A beginner’s guide to Pin-Up Fashion
The timeless looks and fashion trends of the 40s and 50s are in part what made them a great era. The exceptional Pin-Up style is loved and worshiped by many women and men and it can be achieve by little additions to your wardrobe. Weather you are looking to go full on Pin-Up or to incorporate some items to yout regular day clothes, this basic guide will help you accomplish that elegant and stunning look reminiscent of the Old Hollywood starlets.
The Pin-Up style is the perfect combination of a classy and sexy look, and if you are ready to give it a try, these are the basic items that you would need to start your Pin-Up Wardrobe:
There are two main styles of Pin-Up dresses, the swing dress and the wiggle or pencil dress.
The Swing Dress
The Swing Dress is defined by a nipped waist and a full skirt that flatters most figures. It can be worn with a petticoat underneath and it comes with all the necklines you could possibly love, such as halter strap, sweetheart, off shoulder and spaghetti to name a few.
The Wiggle Dress
The Wiggle or Pencil Dress is a fitted dress with a hemline that is usually anywhere from the knees to mid-calf and that is narrower than at the hips, which causes the wearer to walk in short strides with legs close together, producing a sway or wiggle of the hips.
The Swing Skirt
The Swing Skirt is a flared skirt that could be circular or cut in gores and is fitted at the hips with a wide flare at the hem.
The Pencil Skirt
The Pencil Skirt is a slim-fitting skirt with a straight, narrow cut. Generally the hem falls to, or is just below the knee and is tailored for a close fit.
Shorts and Pants
Cigarette pants, high-waisted shorts and capri pants are always good to have. You can wear them with a casual tee for a laid-back look or put on a lovely vintage blouse for a dressier style.
There are many fitted tops for the pinup style that you can pair with your skirts or pants. You can choose from the exotic peasant top to the romantic boat necks, and from the sassy halter straps to the classy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Sabrina neckline.
Retro swimwear styles are fabulously flattering on any figure, you can choose form the classy one-piece suits, high-waisted bikini or a high-cut leg one-piece to make the pool deck your fashion party.
Nothing says sexy as keen as retro or vintage lingerie. High-waisted briefs, tap pants, bullet bras, girdle, waist cincher, garter belts, slips and stockings will give you the ultimate retro look.
The perfect Pin-Up shoe is that final piece that completes an outfit. The iconic Mary Janes are everybody’s favorite, but since a woman can never have enough shoes, you may want to get pumps, T-Straps, saddle shoes and retro heels in peep toes as well.
Charming accessories allow you to match your style and polish off any vintage ensemble.
Belts and Petticoats
Cardigans, Scarves and Sunglasses
Parasols, Gloves and Hair Flowers
These retro clothing items will give you the unique vintage style to rock your Chica Boom PinUp look!
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