Cherries have a strong identification with retro pin up style. Where did this correlation come from? With many trends, the answer is a mix of influences. As early as the 1800s, fabric manufacturers printed images like fruit, animals, city scenes, and people on fabric. These novelty, or "conversational" prints continue to be popular even today.
Cherries were a particularly popular image in America in the 1930s. Cherries decorated dresses, kitchens, jewelry, and more. "Representations of this exuberant, cheerful fruit might have appealed to consumers wearied by the Depression. Within the United States, the popularity of cherries and cherry blossoms might have been linked to the April 1934 Washington D.C. cherry blossom festival."
Cherries continued as a popular motif through the 1940s and 1950s, commonly appearing on everything from tablecloths to bathing suits.
I am not sure if it is due to their color, shape, or taste, but cherries also have an undeniable association with sex. The combination of such a sweet vintage image with subversive feelings is probably what makes cherries a sexy subculture stable, from rockabilly and punk fashion to tattoos. Cherry prints are a sweet retro motif with a sensual undertone - perfect for pinup style!
Heart of Haute has an orchard of retro cherry print style! For an adorable retro mother and daughter photo, our Baby Beverly dress is available in Cerise
- Mom can try our matching Diane
wrap dress, or the Rebecca
halter dress with a full swing skirt. Our popular and versatile Beverly
dresses come in black or red cherry prints. For a smaller serving of cherries, try our A line skirts in Fresh Cherry on White
. The perfect summer sun Maybelline Dress
has a full skirt, adjustable straps, and bright red contrasting trim. These prints really pop when accessorized with bright red, so break out the red lipstick
and your bright shoes that don't get worn enough.