Weddings are a time to celebrate one special couple, and it’s especially great when the wedding reflects who they are. An original, personalized wedding is an unforgettable experience for a guest.
But in some cases, a uniquely themed wedding presents a challenge. You want to embrace the style, but what if you’re new to the couple’s fashion?
One novel theme that’s becoming more and more popular is the rockabilly wedding. And we have the definitive guide for how to dress at a rockabilly wedding.
What to Wear to a Rockabilly Wedding
Whether you’re new to rockabilly fashion or just don’t know how to make it formal, these tips can help.
Rockabilly Style for the Ladies
Obviously, your rockabilly fashion will have a retro vibe, but you want to keep it formal enough for a wedding, too.
An unmistakable staple of this style is a tea-length dress with volume in the skirt. This silhouette immediately places you as a 50s fashionista.
These dresses come in many styles, so why not combine it with another common feature: polka dots? Rockabilly polka dot dresses are appropriate for any wedding in this theme. Just steer clear of the Minnie Mouse look.
For an outdoor wedding, you can add the perfect combo of a headscarf and sunglasses. Another great rockabilly accessory is a great pair of gloves. You can opt for delicate wrist-length gloves or choose longer ones for a more formal air.
Finally, a pair of ankle strap heels ties the whole look together.
Rockabilly Style for the Gents
Many looks in rockabilly fashion for men are casual, like the classic blue jeans, white t-shirt, and leather jacket. But there are plenty of ways to dress up your style for a wedding.
Suspenders (not covered by a jacket) immediately give you a handsome rockabilly look. They’re especially on-theme when worn over a plaid or formal shirt.
Another option that’s more formal yet is a vest (again, no jacket) with a plaid button-up shirt. But whichever look you choose, fitted clothes are a must for men’s formal rockabilly fashion.
You can’t forget the accessories to top off your style. For men, two-toned dress shoes are a perfect complement to the rest of the ensemble. Top it all off with a great retro hat that coordinates with the colors and formality you’ve chosen.
Rockabilly Hairstyles for a Wedding
As much as your outfit brings in the rockabilly theme, no outfit is complete without a great rockabilly hairstyle.
In men’s hair, it’s all about volume. Pass up the bedhead look and give you hair a manicured, top-heavy style.
For women, there’s even more room to play with a retro style. Think pin-up curls, high volume, or that famous Audrey Hepburn updo.
For men and women alike, if you want a truly top-notch look, treat yourself and hire a professional to style your hair.
Final Tips for a Rockabilly Wedding
These tips above can help you dress the part at your next rockabilly wedding. But above all, remember that your friend or family member invited you to their wedding to have fun. Rockabilly culture is all about recapturing a zest for life, so carry that into your look and have a great time!
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