The term pin up refers to a photographic and illustration style which is printed and meant to be pinned up on a wall. This style originated at the beginning of the 20th century but became very popular during World War II as millions of young men spent weeks and months away from their sweethearts and longed for an escape. The pin up girl has became an indelible part of modern popular culture and endures to this day. In fact, thanks to the internet, the pin up girl is more popular than ever and only a few clicks away. The style is classic and nostalgic with a nod of appreciation to the fashion, makeup, hair and a cute campy attitude. We love it.
Popular Pinup Styles
So what pin up styles are the most popular? Well there are a handful of popular looks that have been around for decades. These looks haven't changed all that much and seem to endure as the times change and change again. Looks such as the Retro Swimsuit, The Hotrod Girl, The Sailor Girl, The Army Girl and the Housewife are pin up looks that endure because they have a simple recognizable theme and celebrate youth and a classic beauty.