"Fashion Forward" had nothing to do with Paris.
In 1957, American women had houses to clean, children to rear, and parties to plan. With cardigans, pearls, knee-length skirts, and heels, a lady always looked good. Teenage girls opted for bobby socks, saddle shoes, and poodle skirts. Females young and old even wore pants from time to time, especially pedal pushers, or Capri pants. For guys, a leather jacket or a letterman sweater was a must.