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

Modern celebrities tend to get a lot of credit for starting “new” trends that are often just old trends that are brought back Into the spotlight. Today, we’re going to look at five trends that you didn’t know the pinup girl started.

1. Having A Small Waist
Having a small waist has become all the rage again thanks to stars such as Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. The trend of having a small waist has come in and out of style throughout the years, but it was the most popular throughout the 1910s and ‘50s.

Instead of the Kardashians, people had the Gibson girl. She was the first standard of female beauty and dubbed “The new American women” She was the girl almost woman wanted to emulate. Since the Gibson girl had an hourglass shape, waist training became very popular. It wasn’t until the 1920s when women began to rebel against the Gibson girl Look. They started to ditch their corsets and go for more “boyish” look.


The hour-glass look didn’t come back in style until until 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 and is often referenced when talking about curvier women.

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 back into popularity. 

 2. Red Lips/Nails
Modern celebrities tend to get a lot of credit for starting “new” trends that are often just old trends that are brought back Into the spotlight. Today, we’re going to look at five trends that you didn’t know the pinup girl started.  1. Having A Small Waist   Having a small waist has become all the rage again thanks to stars such as Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. The trend of having a small waist has come in and out of style throughout the years, but it was the most popular throughout the 1910s and ‘50s.  Instead of the Kardashians, people had the Gibson girl. She was the first standard of female beauty and dubbed “The new American women” She was the girl almost woman wanted to emulate. Since the Gibson girl had an hourglass shape, waist training became very popular. It wasn’t until the 1920s when women began to rebel against the Gibson girl Look. They started to ditch their corsets and go for more “boyish” look.  The hour-glass look didn’t come back in style until until 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 and is often referenced when talking about curvier women.  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 back into popularity.    2. Red Lips/Nails  Red Lips and nails seem to be so normal nowadays, but would you believe me if I said there once was a time when it was considered too bold for a woman to wear any visible makeup?  In the 1920s, women started playing around with their makeup wearing dark eyeshadow, rouge, and perhaps the boldest part of their look, red lipstick. A far cry from the natural makeup look the Gibson girl had. I suppose wearing the color red on your nails and lips was still too bold even for the Flapper girl. 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.  3. Wearing Garter Belts And Stockings  Thanks to 50 shades of gray, vintage style lingerie and fetish wear’s 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, instead of wearing nylon stockings, women would cover their legs in nude colored makeup and then drew a black line over it. This was because the marital used to make the stockings was rationed for the war effort.   4. Wearing Bikinis  Wearing a bikini was even too bold for most pin-up models, but not Bettie Page. She  designed her own bikinis and wore them to her photoshoots. It quickly caught on - her designs were even borrowed by Victoria's Secret and other major lingerie and swimwear brands.  5. Wearing Crop Tops  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.
Model: MissBeeTown  
Red Lips and nails seem to be so normal nowadays, but would you believe me if I said there once was a time when it was considered too bold for a woman to wear any visible makeup?

In the 1920s, women started playing around with their makeup wearing dark eyeshadow, rouge, and 
perhaps the boldest part of their look, red lipstick. A far cry from the natural makeup look the Gibson girl had. I suppose wearing the color red on your nails and lips was still too bold even for the Flapper girl. 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.

3. Wearing Garter Belts And Stockings
Model: The Lingerie Addict
Thanks to 50 shades of gray, vintage style lingerie and fetish wear’s 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, instead of wearing nylon stockings, women would cover their legs in nude colored makeup and then drew a black line over it. This was because the marital 
used to make the stockings was rationed for the war effort. 

4. Wearing Bikinis
Model: Rachel Ann Jensen
Wearing a bikini was even too bold for most pin-up models, but not Bettie Page. She  designed her own bikinis and wore them to her photoshoots. It quickly caught on - her designs were even borrowed by Victoria's Secret and other major lingerie and swimwear brands.


5. Wearing Crop Tops
Model: Angelique Noire 

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.