Rockabilly

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

perfect rockabilly dress

I'm not one hundred percent sure what rockabilly is by definition but to me it has to be a country (& western) style with a whole lot of rock thrown in for good measure. When I saw this dress languishing on a rail in Cancer Research it was always coming home with me; the colour, pattern, fit, frills.... it was a no brainer, except it was completely see through, needing a slip to go underneath (is it called a slip? A lining really). Fortunately, I've got one already which works just fine.

perfect rockabilly dress

Yes, it is unlike me to wear over-fussy clothes, I'm more of a no-frills girl at heart but ringing the changes is something that floats my boat. This blue dress is way more flattering than I rightfully deserve; the fitted waistband creates a silhouette which I love and the neckline with the little sleeves is both conservative yet a little more revealing than I usually tend to go for. The skirt has just the right amount of swoosh without being impractical plus is an entirely respectable length.

perfect rockabilly dress

Can I just take a second to say, yeah, my make up is a little heavier than normal which perhaps is something only I would notice but HELLO big hair! The bigger the better I say.

Trusty leather bomber jacket, newish boots – both eBay, old necklace, bangle – gift, bracelets – who on earth remembers.

perfect rockabilly dress

This dress is one I can just imagine reaching for as one of those items to reach for for when in a “help! I have nothing to wear/ nothing suits me/ I hate my wardrobe” state of panic and then having my concerns quelled.

Is Autumn prompting you to try anything different?

Sophie

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11 comments

  1. Your hair is looking fierce sophie!
    Sophie
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  2. I really like the look! and the blue is lovely on you.

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  3. So pretty, I love the whole look. This Autumn I am just grateful to have my clothes back out of storage after moving house.

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  4. I'm in the midst of one of those "I hate myself / my wardrobe" moments.

    Love your hair and the dress is great!

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  5. Ooh I am loving the big hair Sophie, you look awesome!!
    Love the dress, it is pretty and rock chic!!
    Autumn is my faux fur season - I have 3 jackets alreasy and an eye on a few more!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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  6. Your hair like this is amazing! x

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  7. Looking stunning Sophie and I love the big hair.

    X x

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  8. That dress is really pretty! I could also imagine you wearing this with your nice grey floppy hat!!!
    Yay, I spot a red bangle! Always nice when you see someone likes a present!!x

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  9. You look so cool, Sophie, love the dress and the leather jacket, you rock it! - Tasha xxx

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  10. This is totally your colour. Love this! This autumn I'm trying out a capsule wardrobe. It's easier than I ever thought possible.

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  11. Such a pretty dress. I love rockabilly music so was quite intrigued to see an outfit post inspired by it. You look great! x

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