Saturday, 10 October 2015

Rockabilly Party Dresses

With P-A-R-T-Y season fast approaching we have put together a simple shopping list for you to get your glam on.  Think florals, metallics, bold prints and fitted dresses with enough flare to twirl around the room.  We have chosen turquoise, purple, silver and black colour themes as they tend to suit any skin tone and figure.

First up is the utterly romantic Moonlit Ophelia 1950's dress by Lindy Bop featuring a stunning enchanting floral forest print. An intense shadowy purple leafy base on a black background which is overlaid with flowers shimmering in the moonlight, while forest beetles, bees and moths add character to the print.

The Lady Vintage Teal Butterfly Hepburn Dress was made for hourglass figures with its high neck and nipped waistline trimmed with a black suede belt, subtle and classic to suit any occasion  it flares just below the knee.

Sophisticated and charming Purple Rose Floral Collage by Lady Vintage is a 50s Tea Dress with a bold floral print , it features a flared knee length skirt and a fitted bodice with high neck at the front and a V neck at the back . There's belts attached to the side seams at the waist which are tied into a bow at the back.

Combine each look with some carefully selected accessories and you will be able to recreate various looks throughout the seasons,

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Halloween hollerin'

For some gals Halloween is a chance to show their true colours, while for others it is a time to be someone they admire or just to dress up as someone or something fun.

But where do you find that perfect Halloween outfit?
The choices are plenty when you are a child- almost every supermarket carries a selection of masks and costumes, and as most of them will be covered in candy and dirt by the end of the night, quality isn't really an issue.  But as you grow older, your taste starts to change. You want your costume to fit better, the style to flatter your figure more and you want to look and feel special. Costume rental shops, where available, will probably have something you might like, and the most popular costume choices can be found online in a wide range of styles and prices.

The best costumes, however, are those you design yourself, as they reflect your personality and creativity. To help you on your way, we have created a few suggestions and offer our own twist on these Halloween favourites!

She's my witch! features the Ophelia dress in black, guaranteed to flatter every figure. Ward off those autumn chills with a faux fur shrug, and make sure not to forget your hat! And since all witches need a black cat, we decided on a pair of kitten heels and a mooncat pendant.
She's my witch!

Aye aye captain! is a nautical inspired set for the lady who takes the ship's wheel firmly into her own hands. We paired the anchored skirt with nautical inspired jewelry and a bold red top to show who's really in charge!
Aye aye captain!

All heads turn when this Gunslinger girl wiggles into the saloon!
We were inspired by all those Sunday morning westerns we watched while growing up, and wanted to make a female version of all those tough cowboy cookies!

This Rebel rebel girl  feels more comfortable in a pair of pants than a petticoat! Your style is sharp and your heels crush hearts! Anyone would be lucky to get to ride off with you into the night!

rebel rebel

Who wants to be a princess when you can be a Scream queen? wear your B movies with pride and don't be afraid to go all out! This outfit is definitely not for the faint of heart, or those who don't like the attention!

Scream queen

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Cardi weather

Most people associate rockabilly with long hot summers, skimpy skirts and outdoorsy fun. But what oh what is a vintage gal to do when the colder weather sets in? Why, make a grab for the cardi of course!

We here at rockabilly pinup are big fans of cardigans, as they are not only super stylish, but they also allow us to wear our favourite dresses even as the colder weather sets in. We have a very very hard time parting from our dresses, be they wiggle or swing.

While the weather is still somewhat warm, you can ward off the chill with a nice bolero.....

but as the scent of roasted chestnuts drifts through the crisper air, you might want to grab something that gives you a bit more coverage. Spending autumn in bed with the sniffles is a waste of perfectly dreamy weather!

Pairing a lighter dress with a snuggly warm cardigan and a pair of warmer tights can help it survive the dreaded wardrobe turnover we suffer through every season,

or you can pair a cardi with a wiggle skirt and go for the sassy librarian look (cat eye glasses optional ;) )

And if you, like us, love taking long strolls through crispy leaves, why not grab a pair of wickedly delicious trousers from our sister site and pair them with the naughty and nice peek-a-boo sweater, to keep nice and warm while you enjoy some hot cider ;)

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Ready to Wear Rockabilly Fashion

There is always a little more room in our closet for versatile styles that are ready to wear,  a Wiggle Dress is every girls secret weapon as it suits super skinny or lusty curves and flatters no matter what!

Lindy Bop's  Vanessa Navy Wiggle Dress gives the illusion of longer legs with its dainty polkadot print, skims your hips and thighs creating curves in all the right places and the ruched sweetheart neckline line adds just enough detail for a simply charming look.  

Wear your hair up in an elegant bun or down with soft curls , team with gorgeous makeup, nail colour and  accessories including skyscraper heels (we are loving the Ladder Up Faux Suede navy ones pictured  from US site and delicate swallow necklace and studs as well as a contrasting belt for a streamlined feel. 

Heading out in the cold, then the Angeline Burgundy Coat by Hell  Bunny is just what you need to cover up, available from our sister site,  this warm wool-look fabric is tailored with a black faux fur contrasting high collar and black crocheted lace frill and a bow while the cuffs are also trimmed with fur.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Rockabilly Fashion Fix

Breathe new life into your wardrobe, with the rockabilly style being one of the easiest to wear and compliment any figure type from school run to office glam.

Grape Knit Cardigan by Banned combines comfort with style making it the perfect everyday staple , team with a pair of black capri trousers from Hell Bunny for a great look.

In need of a summer party dress, check out the Ophelia Black Spring Floral Dress , featuring a beautiful print. The bodice shows off a sweetheart neckline with black ruched cotton bust and flared skirt with side pockets to hide wide hips.

To update your LBD this season, a lace-up Black Brocade Party Dress is the order of the day.

Finally some new arm candy to seal the deal , cute black faux leather handbag with embroidered flowers to keep all your womanly essentials together.

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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Transitional Trends at Rockabilly Pin Up

Rockabilly Pin Up are famous for having some of the most feminine and flattering threads whe it comes to all things retro as well as modern! This season's new additions are no exception. Looking for something to chic but warm for your cool transitional wardrobe? The chances are that we will have that perfect little number just for you. Just think about all those cool nights out in your amazing outfits, you won't want to hide your curves under a chunky jumper. Even though we are at the beginning of springtime, there can still be a chill wind in the air at this time of year. But dressing up doesn't have to get us down- keep cosy with any of these new beauties just in at Rockabilly Pin Up...

Blue Knit Cardigan by Banned 
Banned have brought out an amazing array of the cutest cardigans for the spring, and they're featured right here at Rockabilly Pin Up. Whether it's a stylish cover up for your dresses or something to go with a pair of skinny jeans, these cardigans are both beautiful and practical. Created from the loveliest fabrics, these thin knit cardigans will feel amazing when worn against the skin. The breathable wool mix is light too, you'll hardly know you are wearing it. Take your pick from a deep royal blue, burgundy, grape, ink blue and Cadillac Red Cherry version. Not sure which one to choose? Why not have them all!?  

Tine Black Capri Trousers by Hell Bunny 
They're as cute as they are wearable. Loved by everyone from celebrities to ladies with style. Is it any wonder why? Capri trousers have long been known for their versatility: Wear them for summer chic in tropical climates, they will keep you warm on those early morning woodland walks in the autumn. Along with the practical, another amazing aspect about these gorgeous trousers is that they are so classy. Your legs will look gorgeous without you even trying, simply pull them on for effortless elegance. At home with smart flats and peep toe wedges alike, you'll want to wear these Hell Bunny Capri trousers absolutely everywhere! These are available in red version as well as in black with white bow at the hemline.  

Love Swallow Skeleton Pink Cardigan by Hell Bunny 
Cardigans come in all shapes and sizes, although woolly, they can be some of the classiest things in our wardrobes! The Love Swallow Skeleton Pink Cardigan by Hell Bunny is adorable on so many different levels. The figure flattering cut of the top is highlighted by the neck tie and bordered collar. Take a look at the back to find the cutest skeleton and roses motif. If you want to get noticed, forget the oversized woolly jumpers and opt for the Love Swallow Skeleton Pink Cardigan by Hell Bunny instead. This lovely design is also available in a baby blue version. 

Just some of the new additions at Rockabilly Pin Up that show us transitional trends are anything but boring! There's never been a better time to spruce up your wardrobe! 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Retro Red Style Inspiration!

Look sizzling hot this spring in vintage reds, spice up your wardrobe with our selection of dresses, skirts, tops and accessories.

Detailed with an embossed cherries, luxurious knit mixed with rayon this Cadillac Red Cherry Pattern Knit Cardigan is an elegant addition to any wardrobe. Wear it with jeans or over your dresses teams well with kitten heels .

Look chic in the Madden Polkadot Retro Dress, this pinup inspired dress has a faux-tie collar with gold tone buttons and flattering swing skirt.

Prefer to show off your assets with the fitted Joni Red Wiggle Pencil Skirt or Tine Red Capri Trousers then keep it classic with a button up blouse and pointy heels.

Looking for the latest designer mini-bag then check out the Black & Red Cherry Bag with embroidered applique red satin cherries and blue forget me not flowers , this little 50's style bag is perfect for holding your essentials.

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