Taffeta is a plain, crisp, and lightweight fabric that is used in the making ball gowns, evening wear, wedding dresses, silhouettes, and interior decorations. It is also widely used in the manufacture of corsets and corsetry: it yields a more starched-like type of cloth that holds its shape better than many other fabrics. The word “taffeta” is derived from data, which means “twisted woven” in Persian. Taffeta was first produced in the Middle East in the 12th century. Modern taffeta was first woven in Italy and France.
The Taffeta dresses were all the rages in the 50s, celebrities and actresses wore a wide variety and stunning styles of Taffeta dresses including silhouettes, one shoulder, ball gowns, frock and many more. Here below are some famous classic beauties that looked stunning in Taffeta dresses from the 1950s.