As grey winter skies seem to be lingering on it doesn't mean you can't brighten up your Rockabilly wardrobe. Vivid, bright colours are the latest trend, so adding a few inspiring dresses will liven up your usual style.
Keep it fresh and modern with the Blue Atomic City Frock, this dress by Limb Vanity Project has a fitted bodice with a flattering crossover sweetheart neckline plus a detachable fabric covered belt at the waist.
This White & Red rose print dress which features black ribbon lacing at the waist is seriously eye catching, as vintage-inspired frocks never lose their appeal and work whatever the weather.
While the Purple Gingham Summer dress will lift your spirits, this simple style is the easiest way to add a splash of colour to your look.
Utterly delicious, this strapless Strawberry retro dress is great for parties, just team with your favourite heels to mix and match for any occasion.
Boost your confidence and feel like you just stepped off the catwalk with the gorgeous Camilia Summer Flower dress an absolute bargain as it is on sale too!
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Sunday, 24 March 2013
Add a hint of colour by mixing in spots on solid colour with this Suzy Parker vintage style dress by Hell Bunny with a clever detachable bow to dress up or down.
Bold white spots on black equals love at first sight with this Black Party Dress. Break it up with a dashing red belt and heels.
You can’t go wrong with a Polkadot Cardigan paired with this season's ultimate wardrobe essential, denim, for effortless style and a great transition into Spring.
If you are not feeling as adventurous when it comes to prints, adding a smaller dotted print may liven up your wardrobe like a simple print headband or hair accessory.
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Friday, 15 March 2013
Getting your glam Rockabilly dress or one piece sorted for that special day out is all well and good but what about accessorising?
For example your shoes, what you wear on your feet is just as important as anything else. In fact some Rockabilly princesses will tell you that their shoes are the most important part of their outfit. Not sure what to look for when picking out your own perfect pair? Here are just some main features that go into making those Rockabilly shoes great!
Peek-a-boo tootsies: This isn't essential for your Rockabilly footwear to have this but it sure is cool! Just a cheeky glimpse of that neatly painted big toe nail can make all the difference and make a brilliant retro look. It's very 1950's and ultra chic at the same time, peep toe gaps will add a quirky twist to your footwear.
Pretty prints: This is such a hot key element to add to your retro vintage look. Rockabilly prints give you the chance to really stand out from the crowds-whether you opt for big bright pink flamingo's or those cute leopard spot prints, anything goes. This is even more so when it comes to your shoes. Colour and print clashing is also allowed so wear your animal prints with your skull and roses if you like.
Heels: Whether it's those skinny itty bitty long heels, or the more chunkier square shaped ones. Heels in whatever shape or size are a big part of your Rockabilly shoes. Not only do they give you height but you get a great feminine posture through wearing them. They tense up your calf and thigh muscles and give you a great posture almost instantly. Can't wear sky scraper heels? Well even the mid length heels can be just as effective, so long as you actually have some height on your feet. Mary Jane's and flat ballerina pumps can look cute too, but heels really do add some ladylike class to your ensemble.
Bows: Printed or plain ribbons are cute on any part of your Rockabilly outfit. Whether on a hair fascinator style piece right down to the shoes. Over sized bows look are just the ticket for that 'Disney' effect. The celebrities love the sugary sweet effect from Lady Gaga to Katy Perry. Bright pink bows on your shoes are uber cool!
Customising your shoes: Have you searched high and low and not been able to find exactly what you are looking for? Feeling a bit creative? Well get out your beads and sequins, using your needle and thread make those plain heels really sparkle. You can sew on those tiny skull and cross bone decals too. If you are more of a girls girl then something as simple as pearl beads could do the trick. You could try attaching novelty patches of ghouls too, you can't go wrong with an eclectic look.
There is no right or wrong look for Rockabilly shoes only that they are feminine, so you can rock that funky footwear with any Rockabilly outfit!
Friday, 1 March 2013
Hibiscus Summer Dresses and the Hell Bunny Hula Top, Candy Skirt and red polkadot Pauline Dress. She also wore some of the cute wired headbands including the sripes, poppies and vintage birds prints.
Don't shy away from bold prints this season, anyone can look amazing in prints but just don't overdo the accessories and get the styling just right. We love this 1940's inspired crossover sweetheart Frida Khalo Print Tea Dress.
Showcasing a monochrome blue polka dot print this Vintage Cotton shirt dress is dainty yet still makes a statement and will fast become a spring staple in your wardrobe. Dress up with a petticoat and party shoes for any occasion.
While we are dreaming of spring the weather isn't quite playing ball just yet. We have chosen this Peacock Tea Dress by Vanity Project Limb - colourful enough to brighten up a dreary day, but stylish, too. Layer up for chilly days and team with sandals and sunnies come summer.
This Valerie Dress by Limb with its retro herons & fans print, its calming teal hue and pencil skirt, is a wardrobe winner on a hot day.
Or go for something slightly more sophisticated like the Red Shirt Dress by Glamour Bunny, popular with Dita Von Teese and similar to Nigella's red-hot wiggle dress for classic eye catching style.
Take a look at www.rockabillypinup.co.uk for more.