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10 Ways to Dress Like a Retro Pin-Up Girl

The retro pin-up look is so feminine and flattering. It’s also very much in style right now.

And no one does retro like ModCloth.com — especially for plus-size women. There’s a whole selection of dresses, skirts, and swimsuits that will have you thinking about setting your hair in curlers and painting your lips red.

Here are 10 tips to channel your inner pin-up girl:

  • Tip 1: Wear Shirt Dresses 1 of 10
    shirt-dress

    Nothing says retro chic like a belted shirt dress, which instantly adds a feminine silhouette to any size woman.

    Buy from ModCloth.com, $52.99

  • Tip 2: Own At Least One A-Line Skirt 2 of 10
    full-skirts

    A classic full skirt can be dressed up or down in any season. And it's a must-have in the retro pin-up girl's wardrobe.

    Buy from ModCloth.com, $69.99

  • Tip 3: Go Midi 3 of 10
    midi

    This mid-century-inspired hem is back in fashion — and it just radiates retro glamour. 

    Buy from ModCloth.com, $84.99

  • Tip 4: Opt for Sweetheart Necklines 4 of 10
    sweetheart

    If you're drawn to sweetheart neckline dresses and shirts, you might be a retro pin-up queen at heart.

    Buy from ModCloth.com, $147.99

  • Tip 5: Wear Retro-Style Swimsuits 5 of 10
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    Retro-style swimsuits are all the rage right now — and the easiest way to channel your inner pin-up girl. The best part: the retro look is especially flattering for plus-size curves.

    Buy from ModCloth.com, $89.99

  • Tip 6: Wear High-Waisted Jeans 6 of 10
    high-waist

    ...With a tucked-in blouse and heels. The key to the retro look is to accentuate your waist, and curve-hugging high-waisted jeans do just that.

    Buy from ModCloth.com, $44.99

  • Tip 7: Cinch Your Waist with a Belt 7 of 10
    belts

    As do belts! The retro-style silhouette cinches your waist, which is why most have (or look best with) a belt.

    Buy from ModCloth.com, $44.99

  • Tip 8: Bows! 8 of 10
    bow

    Bows are an easy way to add a retro feminine charm.

    Buy from ModCloth.com, $157.99

  • Tip 9: Own a Button-Down Tie Top 9 of 10
    tip-tops

    And pair it with some high-waisted skinny jeans, a full A-line skirt, or a midi-length skirt.

    Buy from ModCloth.com, $44.99

  • Tip 10: Polka Dots! 10 of 10
    polka-dots

    You can't have a retro pin-up-like wardrobe without some polka dots.

    Buy from ModCloth.com, $59.99

Shop all looks from ModCloth.com.

 

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