How To Wear Rockabilly Style Clothing
Updated: Feb 1, 2020
Rockabilly style is based on the rock and roll inspired 1950s fashion of America, and is all about glamour, perfect hair and a cool attitude. For guys and gals who love to make a fashion statement, it’s easy to incorporate key pieces of rockabilly clothing into your wardrobe.
For men, the rockabilly look is simple to recreate, and when worn with a quiff and a curled lip it never seems to go out of style. Team a white or retro T-shirt or fitted checked shirt with a pair of slim blue jeans rolled up at the ankles over a pair of heavy boots or smart shoes. A belt with a vintage clip is a must, and don’t forget to pull on your cool leather jacket before you go out.
For smarter male rockabilly style, a narrow lapelled jacket will have you looking sharp when you go out dressed to impress. Wear yours over a white collared shirt with a narrow plain tie and team with smart trousers or dark jeans.
Ladies’ rockabilly style emphasises glamour and femininity and is all about perfect finishing touches. Immaculately styled hair and makeup are as much a part of the look as the retro clothing. Inject rockabilly style into your daytime wardrobe with pastel capri pants worn with a short-sleeved fitted shirt or halter top. A round-necked cardigan or leather jacket are perfect for layering up and a pair of ballerina pumps or peep-toe heels will complete the look.
For a more formal ensemble, choose a rockabilly dress with a full skirt and nipped in waist and wear with a full petticoat for all-out rock and roll style. Alternatively, a sleek pencil skirt that sits below the knee will give you a sophisticated look that oozes rockabilly. Skirts and dresses should have bold plain colours or polka dots for a fuss-free look that draws the eye to the figure rather than the fabrics. Add a pair of fishnet stockings for a flawless retro finishing touch.
Perfectly rolled hair, a string of pearls and lashings of red lipstick will complete your rockabilly styled look and ensure that you turn heads as you step out in vintage style.
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