When thinking of a pin-up girl, our mind always forms this image of a flirty woman that is comfortable in her own skin, has curves and exudes sexiness and poise. Pin-up girls were originally burlesque dancers but through the years the term was used to describe provocative sex-symbols of the ages.

There are countless examples of pin-up girls from as early as the 1920’s right up till today. Our favorites throughout the ages are certainly the 1940’s with Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Italian actress Sophia Loren and the American Betty Grable, famously known in Hollywood for her 1,000,000-dollar legs.

Of course, we cannot forget the ultimate pin-up girls from the 50’s – famous French actress Brigitte Bardot, American actress Marilyn Monroe and the famous playmate of January 55’s Bettie Page; all iconic symbols that continuously provide inspiration in fashion, but also art. Bettie Page was undoubtedly the characteristic pin-up girl with her bold black hair, translated into the 21st century to provide inspiration to Dita Von-Teese, and most women that adapt the particular style today.





Rings-H&M, Watch-Michael Kors




Bag-Vivienne Westwood, Shoes-Topshop, Bracelets-Topshop,River-Island,Forever21


Top-Miss Selfridge, Skirt-Topshop


Earrings-Anna Dello Russo for H&M



Inspiration for pin-up style is everywhere, and as with every outfit, you can play to your strengths either by making a bold statement or taking on a more elegant approach.

The styling for this outfit is a white crop-top with exposed shoulders, paired with a midi body-con skirt and chunky wooden sandals. Of course, the ultimate accessory for an outfit like this would be a Vivienne Westwood handbag. The whole pin-up inspired style is more current and every day, and the earrings provide a touch of old Hollywood glam.

Don’t forget to share your interpretation of a pin-up inspired style posting a picture on  instagram, #fashionmegawatts


E&A xxxx



  1. May 8, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    You look amazing in that skirt. You can be happy that you live that far away or I would steal it 🙂
    It´s just amazing how you compare it with the bag and the shoes.

    xoxo, Daniela

  2. May 8, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    love the skirt and shoes, so lovely

  3. Klaudia and Kamila
    May 8, 2013 / 11:19 am

    Wow your heels are so high! Are they comfy? Nice look by the way 🙂

    ( We followed you back 🙂 )

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