In 1953 women’s hemlines, waistlines and hairlines grew shorter. … The semi-fitted suit with a narrow jacket very slightly indented at the waist and the form-fitting sheath dress were introduced.
Leisure wear for men became very popular in 1953. Men would dress in suits for business in the morning and change into more comfortable clothing when they returned home. For uniformed workers, many employers provided lockers so men could change into street clothes before heading home. On the weekends men wore lounge clothes at home, sport clothes for athletic events and swim clothes for the beach