Saddle Shoes Complete Your 1950's Costume - Guide for Girls

Are you attending a costume party soon? You should think of something different. Try to find something that a lot of other people won't be doing. Why not come up with a 1950's costume? You'll have a ball dressing for that one. Just pick up some saddle shoes and a few other 1950's items. It's a pretty easy costume to put together.

Here's a list of items you'll need to complete your 1950's look:

Saddle Shoes. No 1950's costume is complete without saddle shoes. These were "the shoes" to have if you were in style back in the 50's. They were two-toned shoes made of leather. The shoes were usually black and white. The actual shoe part was white, but there was a black part across the shoe kind of like a small saddle. That's where the name came from.
Poodle Skirt. These skirts were all the rage back in the 50s. Some of the skirts were long, stopping right above the ankles. The shorter version of the skirt stopped right above the knees. But no matter the length of the skirt, they all had one thing in common: the poodle. Each skirt had a poodle sewn right above the hem. The skirt was popular because of its full shape. Women could dance freely without having their legs constricted by a tight-fitting skirt. Plus, the skirt was cute. People who love retro-fashions wear poodle skirts even now.
Bobby Socks. You cannot wear saddle shoes without bobby socks. The socks complete your 1950's costume. The foot part of the sock is kind of thin. But the upper part of the sock is thicker. You turn the thick part down to create an ankle cuff.

Where to Buy?

Saddle shoes, poodle skirts and bobby socks aren't hard to locate. You can order the shoes online. The skirt is also available online. Or you can make your own from a pattern. The socks can be ordered online or purchased from a store that sells school uniforms. Get these three items and you'll have the perfect 1950's costume.

There's no reason you should be embarrassed about not being able to fin saddle shoes.

By Cindy Maddlehorn