Patriotic Pinup Fashion - Made in America by Heart of Haute

Pin up or pinup images got their name from the way that they were "pinned up" on the walls of barracks, bunkers, office walls, ships, and even planes during war time. These alluring photos and illustrations were created to help raise the "morale" of the many young men serving long, dangerous tours away from friends, family, and love. 1940s era pinups were a part of a long history of soldiers customizing their gear and living quarters - a tradition that continues today. 

From Rita Hayworth in her nightgown to Betty Grable in her bathing suit, patriotic pin up girls were everywhere, even in Yank - the unfortunately (or appropriately) named weekly magazine published by the US Army.  Winston Churchill jokingly dubbed Jane, a blonde cartoon pin up drawn in the Daily Mirror Newspaper 'Britain's secret weapon.' War time pin ups even moved out of photos and postcards to be painted on jackets, the side of tanks and bombers, and tattooed on many bodies. Pin ups were depicted in dresses, lingerie, bathing suits, sometimes even less. 

1940s USO girls wearing pinup bomber jackets

 

Pin ups in modified military uniforms were created to show sexy support for the war effort. The sailor or Navy pinup has always been popular, appearing even in early Sailor Jerry tattoo designs. This iconographic look is patriotic, retro, and above all sexy. Nautical style is always fresh and classic, and Heart of Haute can help you use the best of this venerable vintage American look to create a memorable modern pin up figure. We have curated an amazing Patriotic pinup style collection - red, white and blue looks good on you! Perfect for 4th of July parties, parades, and the many summer festivals that we all enjoy.

Our Sailor dress is a classic - based on the pattern of a vintage dress, it has nautical pin up style without looking too much like a costume. Available in a patriotic palette of red, white and blue! In cool, crisp 100% high quality cotton, this dress is versatile and flattering with side ties for a perfect fit. Our sweet anchor print in pale blue can be found on our Matey Dress and Ella Top. Add a matching headband for a Rosie the Riveter inspired vintage look. You can even get the Baby Beverly Dress in Blue Anchors for the perfect mother daughter photo look! 

 As we celebrate the unique country that we live in, why not do it in a unique outfit that was made in America by Heart of Haute? A special thank you and an extra kiss from Heart of Haute to all of those who have served in the U.S. Military - past, present, and future! 

Pick Your Perfect Cherry Print Dress

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! SJcherrytattoo 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 and Sweetie dresses come in black or red cherry prints. For a smaller serving of cherries, try our A line skirts in Fresh Cherry on White or Cerise. 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. Mrs. V  
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