Sunday, 13 December 2015

Pure Glamour for the New Year

You might not need an excuse to dress up pretty, but nothing beats New Year's Eve as an excuse to glam it up like the Hollywood divas of the Golden age!  This time we prepared two swing and two wiggle dresses so you can put your best foot forward into the New Year.  And not only that, but each of our Polyvore sets for the Wildest Night is inspired by a yummy cocktail, and comes with a recipe ;)

The Tsunami: There is no other way to call this dresss but eye-catching. It is everything you want in a wild party dress - the fabric shimmers and falls silkily, and the black belt gives just the right accent to your waist. Pair it with a poofy petticoat for maximum effect!


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Festive Florals

Holiday season is approaching, and with it the season of parties and family gatherings.  We love this time of the year as it combines all our favourite things: good food, friends, shiny lights and plenty of opportunities to dress up!  There is (almost) no better time than the holiday season to drag out your favourite reds and whites and greens, to strut around in red heels, and leave red lipstick marks on everyone's cheeks.

The first set, Candy Cane, features a white floral skirt combined with red heels and a green cardigan. We could have kept the earrings more neutral, but really, when are you supposed to go all out and be a bit silly if not now?!

Candy Cane

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Rock the Holidays in Style!

Suddenly it is December!  The Christmas countdown has begun and with less than 20 days to go we need a dress for every occasion.  Find the perfect style from our spectacular range of frocks to mix and mingle with old-school glamour. 

Treat yourself to the Birdy Carmine Red Dress  if you want an eye-catching outfit for the season,  printed with finches on black and white branches with pink blossoms and faux-tie collar with gold tone buttons. 

Kick start your holidays in the comfy June Rasberry Dress,  flattering seam lines, fabric covered buttons and pleats makes for classy and stylish social wear. 

Make a beeline for this Red Wine Polkadot Wiggle Dress  if you need something to wear straight to dinner after a busy day at the office. 

Get dressed for dancing in the Red Poppy Swing Dress with full circle 1950's style flared skirt, a fitted bodice & really cute small capped sleeves.

Rock around the clock in this gorgeous Ophelia Red Prom Swing Dress  with a sweetheart neckline and ruched bust panel along with a flared pocket skirt.  

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Christmas Posting Dates For Overseas Customers

Greetings to all our international customers! It's that time of year again when the last guaranteed posting dates before Santa arrives get mentioned so you can treat yourself, treat your loved one, or drop that not-so-subtle hint to others in good time. Hope this helps: 

Friday, 27 November 2015

Swing it!

As colder weather sets in, you might find yourself reaching for trousers and tighter skirts, sighing as you pack away all your beautiful and playful swing skirts, leaving perhaps only one or two special occasion dresses.
We used to do that for years, until it occurred to us- why shouldn't winter be a swinging season? After all, we wear our wiggle dresses with opaque tights and boots, what's to stop us from doing the same with our swing dresses?  This year we decided to keep our swing dresses where they belong, and paired them with strong, bold colours to chase away the winter gloom.

Hot cakes features one of our favourite dresses, and the moment we thought about the perfect match for it, we knew everything had to be hot pink!  Yum!

Hot Cakes

This next dress just made us think of mint-crisp winter mornings and hot orange tea our grandma used to make. We added spicy tights and and a fresh cardigan, but we kept the booties a little more sensible, so grandma won't disapprove ;)

Orange and Mint Tea

But it's not just dresses that have that special swing to them! Skirts can be just as versatile and just as comfy to wear in the winter!  A gentle pink can be paired with greys for a romantic wintry feel without going into drab colouring or looking too childish.  We added bolder pink makeup to this pastel coloured skirt and mixed our shades of grey to give the outfit a grown up, sophisticated feel.

Pink and Grey
It usually takes us a bit of time until we fall in love with Lady Winter all over again.  But when we rediscover our love, we like to celebrate it! You'll be a proper Ice Queen in this black and icy blue outfit,  but the hot red lips hint at the burning fires beneath your cool exterior!

Ice Queen
How do you feel about winter? Do you prefer to spend it  with a hot drink by the fireplace, or are you out chasing snow flakes?

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Celebrate Black Friday Early

Rockabilly Pinup has decided to celebrate Black Friday early!  Jump the queue and get 30% off everything using Coupon Code BLACKFRIDAYBLOG at checkout.  The coupon code is valid until midnight Sunday 29 November 2015.

Model VenusMantrap by Marija Buljeta Photography.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Dotty about dots

The polka-dot pattern is one of the staples of rockabilly and vintage wardrobe. It is both cute and sassy, playful and sophisticated. It can be whatever you want it to be. It is no wonder, therefore that the popularity of the pattern survived centuries and spread across the continents.

But one of its downsides is that sometimes it can look like you are trying too hard to fit the stereotype, or it can make your outfit look like a dress-up costume, especially when it comes to vintage or rockabilly wardrobes.

We have taken four dresses in this beloved pattern, and gave them a twist:

My business is none of yours takes a black and red wiggle dress and makes it office ready with a smart suit jacket, playful kitten heels and a black scarf with a red and white print. We added simple black earrings and matched the lipstick and nail polish to the iPad case.

My business is none of yours

Sugared flower is what happens when we feel extra dainty. The black and pink dress is paired with classical t-strap heels and a gentle pink cardigan. The only nod to modern style are the double sided pearl earrings, which also bring the outfit from the sweet into the sophisticated.

Sugared flower

The Autumn Mistress on the other hand, is a bold, almost aggressive combination.  The black and red dress, the smear of red lipstick mirrored in the earrings and the scarf, the hat, the extravagant belted cape, all speak of a confident woman. We borrowed from the fetish archetypes- long leather gloves and high stiletto heels, to make heads turn and hearts beat just a little bit faster as you pass them on the street.

Autumn Mistress

And sometimes you just want to with the (almost) classics. The iconic black and white polka-dot dress got a bit of a lift, and not only by adding a petticoat.  We added shades of silver and glitter to the makeup and accessories  to give it an extra spark, and kept the lipstick nude to draw all attention to the eyes.

Moon-lit shadow-kissed

Don't forget you can also view all our sets in detail on our Polyvore page!
We'd also love to hear from you about your favourite polka dot combinations!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Does Halloween make you scream?

It seems we just can't get enough of Halloween here at Rockabilly pinup!
First we presented you with a few sets of Halloween costumes, and now we are back with even more Halloween ideas!

This time, however, we will not be giving you costume ideas, but wardrobe suggestions inspired by Halloween.

Not all of us like to dress up, or can, due to work or classes or a million other reasons, but we still want to celebrate Halloween in our own special way.

This is why we created these sets, to sneak Halloween into your everyday, and to have an outfit that you can walk out of in the office, and walk in to a party!

The Ghoul School is a cute outfit featuring the Horror Gal dress and the sugar skull lunch bag.  We went for the cute side of creepy and accessorised it with blue eyeshadow and a lipstick that screams candy!

Ghoul school

The Flaming bat is a fiery and feisty outfit in red and black. The Bat dress has been accessorised with a small purse, hair flower, and black and red flame pumps that are sure to catch everyone's eye.

Flaming bat

The Golden Death has a spooky name, but the colours are all rich and full! The spider necklace and snakeskin-look boots add that little hint of danger to the dress, while the golden lipstick gives you an otherworldly glow.
Golden Death

And finally, the Graveyard Queen. You can dress her up or down by adding ghoulish tights and macabre accessories, but we recommend the bright red lipstick and the skeleton finger heels for that little bit of extra Halloween spirit!

Graveyard queen

For all links of items shown in the images please view all sets on our Polyvore.  Get 15% off your order placed before the end of October 2015 with coupon code RPBHW15.

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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Friday, 23 January 2015

Black & White Polkadots

Add a little bit of glamour to your wardrobe with our range of polkadot dresses.  From big and bold to small and sweet we have a dress for you this season!

You can never have too many polkadot dresses right? We just adore this Black 1950's Rockabilly Dress with halterneck and satin belt.

This Black Cotton Shirt Dress with small polkadots is the perfect dress to add to your work wardrobe, wear with a pair of court shoes to complete the look.

Choose the Black Vintage Dress with large white polkadots, this puffed sleeved beauty shows off a large bow above the bust with a sweetheart shaped neckline and a black satin belt to accentuate the waist

Go all out chic with the Isabella Dress combined with over-sized sunnies and a red clutch bag, this pretty 50's Rockabilly Dress with white polkadots printed on black trimmed with red edging and a bright big bow.

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Great Reasons to wear a Sweetheart neckline with Rockabilly Pin Up!

Most of us will have been wrapped up in a roll or turtleneck sweater for most of Christmas and New Years. Despite the cold, there's never been a better time to try on a sweetheart neckline on a dress or chic top.  As well as being a classic in mainstream fashion, these delicate styles of tailoring are all the rage with the Rockabilly set too. The best thing is that you don't have to be busty to wear them, a sweetheart neckline can look fabulous on practically any build or frame. 

Alongside it's great fashion reasons, there are a million and one others as to why wearing your heart on a neckline at Rockabilly Pin Up is the way to go for 2015! 

Cream Birdcage Isabella Rockabilly Dress 
First on the list is that sweetheart necklines are instantly feminine and floaty. Perfect for those of us who would describe ourselves as 'Girly Girls'! It's a timeless classic that has been worn by the more feminine of ladies since forever. Take a look at your iconic Hollywood leading lady, anyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Marilyn Monroe would be seen in a sweetheart neckline to flatter their figures. These are a must-have aspect of tailoring for anyone with a love for Rockabilly. Check out the low cut neckline in the Isabella dress matched up with dainty floral print for inspiration. A tailored dress that can be worn with or without a petticoat for a walk along a beach or springtime picnic.

Black Polkadot Isabella Rockabilly Dress 
The Isabella dress is featured with polkadots and that Rockabilly red that we all know and love. Proving that sweetheart necklines can work with the feminine as well as the stronger tones and patterns. It certainly proves itself to be a versatile bit of tailoring to suit all frames.

Regardless of whether you have an ample bust area or have more of a tomboy frame, this dress complete with sweetheart neckline will make you feel all woman! The superior tailoring, one can find a cinched in waist, flared out skirt as well as bright bow on the low cut collar. Team with your favorite heels with a dash of rouge red lipstick and you're ready to go.

Ophelia Moonlit Purple Floral Forest Dress by Lindy Bop
Every once in a while, you'll see a dress that will really catch the attention of everyone in the room. You can find these showstopping outfits at Rockabilly Pin Up. One of them is the Ophelia Moonlit Purple Floral Forest Dress. The stunning purple print is off set with the teal blue ruched insert at the chest. These two pieces of material are cleverly tailored to bring the wearer that ultimate sweetheart collar. The change in material also adds to the bust area, so a perfect fit if you would like to create the illusion of a more ample chest. Once again, like all the dresses at Rockabilly Pin Up, tailoring is key! This dress has this and more.

With a stunning collection and new additions arriving all the time, there's no better time to head on down to Rockabilly Pin Up