10 Fads from the 1950s That Changed the Nation Forever

They caught on bigger than anyone ever expected!

There are always new fads coming along and it’s easy to dismiss most of them since so many of them are gone before you know it. But, there are some trends that change the way we see things. After some of the biggest trends we changed how we ate, what we wore, and how we played in some very big ways! Have a look at 10 trends from the ’50s that changed the nation forever.

1) Everything Hawaiian & Tiki

America’s obsession with everything Hawaiian came to a head in the ’50s, with tiki designs, drinks, and music filling a whole new niche for consumers. It redefined what we think of as “tropical.” From the barkcloth designs that dominated our homes to the grand tiki style restaurants that popped up all over the country, it was a huge influence on the style of the ’50s and the destinations that tourists chose to visit.

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