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5 Great πŸ‘ Ways the Pin-up Girl πŸ’ƒ Shaped Modern Day πŸ—“ Women πŸ‘© ...

What are the ways the pin-up girl influences modern women? Freedom and self-expression. Those are a couple of the things that come to mind when I think of a pin-up girl. One reason why I love pin-up culture is that you can come as you are. Whatever style you like, whatever size you are, whatever race you are, you can still be a pin-up girl. What started as women just wanting to advertise their movies or shows became the start of several revolutions. Here are all the ways the pin-up girl influences modern women.

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1. Body Positivity

They are so many successful plus-size models out there now, such as Ashley Graham. But back in the 1950s women had Marilyn Monroe and inspiration. The 1950s is when curvy pin-up where portrayed and the hourglass figure became widely popular again. I said "again" because in the 1910s the Gibson girl (also a pin-up girl) also had a curvy shape, a far cry from the 1920s when a slimmer figure was praised. Loving your figure is one of the best ways the pin-up girl influences modern women.

2. Bold Nails

Imagine only being able to paint your nails clear for fear of being too bold, Well, pin-up girl, Rita Hayworth, came on to the scene with long bold red nails on the big screen. Women started to paint their nails red in order to look like her.

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3. Sexual Freedom

There’s an assumption that just men admired pin-up girls, but many women actually liked them too. They encouraged women to express their sexuality at a time when it wasn't considered acceptable for a woman to do so.

4. Bikinis

In a time wear simply wearing the color red on your nails or lips was considered too bold, can you imagine wearing a two piece? Even for many pin-up models, they were considered too racy. But icon and pin-up model Bettie Paige would beg to differ. As the saying goes β€œif you want something right, do it yourself.” She sewed her own bikinis and wore them to photo shoots. And it quickly caught on.

5. Advertising

Just stick a girl on anything and it will probably sell like hotcakes. Sex sells, and advertisers learned that after seeing how successful pin-up models were for selling tickets to their movies or shows.

Which one of the things on this list surprised you the most?

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