In the 1950's women wore dresses most of the time and dressing up meant wearing a fashion hat, a bold beaded necklace, and red lip stick.
This vintage photo shows the real meaning of a lady. She is sitting in a chair with her hands folded in her lap wearing a blue dress with short blazer jacket that has a sailor type white collar. Her dress is knee length and her sleeves are 3/4 length. The neckline is round which follows the line of her big and bold white beaded necklace. Her brunette hair is worn short and with bangs that are short as well. Her white hat is quite fashionable and finishes off her very charming and feminine appeal.