How to Look Like Vintage Style Icon Bettie Page

Bettie Page was a famous pin up model during the 1950s. If you have a love for all things vintage, you are likely to be inspired by Bettie PageÂ’s pin up girl style. This article looks at key elements of Bettie pageÂ’s look and provides suggestions on how to pull them off.

Try an off the shoulder top or dress

Bettie Page often wore off the shoulder tops and dresses that showed off her shoulders and collarbone. In general she wore peasant styles that were elasticized at the shoulders. These are a fabulous style, because you can position them as high or low as desired. She also wore knitwear styles that dropped quite low, revealing a good deal of décolletage.

Wear a pencil skirt

As a pin up girl Bettie Page was mostly photographed in her lingerie, but when she was shown in clothing it was generally of the figure hugging kind. In the skirt department this meant the classic Black pencil skirt. A pencil skirt is a wardrobe essential that shows off womanly curves nicely. High waisted styles are best suited to vintage inspired looks.

Wear coordinated lingerie

As mentioned Bettie Page was often shown in lingerie. Each of her looks was well coordinated. If you want to look like Bettie, don’t simply put on a pretty bra and panties; finish your look off with stockings, a suspender belt and a sexy pair of high heels.

Don some long gloves

Bettie Page often accessorized her look with a pair of long gloves, in general Black satin style gloves. Whether it’s to spice up a lingerie look, or add glamour to an after five gown, a pair of gloves can create a very alluring appearance.

Consider bangs

For most of Bettie Page’s career she wore her bangs in a chunky curved style, a little above eye level. This style is best suited to those with reasonably thick and straight hair. It is difficult to achieve on very fine hair, or on those who suffer from a cowlick on the front hairline.

Wear pin up girl style make up

Bettie Page wore the typical pin up girl make up look of the time. This was a boldly defined eye on the upper lid, typically accentuated with a set of false eyelashes, a flawless looking complexion and red lips. If you are lookign for advice on how to achive this look check out How to create a Pin up girl make up look.

Wear animal print

Bettie Page was often photographed wearing animal print during her long running career as a pin up girl. In particular animal print swim wear. You will find lots of bikinis and one pieces in animal prints at the moment, because this trend is experiencing a real revival.

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