Tuesday, 22 September 2015

TREND TUESDAY: ROCKIN' ROCKABILLY...


Fun and flirty, the vintage style of Rockabilly is very popular in the contemporary world of fashion. 

Originally dating back to the early 1950s in the USA, artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis started the legacy of rockabilly. This rock and roll style went away from the social norms, with an attitude of rebellion and freedom, which appealed to the teenagers of the time.

Rockabilly has been revived with neo-rockabilly starting in the 1990s. Bands such as Kings of Leon, Black Keys, and the White Stripes were influenced by Rock and Roll of the early 1960s.

The modern “pin-up” models you see today often wear this style. Whether you are going all “Rosie the Riveter” with a bandana, wearing some high-waisted jeans, or feeling a bit nautical with some stripes, Rockabilly fashion is wearable every day.

Swing skirts, wiggle dresses, and boleros are staple pieces in a rockabilly wardrobe. Think of the outfits in Grease, Footloose, and Dirty Dancing. Polkadots, stripes, leopard print, and floral are all popular patterns on rockabilly-wear, perfect for those inspired by 1950s pin-up girls.