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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

New “Deco” Lingerie Line From WKD is Red Hot!

The incredibly eye-catching bra, garter belt, and knickers from What Katie Did's new "Deco" lingerie line.

What Katie Did has long been known for it’s beautiful re-creations of vintage lingerie. Their products show elaborate attention to detail, giving us modern women access to authentic retro lingerie styles.

And their new “Deco” line is no exception! This style is simple yet incredibly bold and looks phenomenal on stage. With its deep black satin and impossible-to-miss red trim, this line is appropriate for both burlesque beauties looking to wow their audiences and stylish women wanting to wow their man.

Indeed, this line looks great either by candlelight or under the stage lights. And if you’re looking for yet another way to show it off, the beautiful red and black satin would even look great peeking out under a tight angora sweater! 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

The Vespa: ALWAYS Retro Chic!

Nothing says summer cool like a Vespa!

This is the mod mode of transportation for the  gorgeous Audrey Hepburns and Marcello Mastroiannis of the world. Ladies, pull on a bright head scarf, gents pull on some retro shades, and feel the wind on your face and the sun at your back as you ride in style!

Not only do they look great with everything from wrap dresses to swing skirts to capris, Vespas are also surprisingly easy to drive. (You don’t even need a motorcycle license to use the 50cc model!) So take one out for a spin today.

Need a little more inspiration? This uber-stylish Gwen Stefani video “Cool” is overflowing with 50s style, suave italian cool, and rockin’ Vespas! Just take a peek:

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Patent Leather, Sparkles, and Bows: Rockin’ Vintage Purses From Lux De Ville!

Pin-up flair: the playful "High Seas Collection" from Lux De Ville

Looking for some dazzling arm candy? Lux De Ville fits the bill!

This modern company produces purses with true rockabilly flair. With gorgeous old-school details like kiss closures, leopard-print, roses, tattoo patterns and bows, these bags are where it’s at!

Available in a huge array of styles and colors. Feast your eyes:

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Hair Flowers!

Blue Orchid Hair Flower Clip

Hair flowers are an over-the-top and utterly beautiful style accent! They pack a retro punch and are very very versatile.

Unfortunately, these accesories are not used often in the modern day; but you can change all that by making them part of your new wardrobe!

The rule of thumb for retro hair accessories is: the bigger the better. Try out a big red rose with your favorite vintage dress. Dress up an elegant nighttime ensemble with several large gardenias Billie-Holiday-style. Or sex up that breezy summer dress (or even bathingsuit!) with a brightly-colored tropical flower!

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Summer Shoes With Real Flair

Honey Pie Wedge Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell

The wedge is the ultimate summer shoe!

These stylish treats have sky-high heels to show off your legs, but their solid base makes them comfortable enough for a whole day of walking.

They’ll look perfect with your vintage look! Pair them with anything from a swing dress to a retro swimsuit to a pair of capris today and you’l be channeling your inner pin-up in no time.

Many more pairs (with photos) after the jump:

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Ditch That Boring Wallet: These Retro Cigarette Cases Are Much More Fun!

Forget that old boring wallet you’ve been clinging to. It’s high time for a change!

Retro cigarette cases are the way to go. They’re slimmer, sleeker, and more eye-catching than that tired leather wallet. Think of this as the more organized more streamlined new you.

Much more after the jump:

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Awesome Retro Cherry-Themed Accessories

Cherry accessories add pin-up fun to even the most Plain Jane of outfits.

They are the ultimate flirty symbol. These little fruits are sweet yet bad-ass at the same time, sporting lots of cute retro flair. Here are some of my faves. Give them a try! You’ll be glad you did.

Just get a load of these rockin’ cherry pumps.

Lots more after the jump:

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