Fashion trends and styles vary from year to year, but they always seem to leave their trademark in history. The 1940’s will always be remembered by the exceptional pin-up style that was loved by many and so beautifully presented by iconic women of the time. When it comes to clothing choices, make-up and hairstyles, pin-up girls can very well be a synonym to the Old Hollywood Glamour. With just a bit of skin exposure, women of the time managed to stay sassy yet elegant and look gorgeous without revealing too much. Women’s curves were the biggest trademark of the pin-up style, and now you can bring that style back regardless of your body shape.


There’s not just one signature top style for pin-up girls. Whether you choose sailor inspired pieces, tops with polka dots, or plunging plaid shirts, you will make the right choice. Leopard prints, checkered prints, cherry prints, polka dots, and stripes are some of the usual prints characteristic for pin-up style. What’s more, some of the most popular tops to go for are knotted button-up shirts, tube tops, and halter-tops.

High-waisted bottoms are pin-up girls favourite. Whether you choose shorts, pants or a skirt, as long as it has your curves and hips accentuated, you’re good. Buttons on both sides of the waist is what makes the pin-up bottoms so well-known too. No matter the size you are, pin-up style will make sure you look feminine and classy.

Curvy women will look gorgeous in the dress that hugs and highlight all their curves. If you’re a plus size, you’ll find that a dress with an elasticized neckline and arms will be fabulous choice. What’s more, if it has a flirty swing skirt, you’re in for a treat. Therefore, look for the classy and flattering plus size dresses that will make all your assets pop up.

Vintage swimsuits in polka dots or stripes are characteristic for pin-up style. While they tend to look somewhat conservative, they’re incredibly sophisticated because they reveal just the right amount of skin leaving plenty to the imagination. The high waisted bikini bottoms manage to enhance the curves perfectly and give you the opportunity to enjoy the summer in style.


From victory rolls, through pin curls and all the way to gorgeous bangs, pin up hairstyle was truly unique. With a large barrel curling iron, you’ll be able to style your hair to perfection. Bandannas, headbands, as well as flower pins and hats were some of the favorite accessories for pin up girls, so be sure to invest in those if you don’t already own them.  One of the best pin-up hairstyle examples is by far the curled hair picked up in a bun and pinned close to the top of the head. With a bandanna tied up at the top of the head, this style looks like it came straight out of the rockabilly era.


Neatly groomed eyebrows with a perfect arch are a must for a pin-up girl. Crease should be contoured with muted brown eyeshadow, while eyelids have to be heavily lined with the help of an eyeliner. Winged eyeliner is the trademark of every pin including a beauty mark above the upper lip. Highlight the cheekbones to make them look as high as possible, and the face will appear thin. Finish with a mat red lipstick and your pin up look is complete.

Final Thoughts

Edith Head once said that your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman, and loose enough to show you’re a lady. Therefore, with the right combination of pin-up clothes, you can look very classy but somewhat sexy as well. So, find the wardrobe that fits your body type best and be the next fierce pin-up girl. 

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