In an era where the Playmate was considered the ideal beauty, Bettie Page gave us a different opinion. She went for dominate instead of demure and kicked society’s views in the ass. Although sometimes shocking, her work is not raunchy or tasteless. She exudes sex appeal while remaining playful and unique. Even her most risqué poses have a bit of a wink to them. In her infamous bondage photographs, she makes almost comically playful faces and gestures. She was much more than a pin up model; she was a performer who played two characters equally well: The Virgin and The Vixen.
To channel my inner Bettie Page I usually pair a cute dress with sexy thigh high stockings. If I am feeling really daring, I add in some visible garters for a little more sass. The important thing to remember is to keep a good balance between modesty and sex appeal. You have to have the right attitude to pull it off. The line between sexy and trashy can sometimes be thin, but if you present yourself in a respectable manner you can get away with almost anything. Confidence is the sexiest thing you can have in your closet ladies!