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!

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.

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! 

Every day darlin" I dont worry about dressin' down I think other people need to dress up...lol..(especially the tacky walmart crowd) If people have a problem with me dressing like a well groomed lady...well then they just need to take a look at them selves and not me...lol...90% of the time though I get very positive reactions...and a few woman who say they wish they had the guts to dress that way...lol..(I have no idea what guts have to do with dressing welll...lol) Most of society has gotten lazy..or at least dress that way...I refuse to stoop to that level...for casual stuff I wear cigarette pants or cotton day dresses...capris also come in handy when the weather is warm...but it really depends on how you accessorize as to how dressed up you look...obviously I dont wear a hat and gloves and stockings with everything...lol..

The beautiful thing about PUG's entire catalogue is that you can really get outfits for any occasion at all. I've worn the perfect pencil skirt to job interviews, the Joanie top to meetings at my bank, the Vivien Dress to formal gala balls, the Vintage Pinup Bikini to days at the beach, the Netti Dress to picnics after a day the beach, the Sandra Dress to Christmas Eve mass at midnight, and any one of their T-Shirts for just lazily lying around the house on my days off. The best part is that I've gotten compliments every instance I've described above on how great PUG's clothing really is:)

Basically I have yet to find an occasion that I CAN'T wear PUG to. I do know what you mean though about even still not getting to wear it as much as you'd like. Despite our best efforts life just keeps getting in the way doesn't it?

All we can do is appreciate the days we get to wear PUG all the more eh? :)




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