8 Ways to Channel Modern Rockabilly Style

Joanna Elizabeth


Published August 12, 2015


Updated October 13, 2018

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Elsa Hosk sports an all denim look with a scarf tied around her head. Photo: Guess

With roots in the music genre of the same day, rockabilly style first took shape in the 1950s and still remains relevant to this this. What exactly makes it so enduring through the years? The ladylike style combined with a rock aesthetic makes for an appealing combination. Much of rockabilly style is about taking inspiration from the past, so that means greaser style leather jackets, 1950s petticoats and cropped denim is key. To finish off the rockabilly look, a retro-inspired hairstyle is a must. A pompadour, victory rolls or lush curls are all ways to channel the past. If you are looking for some inspiration to get that perfect retro look, check out these rockabilly inspired fashion images below.

Dita Von Teese Rockabilly Hairstyle
Dita Von Teese knows how to rock a retro style. Take a cue from her volume-filled curls for the perfect rockabilly hairstyle. Photo: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Imelda May Hairstyle Rockabilly
Irish rockabilly singer Imelda May brings a retro take to to the pompadour with her two-toned hairstyle. Photo: Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
Rockabilly Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani channels a rockabilly look with a pompadour hairstyle. Photo: Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
rockabilly wild alive
Fashion brand Wild & Alive shows off rockabilly style with a modern twist
Diesel’s fall 2012 campaign enlisted rockabilly style
Amber Heard channels rockabilly style in a denim look for Guess’s fall 2011 campaign.
Rockabilly Plaid Denim Women
A model wears plaid and denim for a more casual rockabilly style. Photo: Shutterstock.com

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