If you are like me, your closet is already overflowing with Disney clothes. Whether it be shirts, scarves, dresses, tank tops, leggings, or accessories, if it’s Disney themed, I either own it, or I want it! That being said, I was introduced to this site and I cannot believe I did not know about this before!
Pin Up Girl Clothing sells clothing inspired by the 1940s, 50s and 60s. What immediately drew my attention on this site was that the models are not all stick thin – they all have curves! Like most women in American, I also have curves, so it’s great to see how the clothes will like on my body type before I even order. The site offers sizes from xs to 4x!
The next detail that captured my heart – they have a Fairytale Fantasy Collection.
These skirts and dresses are definitely more Disney inspired then authentic Disney, but I am loving all the patterns and styles. As I mentioned, I am new to this site, so I have never ordered from them before and cannot speak to the fit and quality of the garments, but if the reviews are anything to go by, it seems that you can expect top quality.
The prices of the dresses start at about $100, and the skirts start at about $90. This is a little more expensive then I usually go for when it comes to clothing, but if it means I am getting a quality piece that will last me for more than a couple of wears, then I am willing to save up a little longer for a great new dress.
Here is a closer look at some of my favorite items from the Fairytale Fantasy Collection.
Lydia Dress in Mermaid Border Print
Channeling The Little Mermaid, this is the perfect dress for a night out this summer. I love how the purple bust matches the purple belt, which matches the purple hair of the mermaid. Maybe it’s just me, but these colors are also giving me a bit of an Ursula feel, which I love!
Lydia Dress in Queen of Hearts Border Print
If Wonderland is more your style instead of Under the Sea, check out these fun and flirty Alice in Wonderland inspired dress. I feel like this pattern is a little more subtle then the first and I can totally see this going over great on Dapper Days. The halter top of these dresses are a nice feature and totally faltering.
Jenny Dress in Neverland Sateen
If you dream of never growing up, fighting swashbuckling pirates, and visiting the second star to the right, this is the dress for you! The bright pink really pops and is a great color for all the fun illustrations to stand out against. I am not sure what occasion I could wear this dress for, but I’m sure I could invent one! Pirate themed garden party anyone?
Aurora Dress in Pink Castle Print
Okay, I saved my favorite for last. I am absolutely head over glass slippered heel, in love with this dress. Also available in blue, this dress just screams date night at Walt Disney World to me! The cut of the top of the dress is more modest than some of the others I have mentioned, and I like the additional coverage here. And that skirt! I just want to do some twirls in it.
While I was browsing through the site, I found another collection that caught my eye, The Magic of Mary Blair Collection by Pin Up Couture.
Mary Blair joined The Walt Disney Company in 1940 as an animator and left her mark as an animator legend. Blair’s talents can be seen in works such as Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, Fantasia, Salud Amigos, The Three Caballeros, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan. At the request of Walt Disney himself, Blair created concept art of It’s a Small World, which ultimately was used as the guiding vision for the look and feel of the attraction.
I love that Pin Up Couture is honoring this amazing artist and Disney legend with a collection of clothing, many of the styles being ones that Mary Blair could have worn herself during her time at the Walt Disney Company.
Here is a closer look at some of my favorites from The Magic of Mary Blair Collection by Pin Up Couture.
Jenny Skirt in Mary Blair Umbrellas
This full skirt is perfect in peach and the bright illustrations of umbrellas is the perfect touch. Great for spring or summer, you are sure to get many compliments on this skirt wherever you go.
Aurora Dress in Mary Blair Train Border
If only I had the right skin tone to wear yellow! This dress is adorable. Once again, I’m not really sure where I would wear this, but I’m sure I organize some kind of locomotive themed picnic where this dress would be perfect.
Ella Dress in Mary Blair Lips and Roses
Okay, hi. Can we all just take a moment and admire this dress for a minute. The cut, the color, the absolute must have quality! I’m going to buy this dress, jump on a time machine and hit up the local ice cream parlor sock hop. And I mean that in the absolute best way possible. This would be another stunner for Dapper Day, or any day really.
Do you have a favorite from the collections? Where would you plan to wear these vintage inspired skirts and dresses? Share your ideas with me in the comments so I can stop looking for that time machine!
Monica is an Alumna of the Disney College Program. When she is not walking down the middle of Main Street USA you can find her wandering the World Showcase, or enjoying a Dole Whip while racing to her favorite attractions. When she is forced to endure life outside of Walt Disney World, you can find her in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she lives and works. You can visit her Disney lifestyle blog here.