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Sailor Swing Dress by Pin Up Girl Clothing



Summer is just about here ladies, so that means it’s time for summer dresses! Today i’ll talk about an absolute favorite of mine, the Sailor Swing dress by PinUp Couture.

By now you may notice I am a fan of nautical pin up style, but I cant help if the dresses are so stinkin’ cute! Forunately this dress is a little less obvious as the Captain Dress, but still noticeabley vintage.

The dress comes in red and navy blue both with white trim on the top and down by the bottom of the skirt. There used to be a white one with blue trim but good luck finding it, its as rare as the white captain dress.

Another great feature is it comes with the white belt, an accessory that is a must for this dress just as much as the captain. It gives the dress shape with the simple yet effective contrasting white.

While this will primarilly be a summer/spring dress, in the sun it is as versatile as they come. Heels or flip flops are ideal to pair with and it looks great on any shape or size. You’ll be getting complimemts from other girls and heads turning from boys! (Myself included!)

Its only drawback is price as it sets you back $125 at full price. Fortunately vintage clothing sites like Mod Cloth and Pinup Girl Clothing have sales frequently especially right before the dresses prime season.

I recommend this dress to anyone looking for a fun dress to frolic in and enjoy the sunny weather! Enjoy ladies!


Tatyan Boutique’s Captain Dresses


Ahoy there ladies! If you plan on sailing the high seas or enjoy a little nautical/pin up flare in a dress then you will love the Captain Dress by Tatyana Boutique!

The dress is styled like a sailor with its collar and buttons adorning the top with white piping along the collar. The dress transitions to its skirt with the white belt that accompanies every copy and the skirt comes in a pencil style or a circle flare skirt for adding a crenoline to make it a full vintage style skirt. The dress comes in either bright red or navy blue and is made from a stretchy bengoline material.

Celebrities alike from Leighton Meester to Holly Madison to Chaka Khan have been seen donning this beauty and it looks incredible on every woman brave enough to give it a shot. Do not be intimidated by its costumey appearance, this dress is more than just a classy sailor costume.

Pairing the navy blue dress with red heels, white gloves or a red ascot gives it a pop of color commonly found on most pin up style dresses. Leaving the flare skirt open makes it a great dress to move around and swing dance in. And yes, it makes for a drop dead gorgeous halloween costume too.

The dress comes in sizes XS-4X so it will fit nearly every size of woman. I emplore any girl out there looking for a way to spice up their wardrobe to give this dress a try. It can be a bit expensive at full price, but it is often on sale for under $100 at the right times. I will gladly salute any lady with the guts to try this beautiful dress!


Hello folks and welcome to my new fashion blog, Rainy Day Prepster! I am new to this so bear with me as i develop my penchant for typing blogs.


First a little about me, I am a guy from Seattle (choosing to keep my personal info private) that is in love with fashion. A friend recently inspired me to start this blog as a way to help put ideas out there for men/women that may have overlooked a style that they would like. I particularly will be centered around preppy/country club attire as well as vintage/pin-up styles so if thats your cup of tea please stick around, if not I hope you’ll find something you never thought you’d like!


I will slowly be trickling out posts as I have time but please remain patient, I will also try to respond to every comment as possible. Thank you for taking the time, and enjoy!