Earrings – Punk, Rockabilly and Retro Styles

Earrings can make all the difference in your rockabilly ensemble. Add some spice to your finished look with these rockabilly styles.

Simply defined, earrings are kind of decorative item for ears. Their name comes from their original and most common annular shape. Now, the more accurate definition of earrings is that they are often girl’s best friends and a determinant of the style. Not only women, but men also enjoy upgrading their image using these accessories. Through the history, the earrings have had many roles in traditional, social and fashion context. Today it can also be an interesting indicator of a person’s attitude, habits and style.

There are two basic kinds of earrings – the clip-on and piercing styles. Also, there are many subtypes of this jewelry. We differentiate them by their size, shape, pendants, materials etc. Also, for the piercing it is very important where are they settled. Traditionally, they are placed on the earlaps, but nowadays, it can be in any part of the lobe. Earrings have their special names based on their position: helix, industrial, rook, daith, tragus, snug, conch, anti-tragus and lobe.

interesting lobe earrings
interesting lobe earrings

The history of earrings is very long – they are among the oldest ways of decorating the body. There are many archaeological, and even one Biblical proof for that. They have had different roles in every culture and different meaning. It is known that men wearing earring isn’t a modern phenomenon. Even William Shakespeare, as well as many other important poets, had a pierced ear lobe. The African tribes also have interesting ways of piercing ears. Their ear decorations take an important place in tribal culture and beliefs. They often wear plugs and tunnels. Inspired by such accessories, we have created our own line of jewelry available here.

African tribal plug earrings
African tribal plug

Earrings are very important in punk culture and they were always a rebellious accessory. Striking and prominent shapes, colors and sizes are a punk default. The cool old punk rock motives such as skeleton heads, nautical stars, anarchy sign etc. are present on punkers, as well as on all the others fashion accessories. We are happy to offer you several splendid pages with such models.

Punk earrings
Punk earrings

Rockabilly ways are slightly different, but as awesome as the punk style features. Rockabilly earrings imply motives such as fire, playing cards, rolling dices, sweet cherries, checked design and similar. We can offer you high quality punkabilly fun packed in these swell models. Beside the studs we also have many models with pendants.

Rockabilly earrings
Rockabilly earrings

Finally, the retro features are also with us in this jewelry collection. High quality and affordable prices are equally present as the original and rebellious design. Beside some classic models with animal and floral prints, you can also find studs with printed pin up girls.

Pin up earrings
Pin up earrings

The jewelry trends are changing, but trends should only be an inspiration for our unique style. Adapt your earrings to the occasions and the trends, but above everything – adapt them to your own personality and style aspirations.

50’s Fashion and Fun

The 50’s had it all – good drinks, good clothes, and great girls. What was it about the 1950’s that make it’s fashion stand the test of time today?

Back in the 50’s, fashion designers have established a recognizable style which was widely accepted then, but it still has a big influence today, as you can see in our pages. Retro clothing is very popular, but it is hard to define which fashion details belong to which decade. We’re here to help you recognize exactly the peachy 50’s style.

Class & elegance were mostly expressed by wearing some swell dresses. Those dresses were usually very colorful and the bottom was all ‘puffy’. As for the lenght, they were usually covering the knees. What’s also common among these fashion hits is the waste line – it was usually made to express women’s curves, especially the hips. There are some simple models, but many of them vere decorated with ribbons or other details. These models have a giant sway in contemporary fashion. One clear example is this wonderful collection.

50's Swell!

Skirts were also very popular. Beside the big puffy ones, women loved the so called ‘pencil skirts’. Those are completely different – they are tight-fitting and simple. 50’s also gave us the ‘poodle skirts’, which are wide and swingy, in bright colors (usually pink or baby blue). Those were popular among the teenage girls. You can check some modern skirts inspired by the vintage fashion right here.

50's poodle skirt
Poodle Skirt

50’s fashion was particulary interesting on the beach. Those vintage swimming suits were practically perfect – made to stress out the best features of the body and hide all the imperfections. What also differes them from the later swimwear are the details, such as ribbons and buttons. Compared to the plain or too complicated contemporary bikinis and swimsuits, these were deffinitely more interesting, more feminine and more comfortable. Luckily, some of the designers make awesome collections as an homage to the 50’s. Here you can explore some of the best 50’s inspired pieces from our web boutique.

50's Fresh!

The accessories were also very specific. One of those accessories is, unfortunately, almost forgotten – it’s the hat. Once it was a neccessary detail, especially in 50’s. There’s no rule about the hats – all kinds of shapes, colors and sizes were gladly worn. Some of them were simple, while the other ones were decorated with different nets or feathers. But it seems that the hats are pretty much the past of the fashion, and today you will probably choose a different accessory to complete your style. Than this is the right collection to begin.

50's Vogue
Goodbye, hats!

Hairstyles also have their 50’s story. The big rule was to keep your hair shipshape. All kinds of pin up hairstyles were what women of 50’s required from their hairdresser. As for the color, it seems that blondes were slightly more popular. Regardless of the color, hair accessories were widely used. The hair ribbons and hairpins were the absolute hits. Many of simillar hair decorations can be found today, and to shorten your wandering, you can find them in this place.

50's hairstyle
50’s hairstyle

There are also some other common motives in 50’s fashion. Polka dots and sailor style are just some of them. What’s important is that vintage spirit is getting stronger, and today, more than half a century later, we can still enjoy the magic of that old fashion. Use that opportunity and enrich your own style!

Vintage swimwear

Vintage swimwear is a major fashion find. These retro style bathing suits and bikini’s were so fashionable back then, they are still making the rounds in top stores today. So where did it all begin?

Vintage swimwear has a long and rich history. Back in the old days, in ancient Rome, people were swimming mostly naked. That’s interesting, but not as interesting as the contrast that came in the following centuries. Back in the day, people were wearing uncomfortable bathing suits with long sleeves, unusual pieces of clothes similar to dresses, impractical for the beach and warm days. It’s all related to the historical circumstances and women’s position in society. It was very scandalous for a woman to show more than her ankles in public, even if it’s the hottest summer ever. That’s why some women have even had lead sewn into their underskirts, to make sure that they will be decent on the beach. But that’s the 18th century we’re talking about. Luckily, all we have today from that era are photos and illustrations.

Vintage swimwear
18th century swimwear

We can skip all those boring phases in fashion history of vintage swimwear and jump into 20th century, when a true swimwear revolution happened. Back in 20’s there was a beauty competition in Atlantic City which included a vintage swimwear contest. But we have waited 25 years more for the first bikini. Yeah, finally, a two piece swimwear! Michelle Bernardini was the first lady photographed in this kind of seductive swimwear.

Vintage swimwear
World’s first bikini

But that was just a small step for bikinis. They were considered too provocative and they were widely accepted ten years later, when Brigitte Bardot showed up in a bikini on a movie poster. That’s when a new swimwear era definitely began.

Vintage swimwear
Brigitte Bardot

Pin up culture and fashion have also done a lot for the bikini history. Retro vintage swimwear from 40’s, 50’s and 60’s are still widely used and vintage lovers can still have a swell and peachy summer in the hottest swimming clothes. Punkabilly clothing brings you a sweet vintage collection of swimwear enriched with rockabilly and pin up spirit. It’s all here in one place.

Vintage swimwear
Pin up swimwear

What makes the retro and pin up swimming suits so special is the classic elegance saturated with fashion permanence. They bring us the summer breeze of a different past. Splashing around at the beach in a retro swimsuit will make you feel like a movie diva. All the famous pin up features are here in this collection. For example, the polka dots:

Vintage swimwear
Polka dots

Another inseparable part of this pin up swimming collection is the sailor style, manifested in navy blue color, stripes, buttons and ribbons.

Vintage swimwear
Sailor Style

As for the rest of our collection, we’re happy to present you some fierce punk rock bikinis with skeletons, the boldest and the craziest combinations on the beach!

Vintage swimwear
Punk bikini

As you can see, we have chosen the best of swimwear history and modified it for the needs of a modern woman. Punk bikinis will make your summer hotter and pin up swimsuits will refresh your days at the beach. They’re made to express the best body curves and celebrate the beauty of a female body. Get ready for the summer in a totally different way, dive into the summer armed with the most elegant pin up and punk rockabilly fashion and just go with the flow!

Pin up hairstyles of the past

For a pinup girl, hair is everything! Top off your rockabilly or sexy pin up girl pose with the perfect pin up hairstyles.

We all know how important hairstyle is. Hairstyle makes us get up earlier in the morning, hairstyle improves our total style and makes our looks defined. Pin up style in fact really depends on the shape and color of your hair. As opposed to the plain modern hairstyles, boring and non creative, there is a whole world of unusual, retro, rocking and shocking ways to make your hair look awesome. There is no unambiguous definition of a pin up hairstyle, but you surely recognize it when you see it. So, let’s check some basic pin up hair characteristics.

1. The magic of blonde hair

Marilyn Monroe – enough said. She is maybe the best explanation how pin up style works on blonde girls. Make it short and curly – it’s a pin up hairstyle in its finest light. What’s most important, blonde hair is great for highlighting the makeup. Flaming red lipstick and black shadow or eyeliner are a pretty good choice with this hairstyle.

Pin up hairstyles: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

2. Dangerous dark hair

Black or other dark shade is also very convenient for emphasizing strong makeup. But pin up hairstyles for dark haired girls ususally require longer hair. You can definitely do a lot with it, for example – you can add some hair accessories, like vintage ribbons or colorful flowers. Here are some suggestions for you. It’s important to make a contrast, so choose something light. Curly details are also desirable.

Pin up hairstyles: Black Magic
Black Magic

3. Flaming red shades

Red shades give you amazing options for pin up hairstyles. Red is the color of passion and it doesn’t matter will you tie it or let it be as it is. Red often becomes washed and reveals your natural color, but you can make it an advantage – try out some detailed hairstyles with a lot of curles, you know – old Hollywood hairstyles. The effect is awesomely shaded hair art.

Pin up hairstyles: Passion color
Passion color

4. The craziest shades on Earth

Blue, pink, green, why not? Now, you have no rules when it comes to this. Wheather you choose one or ten colors, just be creative and show the world how crazy pin up haistyles can be. This is when pin up goes into rockabilly and punk and overcomes all the style conventions.

Pin up hairstyles: Go crazy!
Go crazy!

5. Special mention – fringes

Big and unusual fringes are one of the best known symbols related to the pin up hairstyles. Curly or not, in every color, they make every hairstyle extraordinary. You can also combine them with different hair accessories. It takes time to make a fringe look perfect, but don’t give up this challenge. All the good things require bigger effort and this one is totaly worthy of getting up earlier in the morning.

Pin up hairstyles:

Finally, hairstyle is just one part of the pin up image. To make this detail look perfect, you’ll need a perfect outfit and on this page you can find an interesting dress. To find a perfect bag, visit us here. Of course, you also need a perfect attitude and we’re sure you can find it within you. Enjoy the wonderful retro world and wear your pin up hairstyle as it was a crown.

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

Pinup girls – How to recognize them

Can a feminist be a pinup girl? You bet! Pinup girls are notoriously strong-willed, sexy women… so how do you recognize a pinup girl?

Well, she is strong, sexy, self-confident and awesome! Although pin up style had its boom in 20th century, its unique spirit still lives in fashion and art. Many girls today give a special homage to pin up divas through their lifestyle. How to recognize them?

PinUp Girls were very attractive women with seductive body curves. Yes, this style was born long time before the age of skinny models and it celebrated the luxurious beauty of female body, all natural. Expressed sexuality made this style interesting, but also shocking and controversial, which, of course, means it was very popular. Pin up models were everywhere – on calendars, advertisements, in the magazines, in boys’ lockers, everywhere. They have mostly vanished from the world of commercials, but in reality many girls choose this style. Check here some nice photos of modern pinup girls.

So, what will you probably see on a pin up lady of today?

1. Hot & elegant dress

Pin up ladies love them in all models and colors, as long as they express their grace!

Pinup Girls Hot leopard dress
Leopard dress

2. High heels

Oh, I guess that’s clear. High heels, always & forever!

Pinup Girls: High heels
High heels forever

3. Polka dots

They come in all colors and sizes and totally ring the bell of 50’s.

Pinup Girls: Classic polka dots
Very 50’s

4. Ribbons

As opposed to the provocative looks, pinup girls often wear some cute details like ribbons. Ribbons, ribbons everywhere! On dresses, tops, and even in hair!

Pinup Girls: Ribbon

5. Enhanced, but simple make up

The classic combination of hot red lipstick and some black eyeliner works for most of the pinup girls, since it boosts the beauty and it’s very provocative.

Pinup Girls: Hot & Stylish
Make up!

6. Sailor style details

Stripes, navy blue color or sailor hats – it’s all cool. Since they’re so retro, they go quite well with pin up style.

Sailor style pinup girls
Sailor style

7. Unusual hairstyles

Pinup girls just love the shocking and bold hairstyles. Pin Up hair accessories like flowers or ribbons often give them a special glow. Try to find the one which will make your hair special in our offer.

Pinup Girls: bold, shocking and cool
pin up hairstyle

8. And now, the special ingredient – The Attitude!

Pinup Girls: The secret ingredient
The Attitude!

Not just the sex appeal, not just wonderful figure and awesome make up, but also an attitude. It’s not in the way of clothing, but in the state of mind. That’s what makes pin up girls bigger than fashion and gives them a sexy energy. It’s not important is pin up girl photogenic – the question is does she know how to pose? The strong attitude gives her much more self-confidence than the clothes or make up she wears. That’s exactly what made this style so powerful and lasting.