Pioneers of Rockabilly Music that changed Rock and Roll Forever

Pioneer of Rockabilly Music Elvis Presley with wife Priscilla.
Pioneer of Rockabilly Music Elvis Presley with wife Priscilla.

Rockabilly music came a long way and still reigns in the underbelly of rock ‘n roll riffs today. Here are 4 pioneers of Rockabilly Music.

Ever wonder who paves the way for Rockabilly clothing and music? These are the legends among legends. We’re looking at the biggest names in rockabilly music. These pioneers led the way for blues and rock and roll music to marry into the sweetest sound you’ve ever heard. Without further ado, here are some rockabilly greats.

Elvis Presley

Can a list for pioneers of rockabilly music exist without mentioning the King of Rock ‘n Roll? Elvis Presley had a humble beginning before rising to the top as the rock ‘n roll revolution began. Famous for having his shaking hips induce hysteria amongst teenage girls, Presley opened the way for black musicians at the time to join the mainstream rockabilly movement. Presley’s talented rockabilly vocals gave way to a new generation of singers who wanted to sing from the heart, dance from the hips, and give their guitars a lick to love.

Brenda Lee

Country and rockabilly had much more in common back in the 1950’s than they do today. Brenda Lee was a pioneer of female rockabilly singers. Before her rise to country radio, Lee created songs like “That’s all you gotta do” which showed off her raw vocals and rockabilly sensibilities. This made an impact on early rock ‘n roll. Brenda Lee was aptly nicknamed “Little Miss Dynamite”. Definitely a fitting title for this rockabilly mistress turned country hall of famer.

Buddy Holly

Perhaps more synonymous these days with Weezer’s aptly named single “Buddy Holly”, this rockabilly legend went from bluegrass music to a rockabilly stud. In 1957 Buddy Holly got his big break with his band The Chirping Crickets after they performed alongside Elvis Presley at a show in Texas. Performing on such programs as the Ed Sullivan show, Buddy Holly shot to the top of the charts with his single “That’ll be the Day” and was an overnight success. Eventually Holly had left his band and began recording solo music. On 1959 Buddy Holly, along with “The Big Bopper” and Ritchie Valens died in a plane crash. Buddy Holly made the most of his time in the short 18 months that he was in the rockabilly spotlight. He was an amazing writer, performer, and pioneer for rockabilly music.

Johnny Cash

Arkansas native Johnny Cash is one of the biggest names in rockabilly music. Determined to make a name for himself, Cash taught himself to play guitar and let his hooks and hits flow out. Sometimes referred to as an Outlaw, Johnny Cash was no stranger to drama in his personal and professional life. This rockabilly legend used to play prisons and sold out shows with his love and fellow singer June Carter. With over 15 million records sold he more than succeeded in his career.

Want to learn even more about rockabilly music and rockabilly fashion? Check out our blog every month for different tidbits about the life of a rockabilly lover.

Rockabilly Dresses for Spring Weather and How to Style Them

Styling Rockabilly Dresses for Spring weather for a great transitional wardrobe.
Styling Rockabilly Dresses for Spring weather for a great transitional wardrobe.

Spring can give us fickle weather and great fashion choices. Here are some amazing rockabilly dresses for springtime and how to style them.

Spring is a great time for fashion. The air is getting warmer and you’re losing your heavy winter jackets for a more fashion-forward option. You can wear jeans with a light jacket and still feel warm. Or, in this case, pair a beautiful rockabilly dress with leggings and a pea coat. Think you can’t wear a dress in the cold of spring? Think again. Now is the time to bring your rockabilly dresses out of your closet! That’s why we wanted to show you some great rockabilly dresses for spring and how you can style them in the fickle weather.

Rockabilly Dresses for Spring Weather
Rockabilly Tea Dresses for Spring Weather

Rockabilly Tea Dresses

Tea dresses are the most elegant of all the pin-up clothing there is. The vibrant floral colors are perfect for springtime. These dresses are also one of the most difficult to style. Wear with long boots, nylons, and a long black pea coat for a refined and elegant look.

Rockabilly Dresses for Spring Weather
Rockabilly Halter Dresses in Many Styles

Halter Dresses

Halter dresses may strike you as a summer-only piece, but don’t be so hasty. Pair your beautiful rockabilly dress with a crinoline underneath to get the iconic full-skirted effect. Wear these with a thick stocking and long sleeve cardigan. Wear with ankle booties that are weather appropriate to pull off this springtime pin-up look.

Rockabilly Dresses for Spring Weather
Punk Rock Miniskirts

Rockabilly Miniskirts

These rockabilly miniskirts have flair and gusto. Outfitted with classic pin-up prints and wild punk rock colors, these are the perfect figure flattering length. You don’t want to freeze your buns off in the cool spring weather. Pair these rockabilly skirts with black leggings, Kneehigh boots and a leather jacket for a look that’s trendy and cool.

Rockabilly Dresses for Spring Weather
Joan Holloway inspired Rockabilly Dress

Joan Holloway inspired Wiggle Dresses

Wiggle dresses are designed to be sexy. They hug your curves in all the right places and let everyone know you mean business. This red and black polka dot wiggle dress is inspired by Joan Holloway from Mad Men. Pair this rockabilly dress with a heavy spring overcoat and fishnet stockings for a look that screams with sex appeal.

Cheap Rockabilly Clothing under $30

Cheap Rockabilly Clothing from Punkabilly-Clothing.com
Cheap Rockabilly Clothing from Punkabilly-Clothing.com

Cheap rockabilly clothing is hard to find, but we’re making it happen. Here are 5 rockabilly clothes for under $30.

Cheap rockabilly clothing that is high-quality and looks amazing? No, you’re no dreaming – it’s possible!

The rockabilly look is easy to achieve in modern days. All it takes is one amazing piece mixed with some affordable accessories found in your own closet to pull off the look. For example, buy one of out nautical inspired vintage shirts and pair it with high-waisted cuffed jeans and a polka-dot bandana from your very own closet. Pair this outfit with bold red lips and curly hair and you’re a walking talking pin-up girl!

Why is rockabilly clothing so expensive? You’d best believe that classic pin-up girls and greaser guys weren’t paying $120 per garment back in the 1950s! We believe that rockabilly clothing should be affordable and high quality.  Yet, most stores today sell their vintage garments for way more than that. We’re breaking the rules and showing you 5 cheap rockabilly clothing under $30!

Cheap Rockabilly Clothing from Punkabilly-Clothing.com
Rockabilly Dress from Punkabilly-Clothing.com

Low prices should never mean low quality. Our rockabilly dresses should make you feel like a million sexy bucks. We have tons of rockabilly dresses that come in well under the $30 mark that will hug your curves in all the right places. Whether you’re into tea dresses, wiggle dresses, or the leopard print number shown above – you’re going to love our selections.

Cheap Rockabilly Clothing from Punkabilly-Clothing.com
Cheap Mens Rockabilly T-shirts

Rockabilly men’s clothing shouldn’t be expensive. Why? Men are low maintenance when it comes to their clothes – especially punk rockers. They want to buy something simple that feels great and looks even better. No fuss, no muss! This badass skull cherry black t-shirt comes in at under $20 – an absolute steal for true greaser guys.

Cheap Rockabilly Clothing from Punkabilly-Clothing.com
Cheap Rockabilly Accessories from Punkabilly

Don’t forget the accessories! We have a killer rockabilly wallet for just $11.78. This accessory features the killer phrase: “Love kills slow” overtop a colorful illustration of snakes and skulls. Use this as a wallet or clutch for a rockabilly night out.

Cheap Rockabilly Clothing from Punkabilly-Clothing.com
Cheap Rockabilly Tops

Gear up for Spring in style with our rockabilly women’s shirts. These tops are vintage inspired and feature all the best pin-up girl prints. Cherries, leopard print, stripes, and nautical themes adorn these affordable rockabilly tops

Cheap Rockabilly Clothing from Punkabilly-Clothing.com
Cheap Rockabilly Kids Clothing

If you’re a rockabilly mama or papa, you want your little one to dress the part, too. With kid’s constantly growing it can be difficult to maintain their wardrobe at affordable prices. That’s why we offer affordable rockabilly kid’s clothes, like the snake razors long sleeve tee shown above. Our items are 100% cotton and let your little one show off their true punk rock nature.

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!