally remembered for the fashion of the day, in particular the T-Birds and Pink Ladies costumes.

The film is a very popular choice for fancy dress as it seems to sum up 50′s fancy dress perfectly, whether it be the greasers style of the T-Birds or Pink Ladies fancy dress, or the preppies style of Sandy fancy dress.

Adult 50s Grease Sandy Fancy Dress Costume

Adult 50s Grease Sandy Fancy Dress Costume

Adult 50s Grease Sandy Fancy Dress Costume

This Grease fancy dress costume is the classic Sandra Dee look, the way that Sandy appeared from the start of the movie until near the end of the film.

The Sandra Dee Fancy Dress outfit is based around a white top with a red collar and an attached shimmering red skirt.

The white top of these Grease costumes has a red logo on the front, with a big red “R”, which of course stands for Rydell High.

We recommend that you also add the Adult Grease Sandy wig with red ribbon detail to your costume to complete the desired look. You might also want to consider getting a Red and White Pom Pom too in order to finish the outfit off.

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Adult Official Grease Sandy Last Scene Costume

Official Grease Sandy

Adult Official Grease Sandy Last Scene Costume

By the end of the film, Sandra Dee has transformed from one of the preppies into a fully fledged greaser.

It is in the last scene of the film, wearing her brand new look, that she sings the hit song “You’re the one that I want!”

These Grease fancy dress costumes are the outfit that she wears from the last scene in the film and is actually from the official Grease collection. It is one of the newest 50′s fancy dress outfits out there and is already very popular.

This iconic Sandy fancy dress outfit are Grease costumes that also come with a pair of black trousers, a coordinating black off-the-shoulder top and a black belt that has a metallic buckle detail.

We would also recommend that you purchase a pair of Patent Red Strappy Sandals, with 5 inch heels, to finish this great look off.

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Adult 50s T Bird Jacket

Here’s one for the boys and is an especially good choice for a group of lads going to the party together. Even more so as there is a special offer running at the moment when you buy 6 jackets you get 1 free!

Adult 50s T Bird Jacket

Adult 50s T Bird Fancy Dress Jacket

This of course if the jacket worn by Kenickie, Doody, Sonny and Putzie in the movie, Grease, and goes together perfectly with the Pink Ladies fancy dress costume below.

The T-Bird fancy dress jacket is made with a leather look and has the words “T-Bird” written in white lettering on the back. The jacket has an elasticated waistband and cuffs, with an ‘open’ front look.

Sizes for the T-Bird fancy dress jacket are:

Standard: Chest size 36″ to 42″
Extra Large: Chest size to 48″

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Adult 50s Grease Pink Lady Costume

Adult 50s Grease Pink Lady Costume

Adult 50s Grease Pink Lady Costume

Probably the most popular of all Grease costumes are the Pink Ladies fancy dress outfits.

The Adult Official Grease Poodle Dress in pink, includes a black top with an attached baby pink skirt, which has a black poodle motif on the front, as well as silver sequin detailing.

Also included with the outfit is a matching Pink Ladies jacket, with a black and white checked scarf.

Sizes for this costume are:

One Size: Dress Size 10 – 12

This is the outfit that was made famous by Stockard Channing and Didi Conn in the film, Grease, and it is easy to see why it is so popular at fancy dress parties.

The must have accessory with this 50′s fancy dress costume is the Official Grease Pink Lady bowling bag.

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If the above Grease fancy dress costumes are not quite what you are looking for, then be sure to check out our Pink Lady Fancy Dress Costumes section for a wider range of 50′s fancy dress.

Both Elvis Fancy Dress Costumes and Marilyn Monroe Fancy Dress Costumes are great examples of 50′s fancy dress. Such was the influence of these stars in the fifties that the outfits they wore are instantly recognisable and so make perfect 1950s fancy dress costumes.

Elvis Aaron Presley, commonly known as Elvis, began his career in the fifties and went on to be one of the biggest rock stars of all time. It is no surprise then that Elvis Fancy Dress Costumes are one of the most popular male outfits at fancy dress parties.

Adult Licensed Elvis Costume

Adult Licensed Elvis Costume

Adult Licensed Elvis Costume

Our recommended choice for Elvis fancy dress is this licensed costume, which includes a white shirt with sequins that is worn as a pullover, matching flared trousers, a cape and a belt with a deluxe motif.

The shirt has a foam padded collar with a red sequin trim. Meanwhile, the sleeves also have a red sequin trim, as well as a gold disc insert to make them flare. There are two velcro strips on the shoulders, which allow you to attach the cape.

The trousers are hem finished with an elasticated waist. They have a red sequin trim and inserts to make them flare. The belt, which has a fake gold material buckle with an eagle pattern on the front, fastens at the back with velcro. The cape is 29 inches long and fastens to the shirt with Velcro.

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All-in-all this is an authentic looking Elvis fancy dress outfit at an incredible price. You may also want to consider some Elvis accessories, such as the Glitter Microphone, the Inflatable Rock Guitar and of course the Hairy Chest Wig.

If the above Elvis fancy dress costume is not quite what you are looking for, then be sure to check out our Elvis Presley Fancy Dress Costumes sections of our for a wider range of 1950s fancy dress and accessories.

Considered by many as the sexiest actress ever to have lived, Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, is an obvious choice of fancy dress by many women – and with the official Marilyn Monroe wig available for purchase, brunettes can also go to the party as the blonde bombshell.

Adult Official Deluxe Marilyn Monroe Costume

Adult Official Deluxe Marilyn Monroe Costume

Adult Official Deluxe Marilyn Monroe Costume

Our recommended choice for Marilyn Monroe Fancy Dress Costumes is this stylish fitting dress with halter neck.

The dress has a gathered waistline, giving that soft pleated look to the skirt, which is of course typical of Norma Jeane’s most famous of poses.

Made from 100% polyester and with a hem finish, the quality of this Marilyn Monroe fancy dress costume surpasses other similar style dresses in this price range.

To get a more authentic look, we recommend also getting the official Marilyn Monroe panties, the official Marilyn Monroe wig (with short blonde curls) and the white patent strappy sandals with 5 inch heels.

Click here to purchase the Adult Official Deluxe Marilyn Monroe Costume

If the above Marilyn Monroe fancy dress outfits are not quite what you are looking for, then be sure to check out our Marilyn Monroe Fancy Dress Costumes sections of our for a wider range of 1950s fancy dress and accessories.