My hair was this long, a few months ago. I could never get this sort of long, articulated waves. Instead, my hair would overreact and form big fat loose curls. So when I cut twenty inches off, I discovered (behold!) that my hair was actually genuinely curly, the entire time, and the only reason it looked straight was the amount of weight!
This hair style is definitely synonymous with the buxom starlets of the 40s, but it is definitely a look worth trying right now! This would be a great alternative to an up-do for a formal event or even with your fave cut-offs and sandals for a picnic.