skull and bones

I am puzzled by this 1952 fashion on the obnoxious “ugly duckling” character in the pages of the line of comics from the publisher Archie , a sexist comedic foil that will not fly post 1970s. (They deploy the name “Oephelia Glutenschnable” a bunch of times for a character who does not have a fixed appearance).
What does her outfit represent in youth fashion of 1952? Beyond, I guess the opposite of stylish which in later decades comes to be styling accessories in some cliques.

Post 60s, the stream of the “skull and crossbones” moves from a biker outlaw aesthetic into various permutations of rocker, and is what someone might slap onto a rowdy bad boy character as shorthand — I am thinking the boy in the movie “Toy Story”. The striped shirt underneath it I associate with early to mid 90s grunge to post grunge — a fallout from fashion derived from thrift stores — I have an image of Billy Corrigan of Smashing Pumpkins, but I guess there we extrapolate it backward to middle class slumming of workers on the dock or something — as much as I can tell what may be implied here.

1952. Who is wearing this and why? In the context of I guess a 30 -something year old cartoonist (Little biographical data exists for George Frese) mediating for the kiddies.

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