Rockabilly Fashion: What Exactly Is It?
What do you get when you combine the influences of Rock music, Country music, ‘50s fashion, and a bit of Punk? A breed of fashion that has seen decades and decades of transformation, allowing it to culminate into the unique genre that it is today.
If you think Rockabilly fashion is hard to define, you are correct! A crazy combination of all of the most inspiring parts of its influences, the true meaning of Rockabilly fashion differs from region to region and even person to person. All we know over here at Atomic Jane is that we can’t. get. enough.
Whether you’re merely intrigued by the concept of Rockabilly fashion and have a vague idea of what it entails in your head (any scene from the movie Grease? Or Cry Baby?) or you’re seasoned in the genre and looking to step-up your Rockabilly fashion game, you’ve come to the right place!
Because we have so many Rockabilly inspired pieces on our website, we deemed it beneficial for us to give you a little history of the genre and show you some of our favorite Rockabilly dresses and why we’re so obsessed with them. Time to fall in love with Rockabilly fashion!
Sound like a plan? Let’s go!
As proven throughout history, fashion and music go incredibly hand-in-hand, and the formation of the Rockabilly fashion genre is no exception! Heavily influenced by the Rock and Country music of the 1950s, Rockabilly fashion took on a life of its own as it pulled some of the most recognizable fashion elements from both music genres and combined them to form something exciting and revolutionary.
Although the roots of Rockabilly fashion are planted firmly in the 1950s and 1960s, the influence it has had on music, movies, and fashion alike can be seen in every single decade since then, still deeply woven into culture today.
Cast of John Waters' Cry-Baby (1990)
Movies like Grease, Cry-Baby, and Hairspray (among many others) pay incredible homage to this culture and with multiple revivals in the ‘70s and ‘90s, it's clear that Rockabilly fashion really has that special something that we just won’t ever let go of!
The Elements Of Rockabilly Fashion
Cherry Dollface Photographed by Lauren Horwood
So now you know the influences of Rockabilly fashion, but what exactly is the look? The most defining elements of Rockabilly fashion for women are its combination of the typical feminine ‘50s look - with an edge. Think a feminine, floral swing dress but with tattoos, Converse All Stars, animal prints, bandanas, and bright red lipstick.
Seriously, what's not to love about this?
At Atomic Jane, we have a huge variety of one of our favorite aforementioned elements of Rockabilly fashion - the Rockabilly dress! Our Rockabilly dresses are so incredibly beautiful and with the context of Rockabilly fashion in mind and all the possibilities for accessorizing and adding your own personal style elements, there's no way that you won’t find a soulmate in one of our stunning pieces.
We've hand-selected a few of our favorite Rockabilly dresses to show you and we can’t wait for you to fall in love too! Click on any of the items listed below to be taken to their purchase pages on our website.
Rockabilly Fashion: The Rockabilly Dress
Atomic 1960's Floral Rockabilly Swing Dress
We're starting off strong and sweet with our Atomic 1960's Floral Rockabilly Swing Dress! This floral dream features a retro floral print and a gorgeous square neckline - both details so incredibly Rockabilly. This piece is such a good starting point to build your Rockabilly look and the Rockabilly staple that you absolutely need in your wardrobe!
We sell this little number on our website for only $59 and have it available in sizes M-2XL!
Atomic Vintage Inspired Floral Halter Cocktail Dress
Could this be any more charming? Our Atomic Vintage Inspired Floral Halter Cocktail Dress features this to-die-for A-line swing silhouette and a beautiful, unique vintage floral design. This piece is all about the details and the lines and couldn't be serving any more sassy femininity if it tried.
The combination of the halter, collar, and bowknot accent make it so '50s and so unmistakably Rockabilly fashion. You will feel like the absolute dream that you are after slipping this beautiful piece on and adding your own personal flare with accessories, hair, and makeup!
We have this in countless colors and patterns on our website and it is available for only $59 in sizes S-4XL!
Last but definitely not least, our Atomic Vintage Inspired Black Swing Rockabilly Dress is an absolute staple in a Rockabilly goddess' wardrobe! It is so classic and so clean, featuring an adorable short sleeved design and turn-down collar with a super sexy deep neckline.
The bow on the waist leading into the swing hemline will make you feel so fun and flirty, you'll forget what life was like before putting it on!
We carry this one on our website in sizes S-4XL and can be the newest edition to your Rockabilly closet for only $59 as well! What are you waiting for?
What Size Am I?
Because we want to ensure that you get into the perfect Rockabilly dress for you, we've included our sizing guide applicable to all of the Rockabilly dresses on our website! Take note, Atomic babes!
Thank you so much for reading, gorgeous ladies! If we've inspired you to love Rockabilly fashion and Rockabilly-inspired dresses even a small portion of the amount we do, our mission has been accomplished. We've only included three of our Rockabilly dresses here but there's so much more where that came from!
Don't believe us? Take a look for yourself at www.atomicjaneclothing.com and prepare to get lost in the world of Rockabilly fashion. As always, please get in touch with us regarding any comments or questions you may have about this post or anything at all at firstname.lastname@example.org. We always love hearing from our Vixens!
Until next time, Happy Shopping!