As much as we love our vintage bags, they are not built with the modern world in mind. Thankfully, this divine Vintage Velvet Evening Bag from Pinup Couture is a modern bag with old fashioned sensibilities.
When it comes to the fashions of the 1940s and 50s, a truly striking silhouette is always key to making a lasting impression. Reproduction brand Pinup Couture rarely put a foot wrong, and their new Sandra Dress is no exception, with a knockout fifties shape.
The circle skirt is spared no expense, with plenty of fabric to create that expensive and genuine look of fifties originals. The plunging v at the neckline, combined with cute capped sleeves is effortlessly retro, without falling for the clichés. Finished with faux frog clips at the front, the contrasting black on green has a truly timeless elegance.
It's now available from Pinup Girl Clothing for $124.
Dresses and skirts with fifties inspiration might be a must for the wardrobes of pinup enthusiasts, but the style truly comes into its own with sultry swimwear. Channeling the later pinup styles of the 1950s, this Cherry Pinup Bikini from Pinup Couture is a piece that's guaranteed to knock 'em dead.
The halter top, with tie detailing at the bust, accentuates the curves to help create that killer hourglass silhouette. With an option of full briefs or a retro high waisted short as bottoms, there's an option for most body types to finish the look. Made ina black cherry printed fabric, there's no mistaking the vintage appeal of this number.
It's available online from Pinup Girl Boutique for a total of $108, each piece sold separately.
The Peacock print Birdie dress is yet another piece of pitch perfect retro chic from Pinup Couture.
The glamourous jewel tones and 3/4 sleeves make it the ideal outfit for early Spring, and the faux wrap effect and oversized lapels achieve a flattering silhouette for any figure. Create a flawless 50s look by adding a crinoline petticoat.
£120 from 20th Century Foxy. See the website for more details.
Vamped up footwear is a key element to a sexy fifties look, especially for pinup styles. Pinup Couture never put a foot wrong with their dresses, and their high heels are no different. These Lolita Pinup Pumps are the ideal finishing touch for a variety of fifties inspired styles.
With a dangerously high stiletto heel, combined with a stacked platform, the peep toe style is a perennial classic. With a peep toe and kitschy bow at the vamp, the lipstick red shade is allowed to shine.
They're available online from Pinup Girl Boutique for $44.
Forties and fifties fashion is one of the quickest routes to luxurious retro eveningwear, with swing dresses never going out of favour. This Evelyn Dress by Pinup Couture combines classic vintage looks with modern construction to create a bombshell silhouette.
The use of deep green satin is instantly high end, combined with a detachable velvet bolero shrug that speaks of Hollywood starlet style. The swing-style circle skirt creates the idea silhouette, accented by a high waist and bust-enhancing neckline.
Get it online from Pinup Girl Boutique for $118.