Above and below, the adorable knitting patterns from Women's Day Magazine, 1953.
I love the blue striped dress above, I suppose this might be in keeping with the knitting styles. Simplicity 4341, 1953
Super fancy ball gown, Butterick 6011, 1953
Are those tiny llamas on her shirt, or have I spent too much time looking at Pre-Colombian artifacts? McCalls 9651, 1953
Finally, something that I see as typical 1950s: the shirt dress. Advance 6460, 1953