During World War II, the actresses used to dress themselves in a romantic and sensual way to entertain and cheer the soldiers on the front.
The soldiers used to collect photos and drawings of these actresses dressed in a different way and hang them on the walls of the housings, hence the term “pin-up.
The pin-ups show a gentle touch of eroticism. Although they are really sexy, a component of romanticism is also present in the pin-up style.
The most famous pin-up of all times was certainly the beautiful and stunning Marilyn Monroe.
Regarding to the drawings, the highlight is for Betty Boop and Jessica Rabbit:
The most famous pin-ups today are: Dita Von Teese and Katy Perry.
Several famous women have dressed themselves as pin-up to do photo essays, let’s see some examples:
If you constantly wear vintage clothing and accessories, skirts and shorts with high waist, tie blouses, short dresses, head scarves, cherry prints and polka dots, then you have a pin-up style.