We remember F-I-N-A-L-L-Y saving up the money to buy our first PUG pieces and then hopping on the site and thinking "holy shit, I have no idea which item(s) to buy." We know some of their items are a bit pricey but one thing you can rely on with PUG is that every penny you spend is worthwhile because the craftsmanship is phenomenal. They also have pretty frequent sales and carry items for pinups within any budget. These are some items we find are the perfect place to start with this brand.
The Jenny Dress
|June in the Jenny Dress in Neverland Sateen | Amelia in the Jenny Dress in Harlequin Print Sateen|
Modeled after 1960's day dresses, The Jenny Dress (which run $142 each) might be one of the most recognizable Pinup Girl Clothing pieces. If you've ever seen a novelty print you loved from Pinup Girl Clothing, it was probably on one of the Jenny items (whether you choose the skirt or the dress). Tiki, parisian, Neverland, cherries, harlequin and their upcoming Snow White and Little Mermaid prints are all available in the Jenny styled items.
Aside from the amazing variation in prints and colors, the Jenny dress is a favorite of ours for so many reasons. The price tag may seem hefty, but you're paying for amazing craftsmanship. Some of our favorite qualities include the boned bodice, the adjustable straps (Amelia: this is especially important to me because I have a super long torso), the fact that the dress is made in the USA and the comfortable, breathable material (which is a bit stretchy but doesn't get "stretched out" during daily wear.)
The Jenny Skirt
|Amelia in Jenny Skirt in Neverland Print | June in the Red Sean Top / Jenny Skirt in Red and Brown Harlequin|
When trying to build a pinup wardrobe circle skirts are a must, and there's seriously no better circle skirt than The Jenny Skirt (which run $98 each). The gathered cotton sateen creates volume and accommodates a petticoat for a retro-inspired silhouette. The wide waistband also gives the appearance of a nipped waist and is incredibly comfortable for casual wear.
The Birdie Dress
|Amelia in Birdie Dress in Baby Blue and Yellow Floral | June in Birdie Dress in Mustard and Purple Floral|
The Birdie Dress (which run $118 each) is a vintage styled party dress with wide notched collar, full skirt and matching belt. June wrote a little about this dress in her A Little Birdie Told Me post (here) but PUG recently released some new colorways which are absolutely lovely. Amelia: When I saw that the Birdie dress in the blue/yellow colorway it was love at first sight. My two favorite colors on one dress? Done and done. They also offer a short sleeved version of this dress in a few other colorways which is equally as lovely.
Pinup On a BudgetWe also assembled this little Pinup on a Budget's guide to some awesome PUG pieces under $100. On top of that, check your package because after your first purchase, returning customers save 10% off all future purchases with a special discount code included on an insert in your package. Also, June owns the Gold Lurex circle skirt pictured below and while the hip pockets can sit a bit odd, absolutely loves it, especially for $36.
Some other pointers include subscribing to their newsletter and following them on social media. They always, ALWAYS announce sales to their newsletter subscribers first via email, sometimes up to 24 hours+ ahead of when they announce sales on their social media and that can make a big difference on items running low in stock.