A beguiling style from the 1950’s is the look of the Teddy Boys and Teddy Girls. The style borrowed heavily from the dandies of the Edwardian Era and was born in Britain. It gets its name from shortening Edwardian to Teddy. It was enthusiastically adopted by working class youths and ultimately became connected to delinquency which is what makes it such a interesting fashion. It is fancy and tough at the same time. The Teddy Girls were also mainly working class and used the style to reject 1950’s expectations. Both Teddy Boys and Girls would wear drape jackets or tailored jackets often with velvet collars and high neck shirts. Vests and ties in several different styles were popular and the Teddy Boys favoured greased hair styles. The girls would wear pants and rolled up jeans like the boys but would also wear skirts including pencil skirts. Creepers were a popular shoe style as well and the Teddy’s other nickname was the ‘Creepers’ after the popular dance The Creep. The Teddy’s style influence can still be seen in many different fashion movements including Rockabilly and punk.