Fashion Magazine

1950s Fashion – The Sweater Dress for Winter 1954

By Glamourdaze @GlamourdazeBlog

The Sweater Dress modeled by Hollywood Stars 1954

Look what’s happening to the sweater, girls! Now it’s a dress, a sweater dress. A blouse, an evening top or even a coat. The sweater has arrived as an important figure in fashion.

The sweater dress is pack-able, washable and wearable for all occasions. It’s smart and lovely for the festive season ahead. Just add an important jewel, a little fur collar or a good leather belt and you have a wardrobe for any hour of the day or night. Knits are always a good investment. Every woman should have one.


Grace Kelly and Lisa Ferraday model the new “sweater dress” in 1954

Left: Beauteous Grace Kelly, soon to appear in Dial M for Murder wears a wool-knit sheath by Goldworm. It comes in Navy, ginger white and black. Grace wears a pretty pair of Mademoiselle avocado pumps. All jewelry by Sperry at The Broadway, Los Angeles.
Right: Long-stemmed roses for a sweetheart in an exciting sweater dress and jacket. Svelte Lisa Ferraday says, ” These sweater dresses are very continental!” She’ll take off the jacket for dancing, to reveal an enchanting, off the shoulder dress with a ribbed softly flared skirt.


Sweet sweater girl Ava Norring is a delightful date in any outfit. Sensational in this scoop-neck, jewel-encrusted evening sweater by Rosanna. “I love its new look of elegance,” she tells the lucky man with who she’s tete-a-teting in a small cafe this cold December evening.


“Movie stars have movie dates, too!” the girls laugh as they are caught in the act of being escorted to an exciting new Cinerama film. And both sweater girls look very chic in the new dressed-up sweater mood. Lisa’s pale Wyner jersey ensemble couples a petal-appliqued strapless dress with a daytime jacket. Ava’s chic navy fashion Towne suit in the same wool jersey is slim, fitted, piped in chartreuse.


This is rated for the longest life in your wardrobe – a perfectly matched sweater and skirt by Jane Irwill. Lovely Vanessa Brown, starring on Broadway in “The Seven year Itch,” selects hers in fern green.


Anne Miller wears a casual jersey skirt and cardigan with a coordinated cotton print shirt.

That’s all !
©Glamour Daze 2018

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Trish’s 2018 Spotify Top 100

    Trish’s 2018 Spotify

    When putting together year-end "Top" lists, there's a lot of effort that goes into analyzing data. However, in the case of Spotify, they make it easy for us.... Read more

    The 15 December 2018 by   Phjoshua
  • Tracking the Health of Your Startup Through Balanced Scorecard

    Tracking Health Your Startup Through Balanced Scorecard

    Last month, in one of my mentoring session with a tech startup founder, I asked her the critical and crucial focus key areas on which she would be working for... Read more

    The 15 December 2018 by
  • Green 4: Dry

    Green 4: Dry. I imagine these manual water pumps on their glory days when they were the star of the daily village life - men, women and children queuing in... Read more

    The 15 December 2018 by   Travellingartist
  • How Candice Got Her Life Back

    Candice had always been fit and active. Then all of a sudden, she started gaining weight. After having two kids, she was at her all-time high and was always... Read more

    The 15 December 2018 by   Dietdoctor
  • FIDLAR at 102.1 The Edge – Sugar Beach Sessions

    FIDLAR 102.1 Edge Sugar Beach Sessions

    On a surprisingly warm December day, FIDLAR stopped by the 102.1 Edge studios for a Sugar Beach Session. FIDLAR is a four-piece punk rock band from Los... Read more

    The 15 December 2018 by   Phjoshua
  • The Mortal Engines Has a Stupid Premise. That Doesn’t Mean It’s a Stupid Movie.

    Mortal Engines Stupid Premise. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Movie.

    We keep saying we want Hollywood to get better and pull back on all the reboots, revival, sequels, and general retelling of old stories. Why not try to tell... Read more

    The 15 December 2018 by
  • Saturday 15th December: Annie Keene

    Saturday 15th December: Annie Keene

    Only ten days to Christmas and only nine Blogvents left and so let's crack on with our lady of the day and she will be a very familiar face to all Cameron... Read more

    The 15 December 2018 by   Kirsty Stonell Walker