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Get the look: Pin up style

Gil Elvgren Pin Up paintingThanks to Simply Be and Vintage or Tacky, channelling your inner Betty Grable is a breeze. With waist-cinching details and bust-boosting cuts worn with sultry make up and a retro ‘do, this glam look is the go-to trend for ladies who like a little retro in their wardrobe rotation!

Showcasing the female form in all its glory, pin up-inspired style has held a place in our hearts (and wardrobes) for decades. Typically featuring curvaceous beauties in comprimising positions, these iconic images were both suggestive and naive; a clever and perpetually sexy combination which has appealed since the 19th century. While men drooled over them, us girls lusted after their sense of style. In their figure-hugging tops, soft skirts and revealing a flash of flesh, these outrageously glam ladies oozed sex appeal with just a dose of cheeky charm. Continue reading

The new vintage…

It’s the latest look we all love to wear, but do you really have to rummage through the racks to pull off vintage chic? We don’t think so…

There’s something so very charming about vintage styling, not just the clothes, but the hair and the make-up – it’s so feminine and so very perfect for curves. So we’ve chosen our favourite vintage-inspired pieces from the Simply Be collection to prove that you don’t have to go store-to-store to get this most-coveted look!

The dress…

This lace number is one of our all-time favourites! Aged-cream lace, over a simple slip, those sleeves, the ruffled shoulders and the knee-length skirt – it screams vintage but it’s brand new. And that’s a good thing, because vintage lace doesn’t last well. Unlike this dress, which will look gorgeous season after season, party after party!

The slip…

Lingerie has such an important part to play in vintage styling! So take bump smoothing, waist-cinching inspiration straight from the past – just like Gok Wan has with his shapewear collection, exclusive to Simply Yours. Invest in a timeless all-in-one that’ll work with almost everything, either this Sassy Slip or the gorgeous curve controller!

The skirt…

If we had to pick one gorgeous, curve-confident brand that channels vintage style on a piece-by-piece basis, it’d be Joe Browns. From ditzy prints to long-loved materials and so many almost-forgotten textures, they’re bringing the past right back into the present. And this mid-length skirt is the perfect example – crinkled pleats, an incredible print pattern and that swishing shape, yes, this is the future of vintage fashion!

The top…

Faded printed tees, they’ve got that instant vintage edge and we’ve just got a new collection in! Our ‘Melanie’ t-shirts will add a touch vintage styling to every look. Wear them with skirts, dresses – and our personal favourite, ripped jeans!

The accessories…

The more you accessorise, the closer you’ll get to that eclectic, vintage look. So go crazy with bangles, beads, scarves and gloves. And don’t be afraid to be adventurous. A good fascinator will finish your party look nicely, and it’s perfect for Ladies Day at the races!