Couture for Every-Body!

How often do you find clothing that looks equally as fabulous on women of all shapes and sizes? Pinup Girl Clothing is infamous for their mission of designing Couture for Every Body! They have broken the mold of the fashion world by creating clothing that flatter women from an extra small to plus size. All women deserve to feel incredible and not be limited by their body or size. By celebrating body positivity, we are breaking down the barriers of lifelong stereotypes that should never have existed in the first place. The Pinup Girl Clothing Customer Lounge has been such a positive forum for us to celebrate our love of pinup and demonstrates how Couture for Every Body is sweeping the globe. When PUG released the delightful Ella Dress in Floral Ribbon Print, the forum was all a buzz with gorgeous ladies showing off their love of this magnificent gem. I am pleased to have such beautiful women take part in this extra special collaboration  to showcase “Couture for Every Body!”

Christine G (XS)

“Pinup inspires me to dress exactly how I want and show off all of the aspects of myself. The Ella dress is a perfect way to show off the soft side of myself with its soft colors and delicate floral patterns!”

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Vyvyan B (S)

“My PUG pretties have become a staple in my closet. PUG is something I wear on a weekly (almost daily) basis. I wear my Jenny skirts to the work, my Amanda dresses to a day in the park, and my Aurora dresses to the supermarket (there are too many to mention!). PUG is so easy to dress up (heels and a some fancy jewelry) and dress down (cardigan and sandals)! But even more important than the fact that I can wear my PUG almost everywhere, is that PUG has introduced me to some of the wonderful ladies I surround myself on a daily basis. Once you get a little taste of PUG it will creep into your closet and into so many other parts of your life!”

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Megan L (M)

“Pinup Girl Clothing (PUG) has become far more than just clothing for me–my interest in PUG has become a powerful protective factor in a long-term battle with anxiety and depression. Having beautiful clothing means that I have added incentive to get out of bed, dress, and leave the house with the confidence that I look my best. Most of all though, my love of PUG has led me to make firm friends and to build a support network of like-minded ladies who truly comprehend, share, and therefore empathize with my struggles. It has been a life-changing interest, and for that, I am truly grateful.”

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Roberta D (M)

I found PUG during a difficult time in my life when I wasn’t sure who I wanted to be anymore. It’s taken on a life of its own, and 3 years later, the confidence I’ve found has shaped me into someone whose even more comfortable in my skin than ever.

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Heather M (M)

“I work in a middle school library. I’m surrounded by teenagers all day. I’ve been able to wear PUG to work every day and still be totally appropriate. Jenny skirts, Nancy and Elizabeth dresses, you name it. It’s been a culture shock for everyone, since they’re used to me rolling up in jeans and hoodies. New school year, new me!

The pink floral Ella makes me feel so girly. I don’t have a lot of pink in my wardrobe, so it’s a nice addition. It’s comfortable and flattering, and the fabric is beautiful.”

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Rachel E (L)

I’m quite new to the PUG scene with my first purchase in April with the Paris Jenny skirt and Bright Blue Peasant. I have bought a few ther tops and skirts since then but this is my first PUG dress! I think it’s perfect for summer as opposed to my Sabrina top and Jenny outfits. I wore PUG to my work at least everyday and got so many compliments on my outfits from coworkers and guests. A lot of people loved the style! I can definitely say I’m PUG obsessed and can’t wait to purchase more of these beautiful clothes!”

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Sonia L (L)

“How do I incorporate PUG into my everyday look? By simply mixing and matching with other pieces from their website or non PUG items. Sometimes it will be one of the Jenny skirts with plain vest top, crop cardigan and ballet pumps or a pair of jeans and one of their peasant tops. I always tend to pick out one colour from a patterned dress and pick accessories that match.”

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Sonja F (XL)

“PUG is such a huge part of my life. It took me a very long time to learn how to be a person that i like. (a late bloomer you might say) but I’ve always loved the pinup Style so incorporating PUG goes a long way to helping me see myself as that person. when i was 27 years old, i weighed 310 lbs. I was sick, i was tired, and i wasn’t going to make it to my 40th birthday if i continued on the path i was on. So here i am, nearly 7 years later. 115 lbs lighter and living the style i love. Very few days go by where i don’t incorporate some kind of PUG item into my look and i feel better and better every day!”

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Rebecca C (XL)

“I work from home, so I pretty much only have two modes of dress: athletic wear and PUG. I’ve always loved vintage style clothing, but fit has always been issue. PUG’s clothes are gorgeous, feminine, and fit my body type so well I see myself as being a lifelong customer.”

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Ashley R (2X)

“The way that I incorporate PUG into my everyday lifestyle is easy. When you have an incredible dress, which feels as though it was designed for your body alone, it almost speaks for itself. In the Floral Ribbon Ella, I am able to throw on a cardigan, pull up a petticoat or underskirt and head out of the door. If I am feeling fancy, I may slap on some pearls, mascara and a hair flower and voila! I’m ready AND gorgeous! This particular dress is very comfortable and low maintenance which makes it a simple choice to add to my work wardrobe or in this case, my tea party! Pinup girl clothing has designed separates and dresses to mix and match such a variety of choices that even when you’re not so sure you pulled it off, you actually slayed it! Being able to have so many subtle color choices make it very easy to accessorize as well, and It also allows for a confidence that sometimes can be buried so low you forget it’s even there. Because of PUG, I can be me, in many outfits and many ways! “

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Marisa J (2X)

“I work in a courthouse built in 1959. It has the look and feel of an era long gone.  However, because of the nature of my work, I can’t always wear my brightest PUG outfits, however, I always add a bit of flair to my attire with touches of PUG whether it is a Sean Top, an Italian landscape Jenny, or a hair flower.  When my most conservative workwear is required, I carefully plan out my weekend activities so I can wear my most bright fun PUG pieces, especially the Floral Ribbon Ella.  This dress reminds me of the English style gardens and tea parties I experienced when I lived in Oxford England.  So I felt it was appropriate that my first outing in this stunner was at the Rose Garden at the LA Natural History Museum Rose Garden. This is by far one of my most flattering PUG pieces to date and I can’t wait to wear it again!”

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Taylor H (2X)

“Repro has definitely helped me view my body differently. I’ve always been bigger but had a lot of issues with plus size fast fashion. Buying wrong sizes to compensate for having a larger chest or sizing up in jeans because of bigger legs. When you have that much trouble with ill fit clothes you end up hating shopping. Once I started buying into PUG I stopped hating my body that never seemed to work for the clothes available to me. These were clothes that totally did work and dispelled that my bust or big legs were problematic. Also bonus points, I hate having to deal with matching tops and bottoms so dresses really take the guess work out of it. I personally wear it with the light yellow crop cardigan with it. I’ve been really thrilled it matches the light blue bait dennise wedges that I’ve owned forever. For reference in a 36f 36.5″ waist 49 hips and took a 2x.”

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Christina S (3X)

“I incorporate PUG in my everyday lifestyle.  I wear it to work, on the weekends to run errands or just to feel pretty around the house.  I have given up pants and embrace dresses rain or shine.  I love the feeling I get when I wear my PUG dresses.  I may not always get the nicest stares but I feel good and I know I look good!”

christinaPinup Girl Clothing is breaking down the barriers and empowering women to embrace their bodies. “Couture for Every Body” is not just a company slogan but a powerful message that is bring body positivity to the forefront. Thank you to all of these lovely ladies who shared how PUG inspires them and for rocking their Ella Dress in Floral Pink Ribbon!

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Dreaming of Venice

How many of you took advantage of all the incredible Black Friday and Cyber Mondays deals? With our favorite retailers like Pinup Girl Clothing offering 30% off sitewide, it was definitely an early Christmas for the pinups fashionistas. For the first time in years, I did not set my alarm for 3 am to partake simply because I nabbed my “must haves” prior to the mega sale for fear they would sell out…and they ALL DID! It seems many of you share my love of scenic print skirts as the Jenny Skirt in Italian Landscape flew off the shelves. But don’t fret if you missed out, this is one of their best selling prints from the Spanish Capsule Collection and is sure to be back again soon.

Available in sizes XS-4X ~ MSRP $98USD

IMG_6422 IMG_6437When the Jenny Skirt in Italian Landscape was first released, the sizing was definitely running quite small but subsequent runs were corrected to be true to the size chart. If you read the online reviews on the PUG website, be aware that some of them purchased from the first batch run and might confuse someone to believe they should go up to the next size. I ordered mine from the most recent restock this past fall therefore I can confirm that the measurements are true to the size chart and the size small fits my waist (26-27″) perfectly. The waistband is meant to sit at the natural (high) waist and designed to fit snugly like the true 1950’s silhouettes. The Italian Landscape depicts the most exquisite vintage Venetian cityscape with romantic gondolas. The Jenny Skirt features a gathered full skirt with wide waistband and back zipper closure. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt sits a few inches below the knees and measures 28″ in length.

IMG_6433 IMG_6442Believe me when I say, photos do not truly capture the striking beauty of the print and rich colours that you experience in person. As a collector of genuine vintage scenic print skirts, I am thrilled to find affordable alternatives which will hold up in the busy lifestyles we all live today without sacrificing the captivating artistry from the past. The infamous PUG Jenny Skirt is known for it’s versatility to mix and match with your existing wardrobe separates. I personally love the richness of the deep red and blue, making it ideal to wear year round. With the super full gathered skirt, there is definitely enough oomph (volume) to forgo a petticoat but looks equally great with one as well.

IMG_6419The Jenny Skirt in Italian Landscape can be dressed up or down simply by what style top and accessories you choose to create your ensemble. PUG has a few different top styles (Sabrina, Lauren, Gia) in the perfect shade of blue to accent the print but don’t let that limit you…white, black, and stripes all pair delightfully together too! With the cold temps now upon us, I opted to pair the Jenny Skirt with the turquoise Gia top, wide black vinyl belt and black pumps.

IMG_6432 IMG_6436Classic scenic prints skirts have transcended decade after decade as their artistry is truly timeless. To see Pinup Girl Clothing restoring some of those lost masterpieces for us to enjoy and admire once again is such a delight. The Jenny Skirt has become a household name and staple in our pinup wardrobes…and we can NEVER own too many!