Rockabilly, Pinup Bikinis & Swimsuits for summer 2017

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Summer is just around the corner and what does that mean for you and your wardrobe? It’s time for new rockabilly and pinup bikinis!

Summer is coming, which means your wardrobe is about to get a makeover. Pinup bikinis and rockabilly swimsuits are great to have for summer 2017. The high waisted bottoms and uniquely shaped one-pieces give figure flattering appeal that looks amazing on virtually every body type. Mix and match your bikinis or opt for cute, sexy, and flirty one-pieces for a suit that’s true to you.

Without further ado, here are our picks for pinup bikinis for summer 2017!

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Navy and White One-Piece

This rockabilly one-piece features a ruched stomach that is flattering for every figure. A sweetheart neckline and halter strap gives your bust lift and shape. This navy and white polka-dot suit has a unique cut that will hug your booty and flatter you in all the right places.

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Hawaiian Pinup Bikini
Aloha! This pinup bikini features a halter top bra and an adorable floral and Hawaiian inspired bottoms with wooden buttons. These high-waisted shorts come just above the belly button and offer figure-flattering coverage while keeping the flirty feel of a two-piece.

pinup bikinis

Black Cherry Vintage Swimsuit
Red, black, and cherry print? This pinup bikini is definitely channeling some rockabilly glamor! This suit features a halter top with a sweetheart neckline. This suit has a gathered bottom that gives a skirt-like appearance while offering coverage and style.

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Yellow Pinup Bikini

This yellow pinup bikini features gorgeous Hawaiian inspired prints that will make you feel cute and flirty. A gorgeous bow and ruched top will flatter your bustline. High-waisted vintage inspired bottoms will flatter your midsection and give you coverage that feels anything but modest!

Beautiful at Every Size
At Punkabilly Clothing, we believe you should feel sexy and beautiful in your pinup bikini no matter what your size. Our rockabilly swimsuits are sold from a size small to 2X (and 4X in some styles.) Love your body and embrace your sexy figure this summer.

Rockabilly Makeup looks for every style of Pinup Princess

Rockabilly makeupRockabilly makeup tutorials can encompass any style you love. From pinup princess to punk rock grunge, here are our favorite makeup tutorials.

There are plenty of branches of rockabilly that all deserve their own special attention. And trust us when we say that these rockabilly makeup tutorials are going to knock your socks off. Whether you’re a rockabilly girl through and through or a sexy pinup, whether you like punk rock music or the freestyling boho-life, we’ve got a look for you.

Without further ado, here are 4 rockabilly makeup looks for every style.

Rockabilly Makeup Tutorial

Laura Leth’s simple pin up inspired rockabilly makeup tutorial has it all. A bright red lip, smoky eyes, and a big red bandana to top it off. This look is great for festivals and nights on the town. [PS: You can really bring this makeup look together by pairing it with any of our amazing rockabilly clothes!]

Pinup Makeup Tutorial

For girls who like a more feminine, classic approach to their pin up style, this Bettie Page pin up makeup tutorial is for you. This look is so elegant and classic it can be worn day or night. Wear this look shopping, lunching, or catching cocktails with your girls.

Boho Makeup Tutorial

For the punk rocker who wants to be a little closer to the earth, this bohemian inspired makeup tutorial by Harmony Nice is for you. This look is warm-toned and flattering for all skin types. Pair this look with long wavy hair, loose braids, and your favorite body jewelry for a truly bohemian look.

Punk Makeup Tutorial

This one is for the inner punk rocker. If you’re into festivals, colors, and punk music then this is the one for you. This punk rockabilly makeup tutorial features heavy contours, playful colors, metallic lips, and false lashes. This look is great for concerts, festivals, and raves.

Rockabilly Clothing pieces that are going to be your Best Friend for Spring

Spring is here, meaning it’s time to revamp your rockabilly clothing wardrobe and prep for warmer weather. Here’s how to style your punk rock clothes.

Rockabilly Clothing for the whole family
Rockabilly Clothing for the whole family

Springtime means flowers are blooming and the sun is getting hot. This is the time to bust out your Rockabilly Clothing and get styling. We have clothing options for the whole family. This ranges from baby onesies, men’s rockabilly shirts, and rockabilly dresses.

Styling your clothes for changing season is half the fun of rockabilly fashion. Now is the time for leather jackets, mixed textures, long boots, flirty dresses, and baby bibs.

Follow along as we look through our favorite curated styles suitable for punk rock lovers, pin up girls, and badass babies alike. Without further ado, here are our rockabilly picks for Spring.

 

Rockabilly Clothing for Women in Springtime
Rockabilly Clothing for Women in Springtime

Check out our Polyvore set for Punk Pink Ladies For this Spring style we’re pairing our black and hot pink rockabilly wiggle dress, an embroidered leather bag, leather jacket, and crazy rainbow hair to create the perfect rockabilly look for her.

Rockabilly Clothing for Men
Rockabilly Clothing for Men

This is our simple and casual look for all of our punk rockers out there. This simple spring wardrobe features chuck shoes, a black beanie, and our Macabre Show Death Love Song men’s t-shirt. This look is perfect for slipping out on your skateboard or riding high on your road hog.

Rockabilly Clothing for babies and children
Rockabilly Clothing for babies and children

Springtime is here, so dress your rockabilly baby accordingly! We’ve styles this jumper/onesies that feature stylish tattoo inspired designs. Pair with a badass rattle, ribcage baby bib, adorable kitty hat, and a comfy crib and you’ve curated the perfect punk rock baby look!

Love our style? Check us out on Polyvore and follow for even more rockabilly clothing looks for men, women, and children.

4 Rockabilly Girls who lead the way for Rock and Roll Music

Rockabilly girls: Ruth Brown at Memphis Hippodrome 1950
Rockabilly girls: Ruth Brown at Memphis Hippodrome 1950

Is there anything rockabilly girls aren’t good at? We’re looking at the top 4 females who hit it big in rockabilly music.

It may be the big names like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash who come to mind when you think of rockabilly music but have no doubt that rockabilly girls were also taking the stage with their musical talents.

From raspy rock and roll to country, blues, and rockabilly, these ladies were true talents. Without further ado, here are the top 4 females who hit it big in rockabilly music.

1. Ruth Brown


Ruth Brown was a true talent with an amazing voice that could be both raspy, smooth, squealing, and fantastic. Gorgeous Ruth Brown not only had an amazing, raspy voice that was perfect for her rock and roll/blues genre, she also had an amazing sense of fashion. Her rockabilly dresses were to die for. Talent and style? We call that a win/win.

2. Carlene Carter


It’s no wonder that Carlene Carter became a bonified rockabilly girl – it was in her blood! This country rockabilly girl is the daughter of June Carter, of Johnny Cash and June Carter, and her first husband Mr. Carl Smith. Miss Carter had catchy rhythms and brought sexy rockabilly clothing into her genre.

3. Wanda Jackson


Probably one of the biggest rockabilly girls in the industry, Wanda Jackson is a multi-talented rockabilly singer. She played the piano, guitar, and wrote her own song. Dubbed as “The Queen of Rockabilly”, Jackson hit the Top 40 charts and experienced amazing success with her music and raspy, rockabilly voice.
4. Janis Martin

Sometimes referred to as “The Female Elvis”, Janis Martin had a great sound in rockabilly music. She had fantastically catchy music that had sexy double entendres. This rockabilly girl was born in Virginia and was playing with music legends Hank Williams and Eddy Arnold at the age of 5 years old.

Never underestimate these talented pinup girls when it comes to boogying down to their own rockabilly music.

 

Rockabilly Kids Clothes for Infants, Children, and Rock and Roll lovers

Rockabilly kids clothes shouldn’t be expensive or hard to find. They should only be stylish! Here are our picks for rockabilly kids clothes for Spring.

Rockabilly Kids Clothes Work Shirt
Little Boys Rockabilly Work Shirt

Dressing your kid in cool clothes shouldn’t be a novelty, it should be a lifestyle! Be the cool parent who never dresses their kids in embarrassing, generic clothes. Rockabilly kids clothes make a statement and are so much fun to dress your little ones in. Your child isn’t like everyone else, so why should they dress like everyone else? Here are some of our favorite rockabilly kid’s clothes for spring.

 

 

Rockabilly Kids Work Shirts

Little boys want to grow up to be just like their dad’s. Let your little one go wild in this rockabilly boy’s work shirt. This collared, short sleeve, black button-up features a hotrod design that will make him think he works in a 1950’s garage servicing classic cars just like dad used to do.

Rockabilly Kids Clothes Adorable Rockabilly Onesie
Rockabilly Kids Clothes Adorable Rockabilly Onesie

Rockabilly Baby Onesies

Onesies are so stylish, even adults want to wear them now! We’re sticking to rockabilly baby onesies and we think they’re pretty stinkin’ awesome. These onesies feature hilarious rockabilly phrases such as a jailbird inspired print that reads: “I’ve been inside for 9 months!” Onesies are also a convenient piece for your baby’s wardrobe since they’re easy to slip on and off for quick diaper changes or mornings on-the-go.

Rockabilly Kids Clothes for Spring

Quarter length sleeves are great shirts for little ones during the Spring months. These can be worn on their own on warmer days or paired with a kid’s sweater for some extra warmth.

Rockabilly Kids Clothes Little Girl's Cherry Polkadot Tank Top

Designs for this rockabilly kid’s shirt include a Mexican inspired skull with hearts for eyes and a big message on his teeth.

 

 

 

Rockabilly kids clothes for Girls

Little girls should never be left out of rockabilly fashion. Before they are old enough to be considered a pin up girl they start out the way the rest of us did: with rockabilly prints. We have a huge selection of rockabilly girls shirts, like the white cherries polka dot tank top. Pair these with cute frilly skirts or little baby leggings for an awesome rockabilly look.

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.

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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.