Vintage Ads that make you wonder what Mad Men were thinking

Vintage ads are a window into the past. A sometimes horrifying window. Here is another round of vintage ads guaranteed to shock your senses.

Vintage ads are known for being offensive and misogynistic. Not to mention terrifying. These photos are definitely little gems of history that you’d never see advertised these days and for good reason!

If looking at these advertisements don’t make you scratch your head and wonder what the Mad Men of 1960’s were thinking – we don’t know what will! Here are 11 blasts from the past ads.

Her Gray Hair Cost Her Her Job!

Vintage Ads

Little did she know in 60 years she’s be considered in style. This vintage ad shows you never know what trends will make you popular.

Men Hate Skinny Women

 

Vintage Ads

 

You’re too skinny, too fat, not fat enough, too blonde, too made-up and too natural looking! That’s the plight of the everywoman. Somehow it’s comforting to know they’ve been dealing with it for literal centuries. Bottom line? Women these days would not have this problem with their men.

That’s What a Wife is For!

Vintage Ads

What else is a wife good for, really?

Santa and his Smokes

Vintage Ads

Who knew Santa was a smoker? Maybe that’s why he has such a husky voice! Apparently, the 1950s was the perfect branding opportunity for Santa to convince little kids to take up a debilitating smoking habit.

Smirnoff’s strange Vintage Ads

Vintage Ads

Let’s be honest. Sometimes this ad still applies.

The Walking Sauna

Vintage Ads

This sauna exercise suit is great for the girl on the go who wants to sweat all day. This “weight loss” gadget is supposed to increase your body heat, thereby allowing you to shed unwanted pounds while you do your wifely duties. Like laundry. One thing is for sure. At $6.95, this weird space suit is a steal!

Buff away that Double Chin

Vintage Ads

Want to shed some extra pounds? Forget healthy diets and exercising regularly. All you need is this chin-reducer and beautifier! This terrifying contraption is said to both prevent and efface double chins.

Blow Up Boobs

Vintage Ads

Is there anything to say? This vintage ad shows that you don’t need to go under the knife to get the chest you always dreamed of. All you have to do is blow!

Want a better option? Come check out our Rockabilly Bikinis instead!

Sugar Keeps Your Appetite Down

Vintage Ads

There is not enough time to describe what is wrong with this vintage ad, but here’s a quick attempt. Sugar contains no essential nutrients, is bad for your teeth, bad for your liver, can cause insulin resistance, and has fat-promoting effects. What’s more, the more you eat sugar the more you crave it.

Definitely a fan of nibbling on a cookie before lunch, however.

Girls Who Don’t Read

Vintage Ads

Agreed entirely.

Father and Son Underwear Party

Vintage Ads

This vintage ad features a father in son sharing a moment as they chat about their tightie-whities. Dad’s give him just the right sort of mild support, don’t ya know.

Rockabilly Rules for New Year’s Eve

Your time with 2016 is quickly drawing to a close! Learn how to have an unforgettable evening with these rockabilly rules for New Year’s Eve.

Rockabilly Rules for New Year’s Eve
Rockabilly Rules for New Year’s Eve

Has 2016 rocked your world? If so, you’re probably going to want to enter the New Year having fun, looking good, and packing back a couple drinks. Rather than scare you with New Year’s statistics on why you should be ‘boy-in-a-plastic-bubble- careful, we’d rather give you our 3 rockabilly rules for New Year’s Eve!

#1. Look Hot

The first rule to your rockabilly girl’s night out to celebrate the last of 2016 is to look hot. When you look good, you feel good. We’ve paired our favorite New Year’s rockabilly dress with some other pinup favorites to make sure your outfit is hot and chic for 2017!

The face

One of the main components of a hot look is your makeup. Glitter is the perfect look for any special occasion, including… parties! Check out this gorgeous gold glitter eye tutorial by Makeup with Jah

The rockabilly hair

Miss Rockabilly Ruby does the BEST vintage hairstyles. The tutorials are easy to follow and always give an authentic rockabilly hairstyle. This New Year’s look is fun and screams party. Check out the tutorial below.

#2. Have Fun

When you’re getting down for New Year’s, make sure it’s doing something you want to do. It doesn’t matter whether you head to a party with over 100 guests, go to an underground rockabilly rager, or spend the night with just you and your best friend. Just make sure it’s something you actually want to do, not something you feel like you should be doing. Play games, watch movies, binge Netflix, or go to a concert. Just have fun!

#3. Be Safe

By the end of the year, people are usually intent on celebrating. No matter what do you to end the year, be sure you do it safely. For example, champagne bottles should be opened carefully at a 45-degree angle with your hand on the cork.

  • Avoid text and drive.
  • Don’t play Pokémon Go and Drive!
  • Don’t do or say anything you wouldn’t do if you were sober.
  • Make sure you have a designated driver or safe ride home for the evening. Otherwise, make sure you have somewhere safe to crash!
  • Leave fireworks to the experts. Yeah, they’re fun and festive, but they can be dangerous too.
  • Bring Advil.

Another little tidbit? If possible, don’t bring a purse. Reduce your risk of getting anything stolen or drunkenly leaving your belongings somewhere. Instead of a purse, carry your belongings in your bra. Sounds sleazy, but it works!

There you have it, our 3 rockabilly rules for New Year’s Eve. Have fun, be safe, and look hot to ring in 2017.

The Perfect Rockabilly Gift Ideas for Friends, Family, and Lovers

Rockabilly Gift Ideas

We’ve got the perfect rockabilly gift ideas for all those punk rockers and rockabilly princesses in your life.

Still scratching your head when it comes to buying gifts for your special someone? It’s time to get it together because you’re almost out of time! With sales and specials exploding online, now is the perfect time to pick out the perfect present. We’re helping you out with our perfect rockabilly gift ideas for friends, family, and lovers.

For the home decor addict

Do you have a friend who is absolutely addicted to decorating every room in their house? This gift is for them. Rockabilly home decor, including leopard print pillow covers, skull patterns, pin up girls and tattoo inspired designs. What’s not to love?

Rockabilly Gift IdeasFor your friend who’s working on her beach bod

Eat, drink, lift, repeat. Do you have a friend who’s been working on her beach bod all winter? Reward her with a gift for summer that not only shows off her bangin’ curves but shows off her pin-up girl personality. Check out our huge collection of rockabilly bikinis and pin-up swimsuits.

For the rockabilly baby

Do you have a little one on your gift list who has a big punk rock personality? Check out these high-quality rockabilly baby onesies with hilarious prints. Our baby clothes range from onesies, hoodies, work shirts, bibs, and more! Let your little one ride in style with these perfect baby-inspired rockabilly gift ideas.

For the Biker BoyRockabilly Gift Ideas
If men don’t have a hobby, they can be notoriously hard to buy for. The simple solution? Badass clothes. One of our favorite rockabilly gift ideas for the men in your life is in the form of rockabilly t-shirts. Our shirts, work shirts, and men’s rockabilly jackets are high-quality, tattoo-inspired designs that will totally fit his punk rock aesthetic.

Your friend that loves piercings

We have rockabilly gift ideas for even the pickiest friend on your list. You know your friend who has so many piercings you stopped keeping count? We’ve got you covered. Check out our plugs, tunnels, tapers and expanders ready for gifting in amazing rockabilly prints.

These rockabilly gift ideas are perfect for anyone on your list. So take our advice and be the best gift-buyer ever with this punkabilly themed gift guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ultimate Boyfriend Gift Guide for Rockabilly Men

Boyfriend Gift GuideLost for what to gift to get your guy? We’re looking at perfect gifts that are sure to please in our rockabilly boyfriend gift guide.

We’ve all seen the lists of what to get your boyfriend/husband/dad for your anniversary/birthday/holiday, and they all seem to cover strange gifts you can never see your man actually wearing: an expensive watch, men’s gift packs from Sephora, box-of-the-month gifts. Do men actually like any of these? We’re drowning out your gift giving woes with the ultimate rockabilly boyfriend gift guide.

Boyfriend Gift Guide

Rockabilly Clothes
Who says you should never buy a guy clothes? Trust us, these shirts are a far stretch from the grandpa socks his mom gifts him. Does your man have a flair for fashion? Add to his collection or steer him in the right direction with our rockabilly men’s t-shirts. Nearly all of our shirts scream punk rock and have tattoo-inspired designs to make him at least 99% cooler than he already is.

Custom Controller
Now that you’ve outfitted your man with a new shirt and all the accessories he’ll ever need, it’s time to turn to media. Pretty much all guys play video games. This makes custom controllers are a great gift for any guy in your life. Xbox launched a Design Lab to customize your own controller, but be sure to put your order in soon since it’s usually waitlisted.

Boyfriend Gift GuideAccessories
If your guy likes to accessories then we have just the gift for you. Outfit him with some stocking stuffers of patches, motorcycle gloves, or rockabilly men’s wallets.

PS: Candy, baked goods, or chocolates are *always* welcome gifts, male or female.

Experiences
If your guy is a ‘get up and go’ kind of person, you’re going to love what’s next on our boyfriend gift guide. Check Groupon for local experiences in your area. Some ideas include going to a concert, flying a plane, or speeding down the track in an official race-car.

Remember to get your boyfriend gift guide orders in as soon as you can. The sooner you can get that bad boy shipped the sooner you can give it to your favorite guy.

The Ultimate Girlfriend Gift Guide – Rockabilly Style!

girlfriend gift guideAnniversary and holidays both have one thing in common: Presents! Get your girlfriend what she wants this year with our girlfriend gift guide.

Do you smile with joy, or cringe with discomfort when your girlfriend is opening your latest gift to her? If the answer is the latter, then you’ve got a problem. Whether it’s a holiday or an anniversary, there are plenty of occasions to give gifts. We want to make sure you’re giving her the right one. If you think girls are hard to shop for, you’re wrong! Lucky for those who aren’t good at the whole gift-giving arrangement – we’ve put together a rockabilly girlfriend gift guide to get you started.

Rockabilly Girlfriend Gift Guide

Clothes

Any pinup girl who’s worth her weight is going to fall madly in love with any rockabilly clothes you gift her way. But if you’re looking for something extra special, gift her a traditional rockabilly swing dress (Pictured). These dresses look expensive and hug her curves in all the right places. We promise she’ll be going ga-ga for any dresses in our rockabilly lineup.

girlfriend gift guide

Jewelry
Hey, what girl ever turned down a silver bracelet or diamond necklace? No one, that’s who. Find a local jewelry store that’s running a sale and you can pick your girlfriend up a beautiful piece of jewelry for $100 or less. Remember, you can’t go wrong with tasteful hearts or classic diamond earrings. Dont’ have the big bucks for diamonds? Go casual with fun and flirty costume jewelry, like our rockabilly earrings.

Makeup
Makeup, anyone? No rockabilly or pin up girl can be complete with a thick helping of mascara! Your local makeup store (think Sephora or Ulta) is going to be your new best friend when shopping for your girlfriend. If you don’t know specifically what type of makeup she uses, stay away from foundations and concealers. Instead stick to sexy hot red lipstick, black eyeliners, face masks, and holiday bundles. These are safe bets that are sure to get you a kiss of approval!

Rockabilly Bag

Every girl is going to love getting a cute new purse to carry around. Check out our rockabilly bowling bag complete with leopard print detailing around the zipper, rockabilly illustrations, and leather quilting up
the sides!
Girls can be fickle about many things, but presents don’t make the list! The next time you feel stumped over gift-giving, feel free to consult our rockabilly girlfriend gift guide.

Easy Rockabilly Hairstyles for Lazy Girls on the Go

Rockabilly hairstylesWhen you’re a rockabilly girl your hairstyle is everything. We’re showing you the best lazy girl rockabilly hairstyles you can master in minutes.

Vintage hair has plenty to do with teasing, bobby pins, and a lot of shaping, but that shouldn’t discourage you from giving pinup hair a try. Rockabilly hairstyles might look like a long and complicated journey, but we promise even the laziest girl can style some luscious pinup locks in less than 10 minutes.

Common hairstyles from the 1920’s-60’s include short bobs, finger curls, and plenty of victory rolls. These hairstyles were all about flirtatious body, bold bangs, and gorgeous curls. Did we mention these looks can be accomplished in just a couple minutes?

Without further ado, here are some of our favorite lazy girl rockabilly hairstyles to recreate.

Are you rocking some short locks you want to make into an easy rockabilly hairstyle? This style shows you how to do an easy rockabilly pompadour “twist” do in less than two minutes! This look is perfect for girls who want to add volume, texture, and rockabilly sex appeal to their short hair. Literally, all this style requires is a round brush, hairspray, hair gel, and a hair dryer. Hair, hair, everywhere!

For those rocking some Betty bangs, this hair tutorial shows off three different ways of styling your hair to show off your beautiful bangs. Products used in these looks include bobby pins, a teasing comb, round brush, curling wand, and hairspray! Looks can be completed in 10 minutes or less. How easy was that?

Twists, curls, teasing, and more! These are six fast and easy rockabilly hairstyles that can be done lightning fast! Remembering, pin curls don’t require heat, making them a great way to style over-processed hair without further damaging hair.

This gorgeous look is based on the classic, voluminous curls of Marilyn Monroe. This rockabilly hair tutorial is for African American hair. Gorgeous, thick hair hold Marilyn’s classic curls perfectly for a style that is both classic and modern chic at the same time.

Want the perfect outfit to go with your perfect rockabilly hairstyle? Come check out Punkabilly Clothing for all your pinup, rockabilly, and psychobilly needs!

 

Plus Size Rockabilly Clothing that Flatters your Body

Plus Size Rockabilly ClothingSick of shopping for boring clothes? Join the body confidence movement and get the look you actually want with sexy plus size rockabilly clothing !

 

Dressing for your body type is all the rage. The most common body types include hourglass, pear, and apple. At Punkabilly Clothing we want you to feel your sexiest in our clothes no matter what your shape.

We say forget about fruit comparisons and go for whatever makes you feel fun, flirty, and totally sexy. We’ve picked out some of our favorite plus size rockabilly clothing items (up to size 4X) from Punkabilly to hug your curves in all the right places. Without further ado, here are some of our favorite plus size picks.

Plus Size Rockabilly Bikini

Plus Size Rockabilly Clothing

Fall may be upon us, but that doesn’t mean you should give up on your bikini goals. Our pinup bikinis and rockabilly swimsuits cater to all sizes and look fantastic on all body types. The swimsuit has a classic pinup leopard print and is extremely figure flattering. The ruched neckline and halter strap flatters the bust, and the vintage style skirt bottom flattens and flatters your shape. Looking to flash more skin and show off your sexy curves? Punkabilly Clothing has plenty of plus size rockabilly bikini‘s to get your motor running and show a little more skin.

Casual Clothes for Curvy Girls

Plus Size Rockabilly Clothing

Cozy up to fall in a new rockabilly shirt. Our styles feature curve-loving designs, from fancy and flowing to straight up rock ‘n roll t-shirts to make you look like the bad-ass that you are. Pair with leggings and a leather skirt or go classic with jeans and combat boots for a style that’s unapologetic you.

Plus Size Rockabilly Dresses

Plus Size Rockabilly Clothing

One of the reasons we love plus size rockabilly dresses is because they can be worn any time of the year. Pair with leggings, boots, and a cardigan to support fall fashion, or wear on its own during the summer for a fresh pinup look. Our rockabilly dresses accentuate curves and flatter you in all the right places. Choose fun flowing pieces like our cherry rockabilly dress, complete with waist-cinching bands or true pinup classics like our pink and navy floral dress.

Check out our plus size rockabilly clothing section for even more great finds at great prices. Never be afraid to show off your body. Wear what makes you happy and walk with confidence. Your body is beautiful and perfectly pinup no matter what your size!

 

 

 

 

Fall Fashion Ideas with Punkabilly Clothing

Fall fashion is calling and we’re showing you how to put together the perfect outfit with Punkabilly Clothing. Here’re 3 fall fashion ideas we’re loving.

Fall fashion is upon us. It’s time to bust out the sexy black boots, leather jackets, and all those figure flattering pants. A lot of rockabilly fashion lovers aren’t sure how to transition their summer wardrobes into fall, so we’re here to help! We’re showing you some of our favorite fall fashion ideas with Punkabilly Clothing and teaching you how to transition your wardrobe so you can still bust out those rockabilly dresses.

Fall fashion

Fall Fashion Idea #1 – Rockabilly Office

If you’re looking to style your rockabilly favorites into something a little more professional, this fashion find is for you. We’ve paired out Billy Eight racing tee tucked into a rippled leather skirt. The detailing on this skirt makes this outfit figure flattering on all sizes. Pair your outfit with a sharp blazer, combat boots, cute tights, and modest rockabilly accessories for an office outfit with a twist.

Fall fashion

Fall Fashion Idea #2 – Casual Chic

This fall fashion idea is definitely rockabilly chic. We’ve paired this sexy polka dot long sleeved shirt with some high waisted denim for a casual chic look. Use cute bangles and open toed strappy shoes to add a little extra flair to this everyday look. The tattoo inspired rockabilly purse and keyhole neckline on the shirt give this easy outfit a little extra va-va-voom!

Fall fashion

Fall Fashion Idea #3 – How to wear a dress in Fall

A closet full of summer dresses should never be hidden away during autumn. The easy trick is to pair your rockabilly dress with a long sleeve sweater or jacket. Wear thick leggings and high boots under the dress to protect your legs from chilly weather. In this Polyvore outfit we’ve paired a red polka dot rockabilly dress with pleather leggings, a leather jacket, and stylish studded boots.

Fall fashion is one of our favorites. Chilly weather should never mean the death of your rockabilly wardrobe! Throw your hair into rockabilly victory rolls and paint on your favorite pin up makeup to really spice up your outfit and make your summer wardrobe transition into rockabilly fall.

Not so funny Vintage Ads from the 50’s and 60’s

Ads from the 1950’s were truly hilarious… or do we mean terrifying? We’re showing you 6 sexist, awful, and just plain weird hilarious vintage ads.

Vintage ads of the 1950’s and 60’s were gems that would never be run today. This is usually because they were so ragingly sexist, or just plain terrifying. Just wait for melting baby ad – you’ve been warned!

While looking back on these hilarious vintage ads, we hope you appreciate just how far we’ve come in society.

No longer do you have to sew your wife’s head to a rug, or stare at sexually charged toothpaste ads.

Your welcome, society. You’re welcome.

Vintage Ads#1. Mr. Leggs Men’s Slacks

Mr. Leggs men’s slacks ad is possibly one of the most overt sexist ads from the 1950’s/60’s. This ad features a woman’s head attached to a tiger skin rug. The tagline reads ‘It’s nice to have a girl around the house.’ Ick. The message? Men who wear these slacks will become psychotic murderer taxidermists. Or maybe not. The awful message actually says that men who wear these slacks will be superior to women. Maybe try rockabilly men’s clothing, instead?

Vintage Ads

#2. Weird Dentist Ad

This ad features a pin-up girl showing off her assets while a bottle of toothpaste empties itself suggestively. The tagline? “I recommend two squirts a day!” I bet you do, Mr. Dentist. I bet you do.

Vintage Ads

#3. Vintage Coca Cola Ads – Shame on you

It was in the 1950’s that advertising really took off. Propaganda went crazy and the industry truly learned that sex sold big. This ad features a woman showering her bum with sprinkler water because it’s just too hot! She should have had a Coca-Cola instead. Whoops.

Also, wearing heels in wet grass? Bad idea, Coke. Bad idea.

Vintage Ads

#4. Pears’ Soap

This is one of our hilarious vintage ads that is nowhere near hilarious. In fact, it’s horrifying. This soap ad features what clearly looks like a melting baby being scalded by his tipped over bath water. If there was any indication you should keep your children away from this soap brand, this is it.

Vintage Ads

#5. Ironized Yeast to Gain Weight

The 1950’s were truly a strange time for ads. This hilarious vintage ad targets skinny ‘unattractive’ women to take ironized yeast. This yeast will make her grow breasts and become curvy and attractive. You know, allegedly.

Vintage Ads

#6. Gillette Safety Razor

Excuse us while we collect ourselves… from all the screaming we were doing. This is a terrifyingly hilarious vintage ad that features a creepy baby shaving. Apparently, this razor is so safe even your baby can use it. Need we say more?

Did we miss one of your favorite horrible/hilarious vintage ads from days gone by? Leave your favorite vintage ad in the comments below.

Trending Rockabilly Hair Colors for Fall

Fall is coming and bringing with it spicy hot drinks, sexy black boots, and new hair trends. Here are 4 rockabilly hair colors for fall.

As much as we wish we could rock our pinup bikinis and rockabilly dresses for the rest of the year, there comes a time where you just have to admit it. Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over! Autumn is the center of new fantastic fashion. Think about it. With autumn comes sexy leggings, vampy lipstick, and basically pumpkin spice everything. Did we forget to mention our personal favorite? Rockabilly hair colors for fall! Bright blondes-be-gone for autumn is here and with it comes a host of new and exciting hair colors and styles to get your rockabilly done right.

We are looking at the best rockabilly hair colors for fall.

Rockabilly hair colors for fall

Rose Gold

This shimmery pink hue is still going strong, and we’re officially dubbing rose gold the new rockabilly blonde for fall. This subtle pink toner gives off a metallic finish and looks good on all skin tones. The best part? If you’re digging the rose gold but are ready for a change, you can do a wash out that will only last about 7 washes.

If you’re looking to maintain your rosy locks, buy some red shampoo, treat your hair with olaplex #3, and avoid washing your hair as much as possible. AKA, make dry shampoo your new best friend.

Rockabilly hair colors for fall

Two-Toned Hair

Forget ombre and balayage, two-toned hair is the next big thing for punk and rockabilly girls. This hot hair trend for fall has endless options: black and white, blue and pink, red and black, purple and blue, dark green and lime green. This edgy look is perfect for any punk rock princesses.

Mermaid Hair

Mermaid hair transforms everyday blondes into aquatic goddesses. Usually using a blend of purples, pinks, and blues, this shade is a fun way to play with color and still come off as elegant and sophisticated. This is a great way to spice up your hair this fall. If you’re curious how to achieve this gorgeous pastel look, check out the video above!

Rockabilly hair colors for fall

Ginger with a 60’s twist

Want something edgy with a 60’s rockabilly twist that won’t have you sporting “unnatural” hair or bleaching your locks to heck? This 60’s inspired look features long ginger red hair, a touch of blonde ombre, and a stripe of fashion forward blonde bleached into Bettie Paige bangs. Perfection!

Have you got a hair color for fall that we failed to mention? Leave it in the comments below. Don’t be afraid to spice up your autumn and try out one of these rockabilly hair colors.