Gorgeous Photos Of Classic Beauties in Taffeta Dresses From the 1950s

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.

#1 Audrey Hepburn wearing a voluminous evening coat of rustling green taffeta

#2 Ann Blyth models a ravishing taffeta dress of seafoam green

#3 Carmen Dell’Orefice in a short evening dress of romantic iridescent silk taffeta by Ceil Chapman

#4 Dovima in a red taffeta evening gown with big poufy sleeves, and earrings, bracelet and brooch

#5 Enid Boulting models a stunning pink taffeta party dress

#6 Eva Marie Saint in a classic romantic dress of black taffeta

#7 Georgia Hamilton is wearing a charming polka dot print dress in silk taffeta for a photoshoot for Harper’s Bazaar

#8 Jane Sprague models a taffeta evening gown by Jacques Fath

#9 Jean Patchett in a taffeta dress which made of a few white beads and some golden brown satin

#10 Kathleen Hughes wearing a luscious rustling taffeta dress

#11 Kim Novak is resplendent in a lightweight taffeta summer dress and gives all a lovely view of her petticoats

#12 Lisa Fonssagrives poses in a luxurious two-tone taffeta gown by Charles James

#13 Loretta Young in ravishing green taffeta by Adrian

#14 Lovely lady wears a dress of moire taffeta (or watered silk)

#15 Marie-Helene wears a silk taffeta backless dress by Guy Laroche

#16 Model Gigi in an evening gown of voluminous plaid taffeta skirt and and green taffeta bustier by Pierre Balmain

#18 Model in a soft shirt of silk organdie with a splash of red panels over a black taffeta skirt

#19 Model in strapless silk taffeta dress designed by Norman Norell

#20 Model is wearing a beautiful taffeta strapless evening gown by Pierre Balmain

#21 Model wearing a peacock blue dress of Arnel taffeta

#22 Sophia Loren in an elegant evening gown of red taffeta

#23 Suzy Parker is wearing Givenchy’s Chinese printed taffeta skirt with a lace petticoat and a quilted satin blouse

#24 Virginia Mayo is ready for St. Patrick’s day in a fabulous gown of whispering taffeta

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