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Must Have Items for the Rockabilly Gal

Hey Cats, 

If there is one style that I have always admired, it’s Rockabilly. There’s just something about that era that piques my interest and I can’t stop admiring the fashion icons of the time. If you have seen my previous fashion posts, you will notice this love of mine makes its way into my choices, with dresses taking on the traditional 1950’s cut, which is which is what this post is all about. If you love the era as I do and are looking for a few ways to introduce it into your daily fashion, here are some must-have pieces.

A Cherry Cardigan
I’m not talking about the colour (although red gets a big tick when it comes to rockabilly), I’m talking about the fruit. A cardigan with a cheery print is a staple of every rockabilly wardrobe that not only goes with everything, also keeps you warm!


Waist-High Capri Pants
The era was all about the lines, and high-waisted pants are just the kind to follow this rule. Denim is the best way to go, however, isn’t always the most practical or comfortable. This can be swapped out for a denim print if you choose, the importance is really on the high-waist. If you want to go that extra step, fold them up a few inches at the bottom.

The Dress!
If you love the rockabilly style, then I guess you also love polka dots. And nothing says Rockabilly more than a cinched waist, flared dress with a polka dot print. These dresses usually include a thick band around the waist, again, to emphasize the lines prominent in the era and are best matched with a front facing bow around the bust.


A simple circle skirt
It was all about the flair, and we don’t mean glittery jewels. A skirt with a fitted waist and a big, big flair is the perfect casual rockabilly item. Where the dress is polka dot printed, real rockabilly girls stick with a plain black. The Groupon page for Dorothy Perkins has offers on these very versatile skirts which and can be matched with a waist-tie flannel print shirt or even a vest to give more of a Rockabilly feel.



What About Socks!
If you’re going to wear a skirt in the cold, you’re going to need knee-high socks. Famous for the era, black knee-high socks with a small piece at the top are a great match. Black is usually the better choice and makes it easier to work around with the rest of your piece choices. If you can find some with a cherry jewel at the top for a flash of colour when you cross your legs, the better!


Rockabilly isn’t a hard look to achieve, it just needs the right pieces. If you are interested in trying out this style, take from the items above, and you’ll be ready to go!

What are your rockabilly essentials?

19 comments:

  1. Your outfits are lovely! I love the rockabilly look but never feel I can pull it off!

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  2. I have the same cherry cardigan and have been wearing it over the weekend :). I love this era as well x

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  3. My mum had a Rockabily themed party to go to. She went for a polkadot full dress with victory rolls! She looked pretty good actually considering it was quite out of her comfort zone!

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  4. Love me some rockabilly style, I definitely don't do it enough. And I LOVE your hair in the last pic!

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  5. Rockabilly is such a fun look, great outfit choices!

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  6. I have that exact cherry cardigan, and I love it! I have another with swallows on it which I love too x

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  7. Lovely outfits. Socks are a must for me.

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  8. Love this post, and that last picture is awesome! My mum has a pretty fab cherry cardigan that I keep eyeing up! H x

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  9. I love that cherry cardigan, so pretty and versatile that it will go with anything x

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  10. What fun outfits! You look great. I love the print on the first dress x

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  11. Rockabilly is such a fun look to replicate I love the cheery vintage prints and the circle skirt is cute!

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  12. I totally need a cherry cardigan that is such an awesome thing to have. I love all of your outfits though stunning! x

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  13. These are definitely good ideas for a complete look. I'm definitely a fan of polka dots on just about anything.

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  14. Such a great look on you! I'd love to dress like that too!

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  15. I love the outfits you have put together they look lovely on you. My favourite is the dress, how pretty!!!

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  16. Lovely rock mix. I love the skirt and cardigan. :)

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  17. Ah a cherry cardigan is a must! Love your outfits, you've put them together so well!

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  18. I love this look and you are really rocking it here! You look awesome!

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  19. Lovely look - love your style, I desperately want a pencil skirt.

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