Initially operating out of her Los Angeles living room, it consisted of Byrnes’ original, hand-sewn pin up and rockabilly retro garments, displayed upon a solitary rolling rack. Her original line has continued to expand and grow along with the success of pinupgirlclothing.com, and still features the comfortable and oh-so-sexy styles that launched its fame, along with new bombshell dresses, retro swimsuits and bikinis and hot cheesecake tops and bottoms in sizes from XS to XXL, all using fabrics and prints exclusive to Pinup Couture.
Pinup Couture has a knack for striking the right balance between authentic retro inspiration and smoking-hot modern adaptations of timeless ‘40s and ‘50s fashions and provides a little something for bad-ass bobby soxers right on up to buxom bombshells.
Signature designs like The Micheline Dress in Black with Leopard Trim, a curve-hugging, fitted frock complete with gathered bodice and wiggle silhouette, or the vintage-inspired Sailor Swing Dress and Navy with White Trim, created with a bust-enhancing structured top and full-circle swing skirt, have the perfect Pinup Couture combination of classic and camp, as does the Natalie Dress in Black with Red Trim, a simple and graphic wiggle, and the exaggerated hourglass-shaped Bad Girl dress in Black Stretch Satin, which trims the waist and plumps the curves enough to pierce the hearts of admirers with a simple step of one’s stiletto heel.
The Bettie Retro One Piece Swimsuit in Black Cherry, inspired by a passion for the art of Vargas and, of course, Bettie Page and the Dee Dee Dress in Blue and Violet Floral, with a gathered circle skirt, tiny cap sleeves and Peter Pan collar are slightly more modest interpretations of classic styles with the sexy dash of girlish innocence that all pin up styles require.
Available internationally in retro boutiques Pinup Couture clothing is available not only at Pin Up Girl Clothing but also at at Baby Girl Boutique, Love Burlesque and other online retailers, as well as in shops around the world like Ozzie Dots in the U.S., Dolly Dagger Limited in the UK and Miss Mole or Rockabilly-Clothing in Germany.