Clothing pins as a clothing accessory, 1950s trend?

Last night I was strolling thru Etsy trying to do some shopping for VIVAand I stumbled upon this amazing item for sale…



Now it’s not the clothes pins that amuse me (seen those a million times), it’s what the Rock n Roll pins suggest you do with them. You can wear them on your neckline, socks, lapel or wherever you deem fit. Clothing Pins as Clothing Accessories! Interesting, I have never heard of this trend or even seen it in pictures till now. In fact, my extensive research into wanting to learn more had me come up empty. No information on this anywhere.

So I’m throwing this out to you all-wise and awesome vintage friends, can you tell me more? Or will this forever just be a cool trend that will remain a mystery till the end of time?

Liz 🙂

12 thoughts on “Clothing pins as a clothing accessory, 1950s trend?

  1. Funny. In the bottom left, it says “Made in Haiti” — if that’s where the pins were made, maybe that’s where this became a trend.

    • I was wondering that too but it could be just be like our “made in china” now. That is where they got them made cheap. But you could be right as I’m unsure what Haiti advertising looked like in the 1950s.

  2. I can’t give you the low-down from the 50s but my girlfriends and I were wearing colourful clothes pins as accessories in the mid 80s, which perhaps since there was a 50s renaissance at that time could explain it. 🙂

  3. These are so darling! I’ve faved a few sets on etsy before, but they always sold before I got them. I think I’d line the collar of a cardigan or sweater with mine, a bit like a big set of scatter pins.

    ♥ Jessica

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