Rockabilly Bathing Suits
Rockabilly bathing suits in today’s age are interpretations of the classic bathing suits in the 1950s. Form-fitting, hour-glass creating, strapless, high-waist swimwear that makes a woman feel like a pin-up diva.
To classify a Vintage inspired swimsuit as ‘rockabilly’, the bathing suit must contain a few key elements: Classic shape, fun designs and a dash of rock’ n roll.
Rockabilly was first classified as a type of music, a sound deriving from many different mixes of music genres. Then people and fashion designers started reflecting back on the unique stylings of the 1950s and the followers of the rockabilly movement. Rockabilly is now a prominent style of fashion, including rockabilly bathing suits.
Rockabilly swimwear is energetic and usually vibrant. Clashing colors and fun patterns and fabrics, these rock n’ roll pin-up pieces are show stoppers at the beach or swimming pool. Rockabilly swimsuits are modeled after 1950’s swimwear. One piece strapless bathing suits were the cat’s meow of the fifties. Bikinis in the fifties didn’t really exist except for women that were considered ‘inappropriate’ by social standards. Two-piece swim suits were very modest with broad strapped tops and high waist swim skirts.
The patterns of the past were soft with stripes and floral designs while rockabilly bathing suits today are loud and vivacious. The rockabilly style consists of vibrant colors such as ruby reds, tangerine oranges and yellow-jacket yellows. The patterns vary from blue and white naval stripes, playful cherries, cheddar colored cheetah spots to flirty polka dots and flowers.
Rockabilly bathing suits are perfect additions to a fifties girl’s vintage inspired wardrobe. Classy and coy, these bathing suits are ideal for dancing to Elvis on the beach or flirting with the tan hunky lifeguard. No rockabilly bathing suit is complete without cute sandals and victory curled hair, tied back with a colorful bandana. If bandanas seem a little too hillybilly, a rockabilly lady should sport a bright flower in her hair instead to keep that signature rockabilly flare.