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!