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.
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
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!