Rockabilly Dresses for the Summer

In the UK rockabilly dresses are more popular than ever. We started to stock our range of dresses just over a year ago and demand has remained high ever since. Thankfully we work closely with a fantastic manufacturer who’s priority matches our own; to offer a quality range of outfits at affordable prices in a range of sizes.


Cervena Fox wearing a white cherry dress

With a growing selection of designs, material patterns and styles we’re hoping to become a one stop shop for all of your summer dress needs.

When the sun finally does come out this summer you’ll want a dress that makes you look your best and grabs the attention of others while you wear it. All of the rockabilly dresses that we showcase here will do exactly that.

Our Top Selling Rockabilly Dresses

I’m now going to showcase our best sellers so that you can see what’s popular with our customers. Most of these designs have been available since last summer and continue to sell well because you all love the colours, styles, patterns and the designs.

It’s important to note that all of our rockabilly dresses will fall reasonably flat to your body without a petticoat worn underneath them. We do have a small selection available, which you can purchase here.


1. Patricia Red and White Halterneck Dress – £29.99

Cervena Fox wearing a red polka dot dress

Our best selling rockabilly dress is this red and white polka dot swing dress. It’s made from a cotton blend, has an inner lining for comfort, a hidden side zip for easy access, . It comes with a chunky white belt that cinches the dress in nicely at the waist, though it isn’t attached and can be worn as an optional extra.

Of all the rockabilly dresses that we offer this is easily our most popular. We do our best to make sure that high levels of stock are always available, but if the size you want is unavailable please send us a message and we’ll let you know when more becomes available.


2. Patricia Pink Halterneck Dress – £29.99

Ruth wearing a pink polka dot halterneck dress and white belt.

This vibrant pink knee length polka dot dress is in constant demand around prom season and you can see why. It’s made from a strong cotton blend, has an inner lining for comfort, features a curved cut at the bust and has halterneck straps so your arms aren’t constricted by sleeves.

The dress comes supplied with the stretchy, chunky white belt as shown in the picture above, which pulls the dress in comfortably at the waist to flatter your figure.


3. Skulls and Red Roses Dress – Red – £29.99

Cervena Fox wearing a skulls and roses patterned rockabilly dress.

As soon as I saw the pattern on the body of this dress I knew we had to stock it. The skull and roses design is simply beautiful and the vivid colours really make it pop. I’ve always loved a hard contrast with red and black and this outfit really grabs your attention because of it.

This rockabilly dress is made from 100% cotton, has a hidden zipper in the side, an elastic back so it will stretch to fit a range of sizes and hug your figure, an adjustable ribbon laced back (pictures of this can be found on the shop listing) and includes a red ribbon belt to cinch the dress in at your waist.

The picture of the dress was taken with a petticoat to give the dress some volume, though it can quite easily be worn without it depending on the look you’re going for.


4. Wendy Black Swing Dress – £29.99

Rhian wearing a black swing dress.

Plain, simple and very popular for summer balls and proms, this black and red swing dress will not disappoint. It’s made from polyester, features red detailing and has a hidden zip making it easy to put on and take off.


5. Deborah Black and Red Polka Dot Dress – £29.99

Cervena Fox wearing a black and red dress with white polka dots.

Back to the always popular polka dots, this dress features larger 25 mm sized white dots on a black polyester dress. The light material means it’s the ideal choice for warmer weather and the attached red net petticoat offers some extra colour.

We still strongly advise that you wear this dress with an additional petticoat to add volume if that’s the way you’d like to present yourself.


Many More Rockabilly Dresses Available and Custom Dresses Coming Soon

This is a small selection of the outfits that we have available in the FDQ store. Check out our other rockabilly dresses here.

I’ve recently taken up dress making and will soon be offering custom designs, sizes and requests once I’m happy that the quality of the output is high. Quality is incredibly important and I don’t want to offer anything that I consider to be sub-standard. Once I start to offer this service I’ll post about it on the blog and on our Facebook page.

About the Author: David Hayler

The owner of Otley Run Fancy Dress and a fancy dress guru. He's also an amateur photographer who has experience with cosplay and costume photography.

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