Get Your ‘Happy Days’ On With Vintage-Inspired Looks


Older generations really seemed to have it right when it came to a woman’s curves. They didn’t try to hide them or minimize them or try to turn us into androgynous little waifs. If you look at the fashions of the first half of the 20th century, they really celebrated a woman’s form. The fullness of her breasts and hips, the roundness of her derriere (that’s ass or booty for you young’uns), all lovingly draped in fabrics that looked great and felt great on.

I wish I were old enough to say that I miss those days, but I was born a few decades too late for that. Fortunately for me – and for you! – there seems to be a bit of a renaissance movement going on where everything old is new again. “Vintage-inspired” and “Pinup Girl” style clothing is popping up all over the place and it didn’t take me long to find several online stores that offer these delicious styles in plus sizes!

Embrace Your Inner Beach Bunny

  • Plus Size 1950s Style Red & White Polka Dot Swimsuit By Unique Vintage
  • 1940's Swoon Suit In Gingham By Pinup Girl Clothing
  • Plus Size Butterfly Print Sand & Glam Illusion Swimsuit By Unique Vintage
  • Plus Size Bettie "Hello Sailor" Swimsuit By Pinup Girl Clothing

Move over Gidget, Mary Ann, and Annette, here we come!  You’ll feel like the belle of the beach in the 1940s and 1950s inspired swimwear I found at Pinup Girl Clothing and Unique Vintage! Gorgeous, curve-loving and sexy as hell, these bathing suits are supportive, figure-flattering and really accentuate what we – and the men and women who adore us – love most about our bodies.

Though my own personal preferences run toward one-piece swimsuits, I know that there are plenty of ladies out there who love to rock the bikini. Well rock on, my sassy sisters, because Unique Vintage and Pinup Girl Clothing carry both styles!

Does anyone else suddenly have visions of From Here to Eternity dancing through their head?

Doin’ Date Night Old School Style!

Sock hops, diners and drive-ins – oh my! Unique Vintage and Pinup Girl Clothing have topped my list once again – along with Torrid – for really cute and sexy retro clothing in plus sizes. The swing dresses are sweet and flirty like something out of Peggy Sue Got Married and the rockabilly tops are figure hugging and make me think of Rizzo from Grease. Want to va-va-va-voom it up for a special night out? Channel your inner Marilyn Monroe with a super sexy “wiggle” dress that is sure to make eyes pop and mouths water.  

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m struck with the sudden urge to grab my husband and go make out at the nearest drive-in theater :)

  • Surplice Dress
  • Lorelei Dress
  • Floral Wiggle Dress
  • Rockabilly Tank
  • Heidi Dress
  • Eggplant Swing Dress

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