I thought this might be an interesting question to answer, from the Grandparent Talk cards. I suppose I was "young" in the 50's, so I have pulled out a few school photos.
It seems plaid was very popular. Guess what...it still is. I have told my husband.. when we go out shopping for his clothes.... that mens shirts just don't ever seem to change very much.
I still like plaid shirts when I can find them. They make me feel warm and relaxed.
Of course the biggest "fashion trend" in the fifties for girls was the poodle skirt.
I guess the rich and glamorous women looked like this....but I didn't know any. My Mom wore house dresses. She did dress nicely when she was younger though.
I have a memory of a poodle hair style....but I can not find a photo of one and have googled it and still can't find it.
I think it could have been this look....but I don't really think so. I will have to keep looking.....because it will drive me crazy if I can't remember it.....