I have a couple of PUG items: dresses, Black label tops, pencil skirts and DD cigarette pants. I do not wear them as often as I'd wish. The DD denim cigarette pants I often wear for regular occasions, such as working or shopping. The Joan top is perfect for work as well. In the other items I easily feel overdressed.

Where do you wear your PUG items/pinup style clothes to? To work, only occasional or every day?
Do any of you have tricks to dress them down for more 'regular' occasions?

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Pretty much every day! I am a teacher and the kids love seeing me in all my clothes! They love that they are taught by a teacher who is stylish and looks like something out of Cinderella! I just dress down when in school and up when out! If I have a low cut top I just put a scarf around my neck to hide it, I have even worn my netti with dolly top underneath!
Presenting myself well is so important to me. It makes me feel good abt myself it actually makes
My entire class take more care in their appearance. In fact my class is always the smartest and well dressed class in school and I teach in a public school!

I wear a uniform for work so the moment I'm outta there and doing something social I am dressed up.
Unless I'm at home then screw it I'm in lulu lemons!

Most of my PUG dresses I use for photo shoots, or wear when I go out to piano bars and lounges with friends, on date nights with the husband, to weddings, literary readings, art showings and other special events. I wear the shirts, pants and skirts to work, though.

Thanks ladies! I try to wear them more often than I do now. Sometimes I think it's just a waste to wear them around my (little) kids with the greasy hands and all :) Thank you for the tips, Brandi!

As often as I can! I am always in my PUG dresses when I go out on the weekends. At first I was apprehensive about appearing 'too dressed up' in my smaller town... but as time went on, I came to appreciate the confidence that comes with looking your best and standing out in a crowd of t shirts and jeans. I haven't yet heard any complaints, and I feel great. I now work an office job where I can dress up a little more than my previous customer service positions, so I take advantage and wear PUG pencil skirts and some Laura Byrnes Black Label dresses. I figure I'm paying enough for it, I might as well wear it as often as I can! 

I love the way you think Kristi! "I pay enough for them, I might as well wear them as much as I can!" ha priceless! As for how often I wear my PUG! I try to wear it as much as I can! It doesn't Mather where I'm going, I either wear a Bettie Page dress, or I wear the separates from PUG. I find easier to wear the separates because they are more casual wear. As for my fancy dresses, I wear them every time I feel like as million bucks! I also wear them to the party occasions, the occasional going out to eat date with my husband and my daughter! And sometimes, I wear them to go grocery shopping! I get a kick out of people's reaction to my 50's attire! ;)

Hi Zoe!

I wear this style every day (petticoats and all!). It is true that it attracts attention, some of it not always nice unfortunately, and that I am "overdressed" by most people's standards...but I don't care!!! The people who do stop me in the street to tell me that they "love your style", the colleagues at work who always say how impeccable and elegant I look, the confidence it gives me and the way it makes me feel makes it all worth it.

I'm a fairly large woman (PUG 2XL) and I have an hourglass figure. I look stupid in what other people call regular clothes. I am a great believer that anyone can look beautiful, whatever your size, if you dress appropriately to your figure, and I find that today's fashion is not made to cater to all women... the bottom line is, I look good in PUG and other vintage/vintage reprods/vintage inspired clothes, it makes me feel beautiful to wear it. If I'm overdressed, so be it!

I encourage you to wear yours all the time: swing dresses can be dressed down with flat ballerina-type shoes and plain cardies/short jumpers in the winter. But, as another lovely said, you paid enough for them, might as well wear them!


I wear my pretty much anytime I can! Never feel overdressed, let the others around you feel underdressed. If you "own it". no one will give you a hard time for it. ;)

I usually wear PUG when I go out.  I don't wear the PUG style to work too often simply because sometimes it isn't work appropriate and my collection isn't that vast yet. :-)  I do have a dress from Bettie Page that I can wear to work because it isn't low cut.  I get a ton of compliments on it.   I'm looking forward to getting a few more PUG dresses I can wear to work this winter.  :- )

I have a few items but not enough that they make up part of my entire style.  I would love if my clothes were 50% PUG.  Currently I am a student attending college full time so occasionally I get pieces from PUG to use the free shipping deal.

I used to feel overdressed when I would wear my PUG clothing just to hang out with my friends or boyfriend. I have slowly become more confident and I am trying to wear them even on regular days and so now I get lots of compliments.  I really love to dress up nice everyday.  The separates I buy usually are so colorful so I dress them down with cardigans or plain tops.  

I would love to get an office job or work at a thrift store so I could wear all my wonderful clothes everyday.  I bought the hot pink pants from PUG and I love wearing them all the time, even when I go to school.

I'm in the process of overhauling my wardrobe (basically selling non PUG on eBay) to get out of the whole 'jeans and t-shirt' trap I slipped into a few years ago.

The separates are a life saver and I adore the black label for work. Also spend a fair bit of time googling 'dita street style' for inspiration ;-)

A few of us are doing something called PUGember in December if you wanted an excuse to PUG up every day?




Love Jessi's comment: "Never feel overdressed, let the others around you feel underdressed."  Hells yah!! 

I have been integrating PUG items into my work wardrobe. Start slow if you feel uncomfortable - add a vamp top under a cardigan, wear a Doris top with a more modern bottom, etc.  And take an afternoon and try stuff on to see what makes good outfits. Take pics, etc. Pair items that you'd never think of, its all about experimenting. Then in the morning you know what goes with what and you can just grab'n'go! 




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