Tuesday, February 13, 2018

5 Modern Fashion Trends That You Didn't Know The Pin-up Girl Started

Trends come and go, and some come back bigger than ever.
We’re going to look at some of today's hottest fashion trends that you can thank the pin-up girl for.

1. Having A Small Waist
Fashion trends that pin-up girls started
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Having a small waist has become all the rage again thanks to stars such as Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. But the Kardashian didn't start this trend by a long shot. The trend of having a small waist came in and out of style throughout the years, but it was the most popular in the 1910s and 1950s. In the 1910s  Instead of the Kardashians, People had the Gibson girl. She was the first standard of female beauty and also dubbed “The new American women” She was the girl almost woman wanted to emulate. And since Gibson girls had an hourglass shape, waist training became very popular. But it lost its steam in Ten years later in the 1920s after the Gibson girl set tone, women began to rebel against the Gibson girl Look. They ditched the corsets and went for more “boyish” look. And the hourglass shape wasn't as popular as it was in the 1910s until forty years later in the 1950s when pin-up girls such as Marilyn Monroe and Betty Brosmer came on to the scene. While Marilyn's exact measurements are up for debate, she still appeared to have a tiny waist and is known for her curves. She is often referenced when talking about curvier women. While Betty is considered to be the first supermodel and is known as "The girl with the impossible waist" with her unbelievable measurements of a 38-inch bust, 18-inch waist, and 36-inch hips. Women wanted to look like them, resulting in waist training skyrocketing into popularity again in the 1950s.


2. Red Lips/Nails
Fashion trends that pin-up girls started
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Red Lips and nails seem to be so normal nowadays, but there once was a time when it was considered too bold for a woman to wear any visible makeup. But in the1920s women started playing around with their makeup wearing dark eye shadow, rouge, and perhaps the boldest part of their look, red lipstick. A far cry from the natural makeup look the Gibson girl had, But I suppose wearing the color red on your nails and lips was still too bold even for the flapper girl. Because red nails didn't become popular until the1950s when actress Rita Hayworth came onto the scene with her famous long blood-red nails and lips to match. Every woman wanted them, resulting in red lipstick and nail polish selling like hotcakes.


Thanks to 50 shades of gray, Vintage style lingerie and fetish wear popularity has skyrocketed. Mainly stockings and garter belts. But did you know that there was once a time when women wore them everyday as casual wear? In the 1940s, Nylons were so popular when world war II started a lot of the material used to make stockings such as silk, nylon, and rayon was used for the war effort. Women had to give away their stocking for it. But they came up with a solution, Women started to covered their legs with nude makeup or stained their legs with tea and painted black lines over them to make it appear like they were wearing stockings.


4. Wearing Bikinis
Fashion trends that pin-up girls started
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Wearing a bikini was even too bold for most pin-up models, but Icon and pin-up girl Bettie Page designed her own bikinis and wore them to her photoshoots and it quickly caught on. Her designs were even Borrowed by Victoria's Secret and other major lingerie and swimwear brands.


5.Wearing Croptops
Fashion trends that pin-up girls started
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Crop tops are all the rage right now, You now can't go anywhere without seeing a girl wearing one, Crops tops are often referenced as a nineties throwback, but they actually became a trend in the 1940s and were often worn in the summer when it was too hot out.

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