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!
For Luna Swimwear
Taking a penchant for retro lingerie and combining it with a passion for swimwear, British shop La Magia collaborated the two to create a retro, pin up and rockabilly swimwear line, For Luna Swimwear.
For Luna Swimwear was created in 2009 and is now considered to be one of the most popular online shops for vintage swimwear on the market.
Chic, feminine swimwear is the objective of For Luna Swimwear. Fans of pin up and retro styles will find the perfect bathing suit for lounging at the beach, whether they’re looking to be extra covered or extra revealing. Bright colors, funky leopard prints and a variety of comfort levels can be found in the bathing suit selection at For Luna Swimwear.
The online store carries a wide variety of bathing suits from many different retro, rockabilly and pin up style brands. Some of the more popular brands that can be found in the store include What Katie Did, Little Beach, Esther Williams, Playful Promises and Lolita Girl Clothing. Between the huge variety of brands, shoppers and pin up swimsuit enthusiasts can find halter top suits, skirt bandeaus, or low leg cuts, as well as a variety of different bikini shapes.
Since pin up and retro styles were known for being flamboyant, cheery and colorful, it’s no surprise the suits come in so many different colors as well. Leopard print, bright red, hot pink, cherry prints, zebra stripes, pin stripes, and even bold yet simple black or white bathing suits can be found in the store. Women of all different styles can find something that perfectly suits their look.
Since modern bikinis tend to leave so little to the imagination, many women who are fans of the pin up and retro styles of the 1950′s find it to be much more comfortable for them to wear a less revealing suit. It is less common to find a triangle top string bikini in For Luna Swimwear, since true pin up enthusiasts would rather leave a bit more to the imagination and relax on the beach in comfort.
For an endless variety of retro and pin up swimwear, look no further than For Luna Swimwear. You’ll find hundreds of suits from many different designers, providing options for women of all ages, shapes and sizes.
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