The young people’s fashion was in general not so different from the adult’s fashion in the 50’s. Throughout the decade the young folks began to stand out from the adults by wearing sweaters, checkered shirts, tartan slacks, smocks, windbreakers, duffle coats, and in the summer straw hats.
In the late 50’s, the American pop culture idols James Dean and Elvis Presley were performing in clothes we had never seen beforehand in Denmark. The youth created more distance between young fashion and adult fashion by wearing jeans and All Star sneakers, still the majority of the youth wanted step into adulthood by looking the part.
The clothes was colored and had patterns like polka dots or stripes. The dresses could primarily be divided in to two categories; swing dresses, with A-shaped skirts, and the close-fitting pencil dresses. In the 50’s the women also began to wear sweaters and pants, which beforehand only was viewed as men’s attire.