Posted by Beth Jackson on 3/18/2015 to
The retro pinup look is one of the most flattering styles of clothing a woman can wear. It is also very, very much in style at the moment. Wearing pinup clothing has become quite popular all over America and the trend seems to be steadily growing. If you are looking to rock the pinup look, then there are a few things you might want to consider before you put on your first piece of pinup clothing. Read on below for some tips on how to rock the pinup look today.
You have to have the Hair
You need to go for a hairstyle that represents the era. It is best to study magazine photos of the classic pinup idols. These idols include Marilyn Monroe, Dita Von Teese, and Betty Grable, to name a few. This will give you an example of the type of style that was popular to wear along with the pinup clothing that you will be sporting when the hair is done.
Do Your Makeup
You should make sure that your makeup emulates the classic pinup girl look. The dewy eyed, pouty-mouthed look was popular then and if you want to dress in pinup clothing, you will want to be sure that you have the right makeup as well.
Find the Perfect Pinup Wardrobe
If you are going to be the perfect pinup girl, you need to draw your information from the pinup girls of the 1940's and 1950's. Your aim of course is to have an alluring hourglass figure. Even while you are using famous pinups such as Lena Horne and Jane Russel as guides, you still want to be sure that you create your own unique style along the way. Belts and sashes can be used as well to be sure that you have the right retro look going on for the world to see.
Shop Online or in Vintage and Secondhand Shops
While vintage and secondhand shops have some of the best clothing around, you will find a greater variety and most often a cheaper price if you shop online. You want to search for everything from pencils to A-line skirts and from Cuban heeled stockings to round toed pumps. You can also invest in the right type of fabric and recreate the retro pinup clothing yourself. Whichever way you decide to go with your pinup clothing, you can rock your own style!
Accessories You Need
You will want to invest in a good girdle and a bullet bra. This way you can look like the girls from the 40's and 50's eras for sure. The pointy cups of the bra will give you the sweater look that was so popular and the girdle will help you get that hourglass shape. These are just a few tips to help you get the pinup look down to a science. From the right makeup to the perfect pinup clothing, you can be sure that you will have it going on as a pinup girl of today.
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