Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Day Dresses at Rockabilly Pin Up

What will you be doing on the 25th of December this year? Perhaps you will be entertaining friends and family with a huge Christmas dinner? Maybe you will be snuggling up with your other half in front of the sofa? You might even be invited to the Christmas day party of the century at a friends house. In any case you will want to impress, and what better way to do it than with a stunning gown from Rockabilly Pin Up? These are dresses to really flatter the figure, no matter what your body shape happens to be- an hourglass figure will always turn heads in any crowded room. If you are looking for inspiration, here are just some ways that you can get your Rockabilly on in time for Christmas day...

Red & Green Rose Floral Rosetta Swing Dress by Lady Vintage 
Gone are the days when florals were frumpy, now they are anything but! This stunning Red & Green Rose Floral Rosetta Swing Dress by Lady Vintage is an ideal example. Pinched in at the waist with a secure waist band, the knee length skirt is perfectly flared and adds to the feel of a much narrower waist. A very clever tailoring trick used by Christian Dior in the 1940's, and one that is used to this very day. With a sense of Parisian chic about it, this Lady Vintage creation is one of the many very wearable dresses available at Rockabilly Pin Up. 

Teal Green Butterfly Rosetta Swing Dress by Lady Vintage  
There's nothing better than adding a petticoat to a dress for added volume, particularly if the dress happens to already have a flare to it. This undergarment in itself is a very vintage element that is back in vogue. The flared out skirt will naturally have a playful bounce making it into a statement dress instantly. A must have if you will be strutting your stuff this Christmas and looking to make an impression on that special someone. With a sweet butterfly print and superb tailoring, the Teal Green Butterfly Rosetta Swing Dress by Lady Vintage is already a vibrant one. But with the addition of a matching petticoat it becomes simply showstopping- ideal for Christmas! 

Black Rosetta Swing Dress by Lady Vintage 
A sleek LBD is always a good idea for any gathering, but what about a Rockabilly version of the Little Black Dress for a get together? Mix Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's style with a serious dose of the timeless and you will have the Black Rosetta Swing Dress by Lady Vintage. It has a classical silhouette and folds in all the right places, there is also of course the very flattering cinched in waistline too. Wear this dress alone or with a single string of pearls and heels for an outfit that needs no introduction. An amazing outfit that will never go out of fashion. 

With the big day just around the corner, Rockabilly Pin Up have dresses that will certainly make an impression. 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree in Style

With pre-Christmas sales and social calendars overflowing,  we are hurtling towards our favourite (and busiest) time of the year.  So to help you ease the stress of what to wear this season we have selected some festive fancies.

Red is the colour of the season and easy to incorporate into our every day wardrobes, so we have selected the Ophelia Red Prom Swing Dress as our best season buy.

Our Tara Plum Floral Dress has a fitted bodice with removable bow belt, capped sleeves and full swing skirt to make you want to twirl around the room.

Simple and sleek the Red Polkadot Isabella Dress can be easily dressed up with heels, cute clutch and stylish updo.

This Loretta Red & Green Rose Pencil Dress draws on vintage inspiration and has the Christmas all wrapped up with a plunging neckline and tulip wrapped skirt.

Featuring a red floral print the Dorothy Black Rockabilly Dress gives a high-end finish,  elegant and classic to wear time and again.

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Friday, 28 November 2014

Get 20% off this Black Friday

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Christmas Posting Dates For Overseas Customers

Hello one and all. As you may have noticed, 'That Time Of Year' is hurtling towards us again, so we thought it would be a good idea to let our non-UK customers know Royal Mail's recommended last posting dates for international orders. So if you live Down Under, Across The Pond, or Over There A Bit, we hope this helps:

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Cute Prints at Rockabilly Pin Up

While the shape and structure of a dress is all important- there is something to be said for a unique print on an outfit. Individual and creative, it's these motifs and patterns that can really make for a quirky outfit- one that will get you noticed wherever you go. 

Sure, there's nothing wrong with the plainer shades and muted tones on dresses and other vintage inspired looks. But a vibrant pattern can take you places and bring out a fun side that others styles just won't. Forget mass produced fashion, anything a little bit different goes- from comic strips and cartoon animals to sketchy still life drawings. In fact, the more surreal the better. Wild printed details will turn a chic Rockabilly outfit into a real conversation piece for all the right reasons. Take a look at these beauties for some printed style inspiration:

Birdy Aubergine Purple Pin Up Dress by Hell Bunny 
Birds and floral blooms will always be considered a classical look when it comes to dainty prints on dresses. Picking out a floral frock is a fabulous way to inject a real dose of the vintage into any daytime look. However, Hell Bunny have taken this this most retro of styles and made it super chic with a dash of vibrant purple. This makes the Birdy Aubergine Purple Pin Up Dress, (like all the others at Rockabilly Pin Up) just so wearable. Team your floral birdy pattern with a little cardigan or shrug for the cooler days. Add a string of pearls for an afternoon tea party, there are literally a million and one ways in which to wear vintage patterns like this sweet example.

Black Cupcake Print Swing Dress by Lady Vintage. 
Unique and fun is the name of the game with this gorgeous gown by Lady Vintage. Along with the flattering square neck line and tie waist there is the bold cupcake print. Find the most fabulous cupcakes, cookies and coffee cups all over this dress. The Black Cupcake Print Swing Dress by Lady Vintage is a swell way to express your love for all things sugary. The detailed pattern is set against a black background with a few Rockabilly cherries added for good measure. This is just one example of where being a little different can go a long way indeed. A wearable pattern to go with some retro hair rolls and heels for magnificent evening out dressing. This dress is also available in cream.

Audrey Red Tartan Rockabilly Dress by Lindy Bop
Nothing says Christmas like a deep red, tartan in particular. It's rich aura has long been associated with the festive season. Find this luxurious fabric on bows and now on a delectable gown just party perfect. The Audrey Red Tartan Rockabilly Dress by Lindy Bop is the ideal festive outfit made so by the print. Complete with a lady like belt to cinch in the waist, this dress can be worn with or without a frilled underskirt (sold separately). While the cut of the dress is pretty and flattering, it has to be the bold tartan print that makes this into a one-of-a-kind dress.

Your Rockabilly dress will look chic, sensual and most importantly of all see you through the party months. Not sure what to wear on a big night out? Head on down to Rockabilly Pin Up and find fabulous frocks sure to rock this winter! 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

50's Retro Style

Inspired by the 1950's, swing dresses embody vintage charm and sophistication.  Bright colours, flared skirts and nipped waists which accentuate your curves define this look.  Celebrate your womanly form this Autumn with some old-school style.

The Dottie Vintage 50's Dress is a new arrival, with a simple polkadot print, ruched waist and high neckline detailed with a tie bow is forgiving on the figure and incredibly feminine and shows off your legs.

Mini mouse comes to mind with this gorgeous 1950's Big Red Polkdot Dress, fun and flirty with a cute sweetheart neckline and black satin belt to accentuate the waistline.

The Alika Hawaii Hibiscus Blue Dress, with its tropical print will whisk you away from a dull day to a bright and cheerful place. Body hugging halter with sweetheart bodice to show off your best assets.

A vintage classic design is the crisp White Eternity 50's Dress adorned with red roses, 3/4 sleeves and a faux bolero effect with tailored waistline and red cotton belt.  Flaring out from the waist this beautiful dress is charming and elegant.

For a retro twist on swing dresses the Skull Roses and Chains 50's Dress very rock n roll printed with printed pale lilac skulls, pink roses and chains.  V-shaped neckline back and front and shaped bust is perfect for a fuller figure. 

UL17 Alchemy Jewellery back in stock  too!

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

It's Party Time at Rockabilly Pin Up!

The season of parties is fast approaching, with Halloween only a fortnight away. Even if you aren't going out trick or treating this year, the chances are that you will have an invite to that chic party or drinks with friends for All Hallows Eve. Then there will be Christmas and New Years, not to mention the infamous seasonal work do. Chic is the way to go for the beginning of party season and beyond. That means picking out an outfit that will be totally figure flattering. You will want to show off your best assets, especially if one happens to have their eye on a special someone. This can be difficult with so many shapes and styles of dresses available, so to help you decide, here are a few of the new additions at Rockabilly Pin Up...

Vanessa Low Cut Wiggle Dress by Lindy Bop
One just cannot go wrong with the LBD. Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld himself is quoted as saying "One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress". How true he is! A black dress will not only have a fabulous slimming effect, but it can also give the wearer a silhouette to die for. No girl's wardrobe is truly complete without one. Well Lindy Bop have created this wonderful LBD with a truly flattering twist. Not only is there a sense of all things vintage, but find a lovely contrasting ruffle at the breast. A wonderful addition if you happen to have a smaller chest, but also for the lovely larger ladies too. This detail will only accent the curves that you have! Pinched in at the waist with a thin belt, you will be the envy of all!

Selema Blue Black Satin  Dress by Lindy Bop
Sticking with the theme of the LBD- This is a party dress with more than a hint of the Rockabilly. The silky black satin falls beautifully with every move that you make. There is a flattering gather at the bust that is so reminiscent of Hollywood glamour. It's the pinched in waistband and flared A-line skirt that make the Selema satin dress a dramatic one. Perfect year round, it's everything you will need for that very stylish night out. Wear with a piece of statement jewellery or a hair piece and some heels and you are good to go for evening glamour.

Ophelia Plum Butterfly Rockabilly Dress by Lindy Bop
A cute ditsy print, petticoat and ruffle detail at the bust make the Ophelia Plum Butterfly Rockabilly Dress by Lindy Bop super lush! Butterflies and delicate flowers adorn this knee length number. The fitted bodice adds shape along with the structured collar that extends all around the back too. An essential flared A-line skirt is there combined with the petticoat, these both add a lovely 'swish' sound as one walks in it. Although sleeveless, you can match it up with one of Rockabilly Pin Up's sweet cardigans to stay warm when it's cold outside. A lovely dress that can work just as well in the winter for a quirky twist on party wear.

Whether you are preparing for a special event or just want to be ready for the season, Rockabilly Pin Up will have something gorgeous for you every time!  

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Celebrating London Fashion Week Rockabilly Style

With London Fashion Week in full swing and #LFW trending on social media, we have decided to do a new season colour round up of all our favourites with old and new styles.  We have also thrown in a few fabulous looking celebrities donning these seasonal colour selections.

With bold and muted shades of scarlet, cherry, raspberry and crimson for Autumn, we have selected some must-have items to give you that warm and fiery feel to your look.   **Katy Perry the ultimate in Pin-Up Girl Meets 1950’s in a stunning velvet Dolce & Gabbana Dress
1.  June Dress 2. Black 1950's red polkadots Dress 3.  Red Satin Tattoo Dress  4.  Alveira  Dress
5. Madden Polkdot Dress

Striking blue-green shades of royal blue, aqua, colbalt and teal have grabbed everyone's attention, a colour selection that looks amazing on just about everyone.  This colour choice is clean and upbeat and works well for Weddings. **Dita Von Teese looks utterly amazing in her teal draped Dita Von Teese Muse Dress Collection.  1.  Mae West Dress 2.  Harriet Dress 3. Butterfly Tea Dress

Black remains chic season after season.  It's simple sophistication and ease of classiness worn alone or with statement pieces makes it a real winner for any party occasion.

1.Black Flocked 50's Tattoo Dress
2.White Swallows Black Cardigan
3.Black Vintage Dress with polkadot
4.Motley's Nautical Sailor Dress
5.True Love Anchor Kiss Lock bag

Also squeezed in alongside these gems was grey, nudes and whites with a few brights like mustard-yellow and deep purples.

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**Celebrity images found on Pinterest.
** Jessica Custom Nail Colour
**Mii Cosmetics

Monday, 15 September 2014

Go Rockabilly at Halloween!

If there were ever two styles that went together hand in hand then it has got to be Rockabilly Pin Up and Halloween! These two are just so in love when it comes to style: Just imagine your sweet Rockabilly gal in her pretty 50's inspired halterneck top and flared skirt. Then the handsome Halloween Frank with a sleek zombie look, tattoos and ghoulish grin. Ready to Roll as he rocks up in a Harley from the depths of a town called Hell. He's taking his girl out for a slap up meal and a night to remember on the town! These two are a match made in heaven. There are so many reasons why you just have to go Rockabilly this 31st October... 

The Alveira Teal Dress by Hell Bunny 

With a fitting to die for and a cool teal colour, this lovely tailored dress is a 'must have' for every girl's wardrobe. For a start just look at that amazing vintage fitted feel at the waist, bust and hips. Whether you are curvy, petite, tall or athletic in your build, this is a dress to suit everyone. The material polyester falls beautifully, flattering the figure. Then there are the cute bow and piping details along the edges. If it's 'wearable' you are going for, then you are in the right place- all of the dresses at Rockabilly Pin Up are created with real women in mind. The Alveira dress by Hell Bunny is available in a Cobolt Blue and a Raspberry Red too.

Glamorous Black Lace Tea Dress by Lady Vintage 
There are some dresses that are just so classical in their look that they will never go out of fashion. The sleeveless high necked dress is one of them. The main reason why it's as popular today as ever is that it flatters all figures, especially when there is detail involved. The lace print on this beauty from Lady Vintage makes the dress timeless in it's appeal. The black and white look means that it can be mixed with ghoulish greens and blood red too. Curl up your hair, slip on a pair of your most glam heels, a dash of the reddest red lipstick that you have and you are good to go. Make this dress perfect for Halloween by teaming it with your favourite All Hallows Eve hair accessories and jewellery.

Vampiress Black and Green 50's Dress by Hell Bunny 
Why not add a hint of Halloween into the everyday with this cute number from Hell Bunny? The Vampiress Black and Green 50's dress has Halloween at it's core with the deep black and garish green combination. The green waistband is super flattering along with the green detail on the sleeves, pockets and collar. The perfect dress for those who have been invited to that ultra chic All Hallows Eve party this year. But even if you are staying in with someone special, this dress will not fail to impress your amour!

Love what you see? There is plenty more Halloween style inspiration at Rockabilly Pin Up. It's never too early to be ready for the 31st October, so make sure you get your orders in early to avoid disappointment.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Celebrities Rockin' the Rockabilly!

It's one of the most recent style sensations- Rockabilly is a very wearable style so it's no surprise that some of the biggest names in show business have been following suit over the past few years. Even today, it's still a very hot trend, celebrities are still treading the red carpet looking fabulous in retro! You will find subtle and not so subtle hints at the Rockabilly look. Here are just a few of my favorite of the most flattering celebrity Rockabilly looks: 

Christina Aguilera ©
There's no doubt that Victory Roll hairdo's are a big part of the Rockabilly look. Everythig from quiffs to pin curls are acceptable, wear one or do several smaller curls, they are so versatile to do when one gets the hang of them. Singer Christina Aguilera has been known for experimenting with different looks throughout her career, going from wild child to subtle and feminine. However, one of her sleekest moves had to be the Rockabilly phase for 'Candyman'. Here she works it an a event with one simple giant curl coiffed at the top of the head. This adds height instantly and is pretty easy to keep in place with hidden pins. Here the star wears her chic up do with a fitted evening dress and scarlet lipstick for full effect!

Katy Perry does Pin Up  ©
Rockabilly is known for highlighting curves, an aspect of the style that has made it popular with us gals no matter what our shape and size. Patterns found on fitted Rockabilly Dresses mean that a perfect silhouette can be had along with cute detail! Look out for cherries (or any other type of fruits), anchors as well as tattooed hearts and rose patterns on the traditional looking 1950's prom dress. These kitsch details add a sense of fun to your Rockabilly dress, it will also take attention away from areas we wish to hide. Singer and performer Katy Perry looks stunning in this sweet halterneck mini dress, note the empire line fitting at the chest and cherry fabric patterns. The cherry red lips and retro specs finish off the very Rockabilly look!   

Rihanna does subtle Rockabilly chic  © 
Although the Rockabilly look is a strong one, with bold trends that run through it, it can still be watered down a little. Here superstar Rihanna does just that! She looks amazing with a long haired red 'Rockabilly Rolls' hairdo with more than a hint of the pin up about it. The outfit is given a real modern boost with the monochrome look, a smart low cut shirt and trouser day outfit that can easily be worn at work or to any other formal occasion. A modern gold chain and some heels polish off the neo-Rockabilly style off perfectly. Proof that this retro trend can be modern and so wearable.   

Go all out Rockabilly or experiment with Victory rolls on the next lunch date with the girls- Check out Rockabilly Pin Up for all your essential outfits and quirky accessories!  

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Get the Vintage Look

Look vintage chic with our easy to wear collection of dresses.  The Rockabilly dress is a key piece to your creating your wardrobe.  From classic black and navy to bold bright colours, choose your favourites at Rockabilly Pinup!

Red Carpet:

Wow your friends with a selection of bold and sassy red dresses. Our Summer favourites include the Alika, Melanie and H&R Shirt Dress, add a splash of  lip colour  - we have picked Mii's One True Red classic matte long lasting colour and Jessica custom nail colour in Royal Red.  To complement your style work up some cute victory rolls or create some gentle curls with your wand  and finally find your beloved heels!

Royal Navy:

Sophisticated and effortless, Navy delivers an evocative sense of style like the Motleys Nautical Sailor Dress or Isabella Polkadot Dress teamed with kick-ass heels and a majestic blue nail colour.  Add some hair accessories or combine a wiggle skirt and blouse for the perfect office outfit.

Classic Black:

Playful polkadots or delightful brocade fabrics mixed with black definitely make for multi-purpose clothing, dressed up or down to suit your style.  Create a smokey eye with a Wide Eye Wonder colour square and grab your treasure filled handbag  - we love shiny black ones or animal prints!

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

It's All in the Details at Rockabilly Pin Up

They are always present and can sometimes be taken for granted- But one thing is for sure, the finer details can totally transform any outfit! That small but important bow detail for instance could be the feminine aspect that a plain dress so needs to make it into an awesome outfit. Or take that lace up feature that can give any dress that figure flattering fit? It's these details, both small or large that can bring about a tailor made effect to any dress. Here are some favorites when it comes to chic style detailing...

Ribbons and Bows 
Wear them around your waist or use them in a corset style to tighten up a looser dress. The ribbon is one of the most versatile but important details on any outfit. The bow is traditionally used to fasten, but here it's used to real decorative effect. Featuring at the front of this vintage inspired skirt, use your bow to bring a sensational new style to office or formal wear!
Black Cotton 50's Circle Skirt 
Whether you are looking at tattoo style prints or the larger florals, it's these dressy illustrations that will make a massive impact on your style. Large prints are said to work with taller frames while the smaller delicate prints will not swamp petite figures. The Cool Mint Floral Chiffon Tea Dress is the perfect example of a pretty summer print. Simply add a string of pearls and some lace gloves for instant vintage chic.

Cool Mint Floral Chiffon Tea Dress

A very important but often over looked part of any dress. A sweetheart neckline can work well to flatter smaller builds. But even curvier figures can benefit from this very feminine style. The Jade Green Polkadot Dress has the perfect neckline to flatter. It's finished off with a neat nautical bow for added style measure.

Jade Green Polkadot Isabella Rockabilly Dress 

Waspish Waists
The thinner waist has always been in vogue, however not all of us are blessed with an hourglass look. This is where faking it comes in handy. Look for pinched in waist lines and flared skirts that will give you a feel of being curvy. A delicate belt can be a great hint of a slimmer waistline, it's light too and adds an element of the chic as it finished off the Teal Green Butterfly Hepburn Dress nicely.

Teal Green Butterfly Hepburn Dress
There's a lot to be said about sleeves and the effect they can bring to any outfit. Puffed sleeves are feminine but powerful, much like the rigid look of the 1980's shoulder pad style. Longer length sleeves can be demure and smart, while sleeveless outfits are a little more daring. There is a slight puff on the sleeves of the Madden Polkadot Red Dress, it's enough to add a sense of vintage fun to the outfit.
Madden Polkadot Red Dress by Hell Bunny. 
Looking for that special outfit or just to add a sense of the unique to your everyday? Pick out one or more of these great details at Rockabilly Pin Up for a style unlike any other.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Best Rockabilly Summer Dresses

To maintain your Rockabilly wardrobe this season we have picked out the ultimate summery dresses to get you through the sunny days and outdoor evenings. Floral prints suit everyone and we adore the new dresses coming in, and polkadots aren’t just a fad plus they are great for Rockabilly styling in an array of gorgeous colours!

Our summer favourites are the new Hepburn style 50s Rockabilly Dress with beautiful floral designs. The White Dress with black floral print is perfect for a garden party with adjustable halter ties and a fitting sweetheart bodice with black satin ribbon. Red roses are romantic and we have this Black and Red Rose Dress to catch the eye of your secret crush! While the Rosie Floral Dress would be a great addition for a day at the races.

If you are looking for a classic style that never dates then the Polkadot dresses in Navy, Black or Red are a great key purchase. The ever popular Isabella dresses feature small polkadots, flattering neckline and super cute bow which scream class and fun all wrapped into one perfect vintage creation. For a larger polkadot the black 1950's rockabilly dress with large red polka dots and adjustable halter straps and a fitting sweetheart bodice with black satin ribbon to cinch the waist.

You can’t go wrong with a little black dress for those last minute summer soirees as the evenings drift away into the night and we all feel inspired to enjoy some sundowners. Our best sellers include the Black Vintage Dress , Black Belted Dress and Black Halter Tattoo flocked 50’s dress by Hearts and Roses.

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Rockabilly Dresses for Wimbledon

Wimbledon has begun and its time to shine in your bright whites if you are going court-side this week.  See our choice of what's hot this Summer. Rockabilly Pinup sees white taking centre, followed by pretty florals over the next fortnight.

Begin play with a classy Cannes Dress detailed with a beautiful red rose print on white, this halter dress is fitted and flattering with a sweetheart neckline to accentuate your best assets on any figure.  Team with a red cardigan and sunglasses for a bold summery look.

Especially for Summer we love a Swing Dress like this beauty covered in a red poppy print,  pure style and sophistication with a a hem that skims the knee, easy to wear for a day match then add some accessories for evening cocktails afterwards.

This Isabella Dress with English floral print conjures up images of a sunny afternoon sipping champagne and al fresco dining,  perfect for a first date watching tennis.  With a cute sweetheart neckline and capped sleeves, this dress is a modern vintage classic.

If you are heading up to the hill with friends the Sheila Green Apple & Daisy Print Dress is great,  its smart casual and comfortable, works well with white shoes and a cardigan for the unpredictable British weather.

Got yourself a catered box seat and need an instant outfit,  well the Tea Dress works for corporate events as well as a fancy lunch.  We love the Red Rose Floral Collage Dress combined with hair tied up and sassy heels should do the trick.

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Saturday, 14 June 2014

What a Waist! Get a figure to die for at Rockabilly Pin Up

An essential accessory that can be worn with anything, the belt will make any fabulous summer dress into a sensational one! It's all one needs to pull in at all the right places for an instant hourglass effect. In some cases an elasticated waistline on a skirt or dress will act as a hidden belt, having a similar feel. Curvy shapes as well as thinner figures will find that the waist band or belt is a seriously flattering look! Here are just some ways to get a figure to die for! 

Burgundy Elastic Nurses Retro Belt by Hell Bunny.
The nurses belt started life as a practical part of a nurses uniform, hence the name. However, the hardworking ladies in the medical profession soon realised that this was a very chic look too! Its elastic pulled in at the waist bringing a flattering flare at the hips. Something along the lines of Vintage Christian Dior even. Soon the nurse's belt could be found everywhere-Us girls loved them and we still do to this day. Find this style in a range of different colours at Rockabilly Pin Up. The nurses belt is a staple part of any feminine and fabulous wardrobe!

Red Poppy 50's Swing Skirt by Hell Bunny 
Cotton is the perfect fabric for the Red Poppy 50's Swing Dress from Hell Bunny. Not only is the quirky print a fun and vibrant one, but the cut of the skirt means that it hangs beautifully from the hips. The cotton flows freely and the wider end means that the waist can be pulled in, a look that is quintessentially 1950's! Yet the style works so well today, and like with a elasticated nurses belt, the attached narrow waistband pulls the outfit together. Even if you are not naturally blessed with a waspish waist (let's face it, not many of us are!) a fitted waist band with a slight flared skirt of dress will do wonders for the figure.

Black Cotton Vintage Dress with small white polkadots.
 Model: Ebony Ivy. MUA Kellie Katrina.
Photography: Nils Bratby of Immortal Eye Photography
Vintage dresses, especially those with a hint of 1950's inspiration, will almost always have a fitted waist- A look that was so reminiscent of the era's fashion. But even if your dress hasn't got a featured belt or sewn-in waist band, there are ways to mimic this look. A piece of ribbon could be all that's needed to totally transform your dress, giving it a tailored style. A tie ribbon on the waist of this Black Cotton Vintage Dress is used like a belt. It's a versatile look too, the big bow can be tied at the back or side of the waist. Find the ribboned waist look on wrap dresses also.  Complete with dainty polka dots and a layer of netted petticoat- here's just one vintage dress at Rockabilly Pin Up that will turn heads!

No matter what your body type happens to be, the pinched in waist can make all the difference when it comes to getting the vintage look spot on!  

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

1950's Vintage Chic at Rockabilly Pin Up

You won't need anyone to tell you that vintage is a hot trend at the moment. This is in interiors, product design and of course, fashion. There are a million and one reasons why it's such a hot look when it comes to what we wear. Firstly it is timeless in it's appeal - the tea dress and shrug is as wearable today as it was 60 years ago. Next, one should take a look at the tailoring - 1940's and 50's chic was all about the most flattering fit, and no matter what the current trend may be, there is always room in our wardrobe for a dress that flatters our curves. 

Here are just a few dresses from the New Additions at Rockabilly Pin Up that will do just that!

Looking for a mix between 'I Love Lucy' and vintage vixen? The Eternity Red Rose 50's White Rockabilly Dress is the dress for you. Created by Hell Bunny, this is Rockabilly at it's finest. There are so many elements that make this a dress worth investing in - take the sweetheart shaped neckline for one. It's the ideal shape to flatter all those upper body curves. Longer length sleeves mean that this dress is perfect for cooler weather as well as summer evening garden parties. But the design itself is another aspect that grabs attention; bright red roses make for a stunning contrast against the white background. The high neckline has a real feel of 50's glamour to it as well as adding to the structured effect of the dress. All this is finished off with a striking red belt, just the thing for that hourglass figure we love so.
Black Flocked 50's Tattoo Dress and H&R London

Vintage doesn't necessarily mean all light and airy, one can still rock the styles from the past with a cute Gothic twist! This black flocked 50's Tattoo dress has all the key elements one could wish for in a glamorous outfit. First of all the tailored look that is so reminiscent of the era. As with all the dresses at Rockabilly Pin Up, the finer details make a huge impact too. It's fitted at the waist for a narrow figure flattering effect. Swallows, anchors, stars and roses adorn the dress, bringing the daring tattoo element to it. The scalloped neckline is ultra chic on all shapes. There is a netted inner petticoat that falls just below the hemline of the dress itself, not only as a cute extra detail, but to help with a subtle flared 50's look.

Elegant Grey Tea Dress

Grey is anything but dull with this elegant tea dress! Sleeveless with a belt-like panel below the bust, this dress is the epitome of vintage class. Covered in feminine white and gold floral motifs that bring out the natural beauty of the grey. The shape makes a bold statement here too, The 50's flared knee length skirt falls beautifully from the fitted bodice styled top. The high neck makes this the ideal dress for that string of pearls in a very Jackie Onassis style. To finish all this off, the bow at the back adds an extra element of fitting, a must have for work as well as any elegant evening do.

Classy, bold, chic and sensual - Vintage dresses at Rockabilly Pin Up are the way to go!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The New Lady Vintage Prints for Summer!

This season we bring you the latest fashions from Lady Vintage. Their new Butterfly and Floral print dresses are an excellent choice to add to your wardrobe, they come in a selection of styles and range of beautiful colours. If you are looking for a Vintage Classic that requires little effort and accessories then check out our favourites!

Be quick to add this gem your shopping basket, the Emerald Rosanie Dress is a gorgeous 50's inspired addition to your Rockabilly collection, with beautiful white & yellow flowers upon emerald green viscose. You could team it with a cashmere cardigan, a pair of white peep-toes and pearls.

Update your look with this white, vibrant-coloured Butterfly printed Tea Dress. It features a 50's style flared knee length skirt and a fitted bodice with high neck at the front and a V neck at the back with a zip fastening. There's belts attached to the side seams at the waist which are tied into a bow at the back.

This elegant Teal dress with its nipped and belted waist and delicate blue and purple butterflies creates a flattering and polished look for the office, style with a Vintage back roll for old-school professionalism.

Look Bloomin' marvelous in this super-glam Red Rose Floral Collage Tea Dress, detailed rose and floral print scattered effect with a neutral coloured undertone is a modern vintage take on the traditional tea dress. Pop on some red lippy and you are good to go!

Damson Damsel Tea Dress

A chiffon 50's Tea dress will never date and gives a romantic feel to your look, we love this Damson Damesel Black Dress with pretty purple, bronze and green floral print with Tie-Bow belt. Grab yourself a plain black clutch and patent heels for an ultra-feminine style.

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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. 

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 for more style ideas and get 15% off your order placed before midnight GMT Friday 11 April using coupon code SPRING15!

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!