There was something about the sweater girl pin ups of the 1950’s – a freshness, a zest for life and yes, an innocence – which sets them apart from the uniformed war-time beauties who came before, and the more cynical, hardened models of the 1960’s and later.
Of course the sweater itself helped a lot. The tighter the garment the more the swelling curves beneath were enhanced. The cone shaped bullet bras which were so popular at the time, helped too, by giving the breasts a definable shape and size. Take a look at these photos of some pin up beauties of the 1950’s to see what we mean!
Some of these girls were complete unknowns and some were or soon became extremely famous as busty pin up beauties, particularly Jayne Mansfield and Diana Dors. But they all prove that if you put the right body in the right clothes with a good photographer, then you won’t go far wrong!