Contrary to popular belief, dressing up in costumes for Halloween is not just for kids. Adults can join in on the fun, whether it's for trick or treating with the kids or attending an adult Halloween party. Adult Halloween costumes are designed specifically for adult bodies and interests, and women especially have a great selection to choose from. And one of the most popular Halloween costume categories for women is 50's costumes, which look great on any woman out and about on Halloween.
Women's 50's costumes reflect a decade when life was easier, rebellion was cool, and clothes were trendy and fun. A woman doesn't have to be a child of the era to love the clothes, though, and 50's costumes are a great way to live history. These costumes are iconic, and mirror clothing shown on popular old television shows and in movies.
Women's 50s Halloween Costumes generally fall into two categories: the skirt costumes and the pants costumes. Both reflect the 50's accurately, though give completely different feelings. The skirt costumes are the typical flirty 50's outfits, either a two-piece set or single dress, and most often in a full-skirted style. If they are not poodle skirt outfits, then they tend to be in popular 50's patterns like polka dots or stripes. Pants outfits, on the other hand, are more typical of the 50's rebel, with tight leggings-style pants and coordinating top. These pants outfits will generally come with a "Pink Ladies" style jacket, lending the feel of a 50's biker babe.
Of ourse, a woman doesn't have to stick with the stereotype to have a great 50's Halloween costume. A 50's waitress costume is a fun character choice, and for any woman who wanted to be royalty, the 50's prom queen costume would be perfect. And because the 50's wouldn't have been the same without Marilyn Monroe, why not dress up in a sexy number modeled after her iconic style?