Americas dating trends
Many suits were open to the waist, and buttoned importantly below it.Revers became almost waist-length, leaving a horse-shoe opening over a blouse.In 2012, 36% of the nation’s young adults ages 18 to 31—the so-called Millennial generation—were living in their parents’ home, the highest share in at least four decades.
Although the marriage rate is at a record low, most never-married Americans say they would like to marry.
The first years after World War II might be regarded by fashion historians as a period of transition, a period of groping after the lines into which fashion would settle for an 8-year or 10-year span.
No final answer to questions about the waistline was given in 1952.
An estimated 4.2 million Americans were newlyweds in 2011, about the same as in 2010 and sharply lower than in 2008.
Fashion in the 1950s varied greatly from the beginning to end.