Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Vintage Tea Dress- Why every gal needs one!

You don't need us to tell you that dresses come in all shapes and sizes. Just as individual as we are, many of us have a favorite style of dress. Perhaps it flatters your best assets? Maybe you just adore the fit of it? But there are many reasons why the tea dress is a must have! 

The tea dress was predominantly worn during the 1940's and 50's. The below the knee length of skirt as well as the chic blouse upper are mainly what marked out this style from the rest. Perfect for afternoon tea parties as well as weddings, many considered the dress to be the epitome of fashion. But it's a style of dress that makes a statement to this very day. Firstly the tea dress is a flattering one, whether you happen to be on the curvy side or not. It can come with as much or as little detail as you wish- most of all it is feminine!

Cynthia Polkadot Green Vintage Tea Dress by Hell Bunny
The tea dress can be made out of any material, however it is the light and floaty fabrics that are favoured. Here a Chiffon-like fabric is put to great use, there is a slight flare at the skirts edge and at the bust. But it also fits snugly when pulled in at the waist. The puffed sleeves and tie collar give the Cynthia Polkadot dress true vintage glamour. A wonderful outfit for any summer outdoor event, team with any one of our cropped cardigans during those cooler evenings too.

Gold Floral and Herons Tea Dress by Limb (Modeled by Brittany Jean,
Photography Nils Bratby of Immortaleye Photography)
 
Speaking of all things summer, the Gold Floral and Herons Tea Dress is the outfit to be seen in this summer. With a sensual plunging neckline and fitted silhouette, First impressions made with this outfit will be the best! There's a flattering wraparound feel to this outfit, the fitted skirt and pinched in waist offer the ideal hourglass figure. It's the Oriental inspired print that make this piece stand out. Chrysanthemums are set among flying herons all mixed in with exquisite gold detailing. No added extras are needed with this chic little number, simply wear and go for effortless elegance.


Teal Herons and Fans Valerie Pencil Dress by Limb(Modeled by Leanne James,
Photography Nils Bratby of Immortaleye Photography)
While some styles of tea dress can be demure and feminine, there's nothing stopping the dress from making a statement. There's all the delicate feminine patterning with a very sassy style. It's the details that make the difference with any tea dress: Sweetheart neckline complete fold down collars are just one way the vintage is brought to life. Straps make this an ideal little wiggle dress for any occasion. Team with shrug for an exquisite ensemble for any time of year.

Whether it's an evening soiree or a lunch date with the girls, the tea dress is the way to go!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Put a spring in your step!


Goodbye grey clouds, Hello Sunshine!  Spring is here and this season's must have items are fabulous and very wearable for Rockabilly girls. 

Shorts
Dress up tailored shorts with a casual knit top  and heels for a great weekend look.  We love these Navy Deckhand Shorts by Hell Bunny when teamed with the Nautical Nancy Sailor Top , heels and RED accessories!



Crop Top
Show off a hint of skin with a crop and high waisted skirt for an easy way to rock this look.  Check out this black wiggle skirt and collared tie top with bandana skull and paisley pattern for a fresh rockabilly twist.


Spring Style
Rev up your style with a beautiful outfit from the gorgeous Hell Bunny collection .  This sweet girlie style paired with curled hair and bright red lips suits everyone.


Check out www.rockabillypinup.co.uk for more style ideas and get 15% off your order placed before midnight GMT Friday 11 April using coupon code SPRING15!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Win a Dress from Rockabilly Pinup


Enter our prize draw to win a Dress of your choice.  This competition is powered by Rafflecopter and there are several ways that you can enter via Rafflecopter, you can choose all methods...or just one.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
The competition closes Tuesday 1 April 2014.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on facebook and here within 24 hours.  We will also email the winner.  If the winner doesn't claim their prize within 48 hours we will select another winner at random.   GOOD LUCK!!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Pretty pastels for spring summer 2014

There's nothing like cute pastel colours when it comes to springtime dressing! What's there not to love about the lighter of shades? They are fresh, pretty and look fab in all their guises. The lighter shades are surprisingly versatile too, light pinks, for example can work well with grey office outfits. It's these brighter of colours that can bring a zing to the mundane everyday. Pastel pinks, blues, greens and yellows also work well when worn alone. Find them on those cute Rockabilly dresses for an everyday chic that can't be beat! There are many ways in which you can bring pretty pastels into your outfit with Rockabilly Pin Up. 

Flamingo Dusky Pink Knit Cardigan by Banned 
Finding the right combination of style and comfort in a cardigan is not always the easiest of tasks. They can often be bulky and too warm for the hazy spring and summer evenings. One could find that these often cover up a gorgeous outfit rather than highlight it. Well the Flamingo Dusky Pink Cardigan from Banned can be just what you need. It's pastel pink but not as we know it- a darker shade of this most flattering colour adorns the fine woolen knit work. A pair of cute floral and flamingo details are embroidered at the shoulder and waist to give it an essential Rockabilly feel. The keyhole at the collar as well as the tie up neck are details that make this a feminine accessory. A stylish way to stay warm rather than just a 'cover up' to hide your fab figure! Altogether a sugary sweet look that will keep the chill at bay!

Sheila Green Apple Day Daisy Print Dress by Hell Bunny 
Pastel colours come in all the shades of the rainbow, from the brighter version's that are almost transparent to the deeper opaque shades. A darker pastel green can be very effective, as seen in the Sheila Green Apple Daisy Print Dress. Here it is mixed with the bright blood red of those juicy apples along with the apple blossom. The pretty print brings out the light jade of the dress giving it that essentially spring feel. Take a look at the tailoring too: The low 'V' shaped neckline makes the most of the feminine figure. There are ruches in all the right places, at the shoulders and bust for a perfect fit. As a result this day dress is made to flatter all forms.   
Flamingo Green Knit Cardigan by Banned 


Sticking with the theme of green, the sultry light green version of the Dusky Pink Knitted Cardigan by Banned is just as effective. Brand new in for the spring summer 2014, it has all the great features of the dusky pink version including the flamingo and floral motifs at the upper chest. Then there is the same key hole at the collar with tie ribbon. A chic cardigan that will make a wonderful addition to any rockabilly outfit, this cardigan will also add a touch of class to a pair of everyday jeans and t-shirt. 

Love your pastels? Rockabilly pin up  have the perfect accessories to lighten up your summer outfits this year!

Friday, 7 March 2014

March Prize Draw - Win a Hell Bunny Dress


Enter our prize draw to win a Hell Bunny dress of your choice.  This competition is powered by Rafflecopter and there are several ways that you can enter via Rafflecopter, you can choose all methods...or just one.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The competition closes 9pm Tuesday 18 March 2014.  TWO winners will be chosen at random and announced on facebook and here within 24 hours.  We will also email the winner.  If the winner doesn't claim their prize within 48 hours we will select another winner at random.   GOOD LUCK!!

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20 March 2014
**PRIZE WINNER UPDATE**
Both winners didn't respond to our emails within 48 hours. So, back to Random.org powered by Rafflecopter. So CONGRATULATIONS to entry 2661 - Sian McCarthy, and 1008 - Beatrice Calgaro.  You are our new winners! We have sent you both emails, so please check your mailbox and respond ASAP.  If the prize isn't claimed within 48h another prize winner will be selected.

18 March 2014
**PRIZE WINNERS**
Thank you everyone for entering the prize draw to a Hell Bunny dress of your choice.  We had 2690 entries! This is now closed and the winners have been chosen with the assistance once again of Random.org powered by Rafflecopter. So CONGRATULATIONS to entry 848 - Casey Ray Brookes, and entry 900 Bianca Beltramello - you are our winners! We have sent you an email, so please check your mailbox and respond ASAP.  If the prize isn't claimed within 48h another prize winner will be selected.

Keep an eye on our blog for our next competition!
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Rockabilly Spring/Summer Trends 2014

With sunny skies fast approaching we are all looking forward to reviving our Rockabilly closet, by just adding a dash of colour or playful prints you can transform your style. Bringing you the latest trends for Spring to help you create the perfect look .

Pastels




Get pastel-happy with our collection of Rockabilly Dresses, skirts and cardigans, polkadots, gingham, petals mixed in with sweet pastel shades. Minty green is lovely and fresh, while baby pink reminds us of cotton candy and yellow is so uplifting and energising so pick your favourite and brighten up your Rockabilly wardrobe.


Florals




You can always count on this classic print to be refreshed every season, florals scream femininity and RockabillyPinup have some of the most flattering styles available from delicate blossoms to big bold flower power prints. Oriental cherry blossom gives an Eastern feel, while the classic rose is blooming lovely and festive floral prints always get us in the party mood.

Stripes and Spots



Introduce 'the stripe' with knit tops teamed with denim or add a striped hairband/scarf to your outfit.
While we simply couldn't resist the allure of the ever-fashionable polkadot either, big and small spots sprinkling our favourite skirts, tops, dresses and more. This dotty trend is here to stay and plays a big part in flirty Rockabilly styling.





Bags and Hairbands


The must-have accessory for every gal is a rockin' hot tote bag to cart around our daily essentials...smartphones, tablets, purse, makeup bag, keys, water, lipstick, comfy pumps (you get the idea!)
 

Close second is a cute printed hairband, its a simple way to add some fun to your everyday hairdo.







For more inspiration visit www.rockabillypinup.co.uk.  Get 15% off your next order placed before 10 March 2014 using coupon code RPSPRING.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Win Cake Lace Sweet Hearts Mat



 Do you love cake baking and decorating?  Our sister website The Gothic Shop has a new prize draw to win Black Cake Lace and the Sweet Heart Lace Mat by Claire Bowman.  This competition is powered by Rafflecopter and there are several ways that you can enter via Rafflecopter, including you must like the Cake Lace page on facebook.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The competition closes 9pm Tuesday 4 March 2014.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on facebook and here within 24 hours.  We will also email the winner.  If the winner doesn't claim their prize within 48 hours we will select another winner at random.   GOOD LUCK!!