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Pinup Essentials from Steady Clothing

Posted on June 07 2016

For those of you who can never quite get enough retro chic in your lives, it's hard to go wrong with anything by Steady Clothing. The brand excels at classic rockabilly and pinup clothing -- if you need a few basic tops, pants, skirts, or dresses to round out your pinup wardrobe, you need look no further than Steady Clothing. 

The brand is like the epitome of pinup style, a true exemplar. Steady Clothing gets to the heart of pinup clothing, showing it at its simplest and best. They've got the right color scheme: the bold reds, blues, blacks, and whites. 

They've got the right fit: that figure-hugging style that accentuates your natural hourglass shape. They've got the right cut: the high-waisted shorts, the capri pants, the sweetheart necklines. They've got some subtle, and some not-so subtle, nautical pieces. Basically, Steady Clothing has nailed it, okay?

Below are five great essentials for your wardrobe from Steady Clothing. Seriously, you won't regret owning these super versatile pieces.


Retro Diver Sophia Top



"Will you guys ever stop gushing about nautical-themed stuff?" you might ask, as you gaze upon this watery top which seems like the six millionth nautical-themed piece of clothing that we have recommended. The answer is no, no we will not. 

If you're not embracing that sea creature life, you are missing out on a huge and important part of the retro aesthetic. 

What's the point in even living unless you can be periodically covered in tentacles?

This cute top from Steady Clothing has a couple different things going for it. 

It's got an awesome neckline which is just made to frame your favorite necklace. And, of course, it's got that lovely pattern that features squids, submarines, vintage diver helmets, and seahorses.


Sarina Button Slit Pencil Skirt



This is a much subtler take on the nautical aesthetic, but we'd definitely classify it as nautical nonetheless. 

There is something about a bold white line and white buttons on a black skirt that evokes images of a massive, luxury steamer ship from the days of yore. 

Okay, we realize some of you might be hesitant to wear something that is reminiscent of a giant boat, but think of it this way: you can channel the raw energy of that steamer ship and just plow through life like a ship plows through water. 

And, of course, you'll be a truly unsinkable ship, not like that fake 'unsinkable' ship, the Titanic. You are so much better than the Titanic.

In addition to transforming you into a powerful ocean cruiser of a human being, this skirt is also super comfortable and stretchy, perfect for achieving that hourglass figure.


Rose Marilyn Cropped Cardigan



With high-waisted pants and skirts come cropped tops. They just go hand in hand, like peanut butter and jelly, or jack o' lanterns and black cats. We're kind of in love with this little cardigan from Steady Clothing. 

The structured collar and neckline, the three-quarter sleeves, the wonderful shade of red with the contrasting puff of black that is the flower on the lapel -- it's all deliciously retro. 

Oh, and you simply have to match your lipstick shade to this cardigan, like our lovely model has done here.

If you paired this with a simple white top, the button pencil skirt, and some tall and strappy heels, you'd have a perfect outfit, easy peasy.

Cardigans have a way of dolling up any outfit and this one has just the right cut, color and pizzaz to it to make you look darling even on your least pin-up inspired days.


Emma Dress



Is 'yowza' a thing people even say anymore? It seems rather antiquated, but then again, that might make it the perfect exclamatory response to this retro bombshell dress. Yowza. 

Steady Clothing might in general flatter your hourglass figure, but this dress is next level hourglass accentuation. The peek-a-boo neckline and the peplum skirt? Flawless. 

You see a girl walk into a room wearing a dress like this and it doesn't matter what your gender or sexual orientation is, you're going to develop a little bit of a crush on her.  And if you wear this dress and catch sight of yourself in a mirror, you're bound to develop a little bit of a crush on yourself. Sorry, we don't make the rules. That's just how it is. Enjoy your brief Narcissus moment, because you deserve it.

Another good thing about this dress is that it will probably improve your posture. Just look at it, that's not the sort of thing you even feel like hunching over in. No, you gotta walk with your shoulders back and bust forward -- and really, it's less of a walk and more of an intimidating strut. Everyone who sees you must love and fear you. It's that kind of dress.


Beatrice Dress



Okay, super structured dresses may be an ideal, but what if it's a hot and humid day and you just want to wear something breezy and comfortable? Does that mean you have to forego the beautiful trappings of the pinup style? Not at all! 

Check out this soft, lightweight grey dress from Steady Clothing. It's got a swishy circle skirt, a boat neckline, and cute little capped sleeves. And what is that we spy? 

Why, of course there is an embroidered detail of an anchor on the upper left of the dress. Listen, just embrace the inescapable nautical aesthetic. You'll be better off for it.


In essence, Steady Clothing's offerings are to the pinup gal what the 'basics' section at Forever21 are to, well, whoever shops at Forever21. These are wardrobe necessities; you can pair them with just about anything and build six different unique outfits around one skirt or top. That's the great thing about having strong basics in your wardrobe -- it really gives you room to play and express yourself.

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