Pin Up and Rockabilly Dresses – Pure Elegance

When we think about fashion we definitely think about dresses. Any boutique with dresses can be a paradise for women. But every dress is different and it sends a different message. It’s important to choose the ones which will tell the best stories about you. And, yeah, it seems like dresses are getting more and more featureless. Luckily, retro style can still provide us some inspiration and help us build up our unique and impressive style.

You can’t be wrong in a vintage pin up dress. Those dresses certainly make a woman extremely elegant and classy. It’s not important wheather you are going to an evening cocktail party or you are about to take a simple walk in the afternoon – pin up dresses have the same strong effect. They are sexy and adorable. You can find some interesting models in this swell collection.

Pin up dress
Pin up dress

Yes, they surely bring some retro breeze. It’s actually very romantic. Many girls and women are absolutely in love with old movies, from 40’s or 50’s. Wearing these pin up dresses is like living in a 50’s movie. And the options are endless, you can play with this fashion style as much as you want. For example, Punkabilly Clothing combines cute retro pin up dresses with sailor style, marine motives and similar stuff. It simply makes summer hotter.

Sailor Style Dress
Sailor Style Dress

Nevertheless, one of the most common and most loved motives on pin up dresses are polka dots. They are always popular, always fresh, retro but modern and always so cute.

Polka Dots Forever
Polka Dots Forever

Retro style has also something to offer to the women who prefer a heavier style. Rockabilly! Rockabilly style can also be very elegant and still keep its fierce energy. Skulls, roses, cherries, tattoo motives and spiders look quite awesome when they’re placed on a vintage dress model.

Rockabilly Dress
Rockabilly Dress

Punk rock and rockabilly dress combinations can always be enriched with some cool accessories: bags, earrings or even some punk ties. The crazier – the better! You know that. And the best thing is that you are still a true lady with a perfect dress.

Cherry Pin Up Dress
Cherry Pin Up Dress

Rockabilly dresses often have some crazy prints and animal motives, and leopard is our favorite. To make it more interesting, we’ve painted our leopards in pink, green, red etc. It turned out quite chic and classy.

Leopard Dress
Leopard Dress

In the end, it’s not even important are you a fan of romantic vintage pin up dress models or a fierce punk rockabilly style lover. It’s all retro and it’s all classy. It is very different fashion world than contemporary designing trends – it’s more direct and more daring. It all tells a story about some crazy past times and with some attitude, it can tell a lot about you, too. And it is not just a piece of clothing history – it is a live part of fashion nowadays.

Retro fashion – Why is it still so popular?

Retro fashion is all the rage… still! How is it that these rockabilly and pinup girl styles are still so popular?

Here’s a big fashion question – why retro when we have so many new models and designs? Why 20’s or 50’s when fashion is being updated all the time? What do we need vintage and retro fashion styles for ,when we could wear the latest pieces of clothes? Yes, any woman could rightly ask such questions, but there are many reasons to accept the old school fashion and retro ways. Here are some of them.

1. The Elegance

Contemporary fashion usually counts on endless creativity and estranging style. That’s awesome, but sometimes it’s far from the basic idea of elegance. On the other hand, retro fashion dresses spread the pure spirit od elegance. Why? Because they pefectly underline the best features of woman’s body. Because they’re made to express the beauty and nothing but beauty. Vintage pin up clothes bring you the simplicity, but with a refined style. Not to mention how practical vintage fashion is! Explore this amazing collection and make sure yourself.

Retro Fashion
Vintage dress

2. The Uniqueness

Since so many girls prefer to follow the latest fashion trends no matter what, it leaves you a lot of space to be unique and build up your own style full of something different – retro fashion spirit. Vintage pin up clothes are unique per se, since contemporary fashion often neglects the uniqueness and even makes clothes as uniforms – all the same. If you believe that your clothes can say a lot about you, you’ll probably choose retro style clothing over the latest fashion. Vintage will speak for you and say that you are courageous enough to go beyond the given boundaries of trends. Uniformity or individuality? If you choose the other one, we’re here for you with many awesome ideas.

Retro Fashion
Retro swimsuit

3. Inspiration

If you are a fashion lover and you like to wear trendy clothes, you can still keep the retro fashions current. Many famous designers find their inspiration in 50’s, in pin up style or in rockabilly when they design a new item. Sometimes it’s hard to say is it a piece of the latest collection, or is it something borrowed from vintage pin up clothes from some old wardrobe. Many contemporary designers are very skilled in combining retro with new trend demands. They make some practical clothes, like tops available on this page, but based on classic retro rules. And their vintage inspired clothes are usually as awesome as the original vintage fashion.

Retro Fashion
Vintage style

4. Nostaligia

Nostalgic for the 50’s? I know, I know, I wasn’t even born then! But there are different types of nostalgia, for example, there’s this general human nostalgia for the old times, when everything was slower, more natural, less computerized, when everything was live and not on line. Watching the old movies makes us think how romantic those times were and it makes us wish to feel a piece of those days. That’s when fashion helps us. Imagine how different a day at the beach could be if you go there in a vintage swimsuite (and you’ll easilly find yourself a great one here). You’d probably feel like you’re living a movie while you’re laying under the sunshade and drinking lemonade.

Retro Fashion
Ready for the beach!

5. It’s classic!

Good fashion lasts forever. It simply becomes classic. And what the word “classic” means? It’s derived from the word “classy”. That’s one of the main reasons for choosing the vintage pin up clothes or rockabilly style. Enjoy this eternal fashion!

Retro Fashion

Baby Clothes – A Wonderland of Punk Rock Kids Clothes

Having a child means lots of baby clothes. But hey, just because they’re little doesn’t mean they shouldn’t dress like the punk rocker within!

Having a little kid means you will have sooo many things to explain and teach it. So, maybe baby clothes and fashion isn’t a number one thing on that list. It maybe isn’t an absolute life priority, but it will certainly make things more interesting.

All the big fashion designers keep giving more and more attention to kids clothing. That’s great for the kids. But what’s with the smallest ones? Well, these days babies are also having wide and interesting clothing choices. I guess the era of blue for the boys and pink for the girls is a matter of past. Now, let’s meet a completely different baby fashion style and have a peak into a wonderfull world of punkabilly clothing. Punkabilly clothing shop tries to follow all the rockabilly and punk style fans, so here is a special page only for baby clothes. These clothing pieces are full of rockabilly style spirit, punk style symbols and unique humor. Not to mention the cuteness!

Baby Clothes Skeleton Print Onesie
Skeleton Print Onesie

It’s important to teach your child how to be unique from its first steps. That’s what this category offers – originality and cute rebellion. It brings the usual baby bits in an unusual way. Baby bibs, onesies and jackets are much cooler when you add rockabilly and punk style. And rockabilly and punk style are much cooler when they’re placed on baby clothes. This punkabilly category presents you Six Bunny models with different punk and rockabilly motives, such as tattoos, skeletons, roses, tuxedo prints, leather jacket prints etc. What’s most important is one special ingredient – all the cuteness of the world!

Baby Clothes: Baby Bib
True Love Baby Bib

When it comes to memories, we always like to remember the crazy ones. The best photos are funny ones. That’s what makes this unique baby rockabilly style collection a perfect material for best childhood memories. Your child will always be proud to be so unique and awesome baby. Maybe it will spark the love for punk or rockabilly music – to make the awesomeness double!

Baby Clothes: MY DAD ROCKS Onesie

But let’s leave punk and rockabilly aside and get back to the general kids fashion. Childhood is supposed to be careless and happy time. Fashion seems too serious for those tiny years. But not necessarilly! If we keep things funny and interesting, if we use fashion to make childhood only more cheerful, then it’s perfectly meaningful to include your child, step by step, into the exploring of fashion possibilities. It’s not about the ridiculously expensive things which will soon be overgrown. It’s about sensibly affordable pieces which will become a wonderful childhood memory. Affordability, originality, high quality, rockabilly style, punk style – it’s all on one page and it is waiting for you to fall in love with it!

Baby Clothes - Baby Sailor Jacket
Baby Sailor Jacket

Why delay the making of unique style? Your kid will be grateful for the opportunity to be unusual and special. Developing individuality is very important and you certainly wont be wrong if you help your child to learn it. Good luck with exploring kids fashion and don’t forget that we’re saving much more awesome stuff for you on our pages.

Pinup Models – A career for Beautiful Women

Pinup models have been around for ages. If you’ve ever wondered what the term meant, or why these ladies became so popular, read on.

The term for pinup models was accepted in 40’s, but the history of pinup is much older. It all started in the end of 19th century. In order to attract more audience, burlesque actresses decided to use their sexuality as they pose for the advertisements and posters. It was not only an attractive way of advertizing – it was also an important reason to reassess women’s possibilities in public life. It has also announced pinup fashion and pinup art, which still has a big influence on designers. Some great stuff inspired by that style are available here.
And what does the word pinup means? It reffers to the verb “to be pinned up”, since the photos, posters or calendars of attractive models were usually pinned up to the wall. These photos are also known as cheescake photos and they were always mass produced.

Pinup Models
Old pin up model

Pinup style models were completely different than models from our time. First of all, they weren’t skinny. Healthy body curves were desirable if a girl wanted to become a pinup model. They’ve usually posed in provocative clothes, swimwear, tight and attractive dresses like the ones in this collection, with some sexy accessories like suspenders, fishnet stockings and always on high heels. They also have unusual hairstyle, often with fringes and/or hair scarf. Their make up was strong but simple – usually they would put some red hot lipstick and some black eyeliner. The main characteristics of pinup models from 40’s and 50’s still inspire many girls all over the world, as you could read in our earlier post.

What happened when pinup style became a part of popular culture? Well, there were two main kinds of reactions. Feminists have given their support to pinup models, since they have made an important step for female emancipation. They have contributed to overcoming of shame related to the women’s bodies by expressing its full beauty. The presence of pinup photos and posters made women more present in some spheres of public life. From that point of view, it was very progressive thing. But still, some of the more conservative critics have yelled loudly that pinup style is nothing but pure immorality with all its nakedness and revealing.

Pinup Models
Pin up style art

But here is some trivia about pinup models: some of the soldiers who fought in World War II always carried a photo of their favorite pin up models. They have considered it was their lucky charm. The picture of famous pin up model Betty Grable where she poses in a bathing suite was the most reproducted picture during the World War II. Yes, it’s the same Betty Grable who inspired Hugh Heffner to found Playboy magazine. So, it’s not a miracle that this interesting style still has its followers and admirerers.

No trick and no illusion, pin up style became popular only thanx to the beauty of the models. Some of the most famous pin up girls of all times are probably already familiar to you: Louise Brooks, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, Laurene Bacall, Rita Hayworth, Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Gina Lollobrigida, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Bettie Page etc. Famous pin up style models of these days are Heidi van Horne, Dita von Teese, Bernie Dexter and others. If you have a dream to become a pin up model just like them, explore our job offer here.

Pin up style was always an important part of fashion history and pin up girls were always personification of elegant sex appeal, girls with beauty & attitude.

Pinup Models
Betty Grable