Fashion and rock music often go together quite well, which is the main inspiration for many outfits in the rockabilly fashion statement. Rockabilly fashion often reflects the styles of the 1950’s greaser and rocker fashion, using pin up, retro and burlesque styles to create a variety of styles and original pieces.
Rockabilly fashion also incorporates gothic and punk styles into their era, creating styles that can be worn by men and women with a variety of different tastes.
Rockabilly was originally created by incorporating the styles of country and rock music together. Black leather jackets, newsboy hats, red lipstick and tight clothing are popular components of rockabilly style. Over the past several years, the rockabilly look of the 1950’s has come back into style full swing. Alternative bands of today have taken to the rockabilly style including Green Day and The Brian Setzer Orchestra, with punky women and emo dudes sporting rockabilly duds. Skinny jeans, leather jackets, greased hair, and red lips have made a comeback, with pinup and retro styles being incorporated into the look. The seductive style of Dita Von Teese, a popular burlesque performer, is considered popular inspiration within the rockabilly era.
Pencil skirts, tight fitting corsets, leopard print, lace and leather goods can commonly be found in vintage stores and rockabilly boutiques today. For some rockabilly online shopping, check out Babygirlboutique, Yvonne’s Inked Divas and Gents, Whirlingturban, Miss Hussy Clothing, Stop Staring Clothing, or The Atomic Boutique. Each of these boutiques carries a wide variety of rockabilly, retro and pinup dresses, skirts, tops, shoes, jeans, jackets, accessories, hair products and even lingerie pieces that reflect the original rockabilly style with a modern hint of punk or goth styles to them. Rockabilly enthusiasts of all ages, shapes and sizes can find styles perfect for them, their favorite looks and their body type without spending obscene amounts of money or hours rummaging through dusty vintage stores.
Rockabilly fashion is likely to be around for a very long time, especially with the classic yet modern mixes incorporated into so many styles. With a fierce attitude and a passion for rock music of the 1950’s or even of today, rockabilly fashion is a classic and timeless style for any enthusiast.