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Rompers = Retro Sexay

What’s a romper, you say?

In short, a skimpy curve-hugging playsuit. This adorable ultra-short item was introduced around 1900 as lingerie and became extremely popular in the 1950s as leisurewear.

Today there are two basic versions: day and night.  The cotton daytime styles make a perfect retro 50s outfit for summer days; while silk, satin, lace, and velvet styles invite slinky boudoir lounging.

Do your part to bring back an adorable and long-forgotten style! Just feast your eyes on some of these cuties. Read the rest of this entry

Wear Your Favorite Short-Sleeved Dress All Season: Try One Of These Versatile Retro Shrugs!

Marilyn Shrug in Emerald Green by Rock Steady. Available at Plasticland.com

Don’t let this cold weather cut into your wardrobe selection. Just get your hands on one of these adorable shrugs and stay warm while sporting your favorite short-sleeved pinup dress all season long! Read the rest of this entry

Get These Nails: The Perfect Red Polish For Pin-ups!

A true pin-up wears red nails 24/7. In fact, with the possible exception of  red lipstick, it’s the one thing she simply can’t live without.

Why?

Bright red nails make a statement. They go with everything. They stand out. They’re incredibly bold and bright and they absolutely shout sex appeal. This magical hue is simultaneously traditional enough for an office meeting, flirty enough for a picnic, casual enough for lounging poolside with an oversized pair of vintage sunglasses, and vampy enough for the most show-stopping bombshell of an evening gown.

However, finding the perfect red can be difficult. Read the rest of this entry

Gloves For Ladylike 50s Elegance

Retro gloves in Cream with ruffles from PinupGirlClothing.com.

Gloves are often overlooked nowadays. Even retro-loving fashionistas sometimes forget to include this elegant accessory in their wardrobe.

Gals may score the perfect 50s swing dress, paint on a flawless cat-eye, and learn to shape their hair into lovely Victory Rolls; but many ignore the final vintage touch: gloves. Read the rest of this entry

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