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!

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.

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.