Pin-Up Girls in Aprons: Style that’s Sassy & Sexy

15 Jul

Vintage Apron Week is heating up as pin-ups show how “sassy” and “sexy” is really done. Move over VS Angels!

Picture 5

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Nothing screams vintage more than a pin-up girl.

Putting to rest my previously held silly notion that aprons aren’t sexy apparel, pin-ups in aprons are the quintessential image of classy sensuousness.

Although pin-up art had been around as far back as 1890, the term pin-up came into existence in 1941 during World War II. It was the war which brought the surge of pin-ups into mainstream pop culture which flourished through the 1950s.

(Naturally, pin-ups continued since then, but the classic glamorous style of pin-ups shifted after the 1960s.)

The pin-ups’ hair, make-up, expressions, as well as their ever graceful lines and postures are just some of the reasons why their appeal has hardly aged a day in the last 60 to 70 years of the pin-ups’ existence.

These pin-ups are from the 1940s through the 1950s, and all the gals do a smashing job of making aprons the must-have sexy item for the wardrobe!

In addition to inspiring glamorous style, pin-ups are great ways to spice up your walls with an extra chic touch of class and grace.

Which of these pin-ups would you pin-up?
(click & pick your pin-up gal to make
your home sweet home even sweeter)

Sheer Maid Apron

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Ruffly Maid

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Taffy Girl

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French Maid

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1951 Dusting Girl

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WW2 Baking Girl

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Pink Tea Pot Apron

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Not So Dusty

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Who is your favorite pin-up girl — Betty Hutton? Rita Hayworth? Jane Russell? Bettie Page?

PS ~ Have you subscribed to the brand new Thrifty Vintage Chic newsletter? You’re not gonna miss this weekly e-mail — especially this week, where you’ll get my favorite vintage aprons and themed items! Even Rainbow Bright will make a fun appearance: Click to sign up now!


2 Responses to “Pin-Up Girls in Aprons: Style that’s Sassy & Sexy”

  1. Dawn July 16, 2011 at 11:08 PM #

    One Christmas I wore a Santa hat, pearls, and a beautiful vintage Christmas apron as I made vegetarian lasagne with all the trimmins’. O, and I wore high heels, too. My husband was happier than a guy with a full Lionel on the tracks. Yes, I sooooooooooo get the idea here, Robin!


    • Thrifty Vintage Chic July 17, 2011 at 11:11 AM #

      lol! Yes. I am sure the hubster was thinking: Merry Christmas to me! Holiday aprons are really special too! As the holidays get closer, I will be doing a special on aprons again!


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