Woman's Fashions of the 1950's
There was nothing too revolutionary or out of the box for women's fashion of the 1950s. There is only one silhouette; the hourglass, and it was shown off in either form fitting clothes or exaggerated shapes made with the help of petticoats, corsets, and brasiers.
Profile of Hollywood costume designer Edith Head
1950's Fashion Newsreel
1950 Balmain fashion show
The Vintage Fashion Guild's time line of stlyes from 1950-1960
Fifties Web is a great resource for all things fifties and the fashion section has faboulous color fashion plates to feast your eyes on.