1950s Fashions With Rolled Up Jeans

By Nancy Hayden

A trend that is sweeping fashion everywhere right now is the triumphant return of cuffed or rolled-up jeans. This a fashion statement that originated during the 1950s with the onset of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley, and the appearance of the "Greasers" such as James Dean. Whether you are looking at Vogue magazine or following style blogs, it seems rolled-up jeans are on everyone this season, making a retro comeback by the masses.

For the Guys: A popular style of jean men are wearing these days are the "skinny" jean. These skinny jeans are being rolled up and cuffed around the world too.

Here's how to create a casual look with rolled up jeans:

  • Cuffed skinny jeans
    • either a ribbed tank top or a soft cotton short sleeve
  • Cotton or flannel plaid shirt worn open over the tee
  • Slip on loafers or
  • Accessorize with 50s-inspired aviator sunglasses and a trendy "man-bag" such as a duffel

During the 1950's, men were always wearing sports coats and ties. You can also dress up your rolled up jeans for a more "professional" type look that would also be ideal to wear for a special evening out. Accomplish this style by putting these items together:

  • Cuffed "slim fit" jeans
  • Button-down-the-front starched solid color shirt
  • Black, navy, or khaki colored
  • Geometric print tie or
  • Lace up classic
  • Accessorize with a Fedora hat

To release your inner bad boy, start by slicking back your hair or getting it style and by selecting a baggier jean, such as a "boot cut" or and pairing it with motorcycle boots and a classic .

For the girls: Another popular jean that looks smashing with the '50s throwback style is the "boyfriend" jean. For a perfect weekend outfit or casual look that is reminiscent of the female version of the "Greaser" pair your cuffed jeans with:

  • Embellished tee that adds beading or other eye catching applique
  • A
  • 50s-inspired ballet flat slip on shoes

  • a vintage-inspired clutch purse or wristlet

Another popular way to roll up your jeans for an instant 1950s look is to dress in a "Rockabilly" style. You can achieve this by selecting a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans and pairing it with:

  • a classic cotton gingham button front blouse
  • Classic black stilettos or
  • Gold hoop or large floral earrings
  • Accessorize with a head scarf such as red bandana

To top off the Rockabilly look, don't forget to style your hair in a rockabilly style. You can do that by using the tips located as well as create a vintage with your favorite eyeliner.

By utilizing these few tips, you will be able to pull together an instant 1950's inspired look while catching the eyes of anyone who is into a current and very trendy style.