Rockabilly is without a doubt one of the most expressive and unique fashion styles out there. It is not just a fashion style; it is a sort of a lifestyle and culture that one embraces, which is heavily influenced by the rock and roll genre of music. Nowadays, we can spot a glorious comeback of rockabilly music on the music scene and that may lead you to want to try out some amazing rockabilly styles. That is why we bring you a few tips on how to dress like a true rockabilly girl.
At the mention of rockabilly, you will probably think of some beautiful dresses, such as the Audrey Hepburn’s Black Gingham Rockabilly Dress, which is one of the most famous dresses in the history of fashion. This bold type of a dress is a statement piece in the rockabilly fashion style and you definitely need to add a couple of stunning rockabilly dresses to your wardrobe if you want to dress in the manner of a true rockabilly girl. Usually red or black, with polka dots or floral prints, these slim fitted dresses will accentuate your waist and will give you an alluring feminine look. You can opt to wear a gorgeous rockabilly dress with a pair of cute heels (4 inches is the optimal height) or you can mix styles and match your vintage dress with a pair of classic Converse. Don’t forget about a bold, red lipstick and a pair of delicate earrings to complete the look.
Skirts and tops
A high-waisted, midi skirt with a red tartan pattern is a classic, retro piece. You can achieve an effortless but chic look by combining this skirt with a simple, white T-shirt that you will put in a tie knot in the front. Not only a tartan pattern is an option; a full black midi skirt with red roses pattern and some vintage “swing” is also a good choice to create a rockabilly outfit. Match it with polka dots, black and white, button-down shirt and put on a pair of cat eye sunglasses to get a look worthy of a true retro diva. If you want to soften up the vintage vibe in your outfit a bit, you can simply layer the look with a timeless denim jacket. Additionally, you can opt for a lovely rockabilly pencil skirt and match it with a cashmere sweater or another top, but in a more trendy and contemporary manner by mixing styles and fashion eras.
Trousers and shorts
Again, high-waisted is obligatory when it comes to trousers in the rockabilly style. You can rock a pair of denim Capri trousers with an interesting halter top (zebra print, for example) and eye-catching necklace with a tattoo inspired pendant. You opt for a more modern version of Capri trousers, with floral prints, and match it with a vintage cotton T-skirt that has unusual graphic prints, such as skulls. Accessorize the look with an oversized, colorful flower in your hair or a cute bandana. As for shoes, you can style a pair of classic rockabilly heels or go for a pair of cute and trendy flat sandals.
When it comes to shorts, some dark denim and rolled-up shorts will look amazing when paired with an off-the-shoulder top that has red roses or cherries print. You can even spice up the look a bit and go for a pair of denim shorts that have a leopard print along the sides and are preferably high-waisted. To add some contemporary touch to this outfit, you can opt for a colorful sweater or a trendy sweatshirt.
Lastly, we hope that these tips will help you to enjoy and wear with confidence some of the timeless and gorgeous rockabilly looks.