The informal definition of vintage is a group or collection of people or things sharing certain characteristics. At the same time, it could mean a year or period of origin. With this definition in mind, vintage can be associated with furniture styles, clothing, and even hair styles!
One vintage style is that of a pin-up model. This style was popular during the 1940s. These women rocked beautiful up-dos and colorful clothing. Simply put, these women were beautiful all around.
A pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display on a wall. Pin-up models may be glamour models, fashion models, or actors.
The term pin-up may refer to drawings, paintings, and other illustrations as well as photographs. The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however, the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s.
The pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or on a postcard or lithograph. Such pictures often appear on wall or desk calendars. Posters of pin-ups were mass-produced and became popular from the mid-20th century.
Since we’re fans of all things vintage, we have an affinity for the fashion of yesterday. One decade that we think needs to make a roaring comeback in the fashion world is the 40s! There’s something so classic and charming about that Pin Up look, as these four women discover when BuzzFeedYellow gives them each a unique, vintage makeover from head to their toe!
What do you think of the makeovers that the women received? Should the 40’s pin-up style make a comeback in fashion? Use the comments section below and share your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you!
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