Pin up girls have long been a symbol of sexiness and sensuality, from the burlesque pin ups of silent film to the provocative poses of Betttie Page; from classic WWII pin ups to today's modern pin up girls with tattoos and piercings.
But what does it take to be a pin up girl? Well, attitude for starters (think sassy, flirty, and fun). And a killer pin up girl outfit is a must have. Take a look at what we consider the pin up girl outfit essentials.
Bras and panties: During the height of the pin up craze, in the 40s and 50s, bullet bras, high-waisted panties and girdles were mainstays of women’s lingerie. If you want a truly authentic look, this is the way to go. However, I think you can achieve a sexy pin up girl look with modern bra sets that feature full bra cups, low waists and accents.
Costumes: WWII pin up girl posters often featured women in sexy costumes. Sailor suits and down-on-the-farm cowgirls were two popular outfits (and I can certainly see why). You could also opt for a traditional burlesque costume.
Garters and thigh highs: You can't be a proper pin up girl without a good garter belt and a pair of thigh high stockings. I like these styles; the first is a lace top and the second is sheer. Both are timeless, classic styles that are always sexy. If you wanted a more modern twist, I would suggest a fishnet stocking.
Sexy high-heel shoes: Open-toed platforms were the most popular style worn in the 40s, but closed-toe would work just as well. Just make sure the heels are high, to play up those sexy gams! I like these styles that have a little bit of vintage flair to them.
Accessories like gloves, boas and robes: These are all optional, but they always add a little fun to any outfit you’re wearing! Whether you're posing for a pin up style photo shoot or doing a little performance for you man, these lingerie accessories definitely up the oomph factor!
The great thing about pinup style today is that you can adapt it to fit your personal style. Whether you want to go a little more goth or punk with it or just put a modern twist on the classic pinup girl style, there are so many ways you can make it your own!