Fashion in Oahu in the late fifties was set at Hawaiian shirts and pants for the guys and muu-muu's, casual dresses or skirts for the girls. The weather was always very warm and people dressed appropriately. But changes were going on.
There was a tall handsome boy named Ron who was a junior at our school. We had become casual friends and shared some time together. When the school year had begun, Ron dressed like all of the other boys, in pants and a Hawaiian shirt. As the school year progressed, Ron changed his way of dressing. Suddenly, he was looking very "beat". He would wear dark pants and a dark fitted shirt, topped off with a beret on his head. He grew a goatee and became less and less social.
Other kids changed also. One kid at our school was a Buddy Holly fan, and he actually slightly resembled Buddy. This boy took advantage of the resemblance and even formed a band and sang Buddy Holly songs. He wore the glasses to give him the "Buddy Holly look".
Girls were still attempting to show their curves, ala Marilyn Monroe or Jayne Mansfield. However, in Paris, the chemise or "sack dress" had been introduced. The chemise was designed to not show any curves, but to give a long straight silhouette. It was also slightly shorter in length than other dresses.
One day at school we were encouraged to wear whatever we wanted. I decided to have fun with the idea and made my own chemise, or sack dress, out of an old sheet. I even dyed it blue, because in those days all sheets were white. No colors were available. On the designated day, I wore my chemise with pride, topped off with an outrageous hat, looking very much like a short version of a Parisian fashion model.