The 1990s were a fun transitional period. Beanie Babies, Bleached Hair and Boy Bands were popular. They were mostly analog times, with the start of digital things – DVDs existed, but you couldn’t stream a movie. Cellphones were around, but they were used primarily for phone calls and occasional texting. The internet was just being developed, and the newspaper and magazine still held supreme. Economics were relatively good; war was short(ish); and OJ Simpson was not guilty.
Let’s cue up the pin-up girl. She has progressed from the over stylized 1980s, but is still relatively tame. Her figure is important – usually with long legs and full busts. She is engaging and almost flirty.
TV shows and Movies have really helped shape the celebrities of the era. Shows like Baywatch featured well endowed women in beach wear that shows off the figure. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition is more popular than ever. These were dream women and total knockouts. We see this decade as one of the last eras of the poster girl that is actually “pinned up”.