Pin-up fashion is all about bold confidence, fierce attitudes, curvy hips, and fearless style. Some of the most popular pin-up icons were voluptuous, confident women who weren’t afraid to flaunt their natural assets and wear clothes that flattered their bodies and hugged their curves.
Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page are two of the most popular pin-up icons in the world, and an inspiration to many pin-up fashion designers to this day.
Pin-up style typically reflects clothing worn in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s eras. Flowing swing skirts, pencil skirts, fitted corset tops, thigh-high pantyhose, retro collared button-down tees, polka dots, leopard print, bold primary colors, and sky-high stiletto heels. Since the pin-up era is so broad, there are plenty of conservative styles to complement the more racy styles so many women love from the era.
To shop for modern day pin-up inspired outfits, there are plenty of online boutiques that can help you find what you need. Bettie Page Clothing, Pin Up Girl Clothing and Danger Dame are three boutiques that sell classic pin-up styles, along with modern twists on dresses, skirts, t shirts and tops. For more seductive burlesque and rockabilly looks, check out Rockabilly-clothing.de, Mondo Kaos, Yvonne’s Inked Divas and Gents, Devil Doll Clothing, Rockabilly Rules or Whirling Turban.
The vast array of pin-up styles available in all of these boutiques provides women of all ages, shapes and sizes with everything they need to create the perfect pin-up outfit. Finish it off with some sky-high stilettos from one of the boutiques, find a pair of thigh-high nylons, swipe on some red lipstick and cat-eye liner, and curl your hair into waves and ringlets to reflect the hairstyles of bombshell icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Dita Von Teese.
Whether you’re petite and tiny or curvy and voluptuous, pin-up style is perfect for you, your style and your body type. It is designed to enhance your natural assets, so wear a sexy pin-up dress with confidence and attitude and you’ll be well on your way to channeling the fierce femininity of Bettie Page. Oh, and don’t forget your girdle from Girdlebound!