Always a trend setter, never a follower. Joan Crawford remains a timeless icon in Rockabilly fashion and style. With an all time favourite fashion quote from the lady herself :-
"1.Find your own style and have the courage to stick to it. 2. Choose your clothes for your way of life. 3. Make your wardrobe as versatile as an actress. It should be able to play many roles. 4. Find your happiest colours - the ones that make you feel good. 5. Care for your clothes, like the good friends they are!” Joan Crawford
When wearing Rockabilly fashions its not all about taking hours and hours of dressing up to achieve pinup perfection on a daily basis. Rockabilly girls can easily maintain their sexy style with everyday outfits and a few basic essentials.
1. Hair and Make-Up
Bandanas, Roses and Hair Rolls are a simple way to keep within the Rockabilly theme. Slap on some red lippy and black eyeliner to create effortless flicks. Plus if you wear glasses then add a pair of retro- statement specs.
Rockabilly or Tattoo inspired jewellery usually involves a statement necklace or brooch, and earrings which are usually very budget friendly, and is something we all hunt for!
3. Rockabilly Prints and Patterns
Polka dots, leopard print, nautical prints, tattoo prints in red, black, blue and white are all timeless Rockabilly colours that can be mixed and matched easily with wardrobe staples. For summer gingham, floral and fruity prints work really well too.
4. Wardrobe Essentials
Pencil or swing skirts are an absolute must have and jeans can be cropped, tight fitting or high-waisted to flatter and give the shape you want to but still let you rock and roll!
Finally make sure you pick out the perfect vintage style handbag to complete your 1950's look.
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