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Festival attire

(22 Posts)
Mummyoftwo91 Sun 04-Jun-17 08:34:45

Going to my first ever festival in a few weeks is this okay? I'm utterly clueless! What is everyone else wearing to festivals this summer?

CrispyBathTowel Sun 04-Jun-17 08:38:02

Unless the festival is on a beach I wouldn't wear that dress to one. It does look like a beach cover up, sorry.

Denim shorts and welly boots seem to have been standard festival wear forever. It will most likely be muddy/rain at some point.

What festival is it?

PaperdollCartoon Sun 04-Jun-17 08:39:02

Things to consider from a seasoned festival goer -

Changeable weather and potential mud! You need to be prepared for sun/rain/warm/cold and possibly all of these things in one day. Take a light raincoat you can fold into you bag.

Going to the loo in little portable loos. Depending on the festival these may not have roofs. If it's muddy the floor of the toilet could be fully of mud. I have worn playsuits at festivals but do consider the implications of having to take your whole outfit down to pee in these toilet situations.

SorrelSoup Sun 04-Jun-17 08:39:27

Beach or festival??? grin

Something to keep you warm. Something to keep you dry. Layers. Think camping.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 04-Jun-17 08:39:42

What festival is it? Some will be more challenging than others.

PovertyJetset Sun 04-Jun-17 08:41:20

If it's Glastonbury then youll want stuff that you won't care it gets wrecked.

Denim shorts, knee socks, wellies, nice top, army style jacket but make sure you have a proper waterproof too. Stuff that's easy to use the loo in. The loos are GRIM at all festivals.

Festival make up, glitter, gems.

Mummyoftwo91 Sun 04-Jun-17 08:42:28

It's in Cambridge so only a small local one! It's a playsuit btw!

pigeondujour Sun 04-Jun-17 08:42:57

It would be okay for daytime on a really sunny day, with wellies. You look great!

Mummyoftwo91 Sun 04-Jun-17 08:42:58

Also not staying overnight either it's just for the day

PovertyJetset Sun 04-Jun-17 08:43:19

You need to make sure you have all your clothing needs covered for all weather.

It gets cold, it will rain, it gets hot, you need sunscreen, waterproofs, something to sit on. Pack light, wear things you can take on/off.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 04-Jun-17 08:44:23

Even for one day my playsuit comment above stands! What if it's suddenly cold or raining as well? We can't rely on the weather here.

PovertyJetset Sun 04-Jun-17 08:44:25

Wear it, take tights in case it gets cold, and a jacket.

Playsuots ar a fucker to wee in. The loos will be dirty.

pigeondujour Sun 04-Jun-17 08:44:33

In that case it's grand as long as the weather isn't rubbish, don't make yourself miserable. If you're only going for a day you might mind getting cold and wet less though.

Mummyoftwo91 Sun 04-Jun-17 08:44:42

Thanks it's only a small local day time festival up the road from me so didn't want to be turning up with half my wardrobe 😅 think I'll wear some old trainers or wellies though just incase

PovertyJetset Sun 04-Jun-17 08:46:06

I don't like off the shoulder stuff, looks weird.

You might be a bit overdressed. Have a look at cochella for some inspo. It's all little shorts, peasant tops and little boots.

Mummyoftwo91 Sun 04-Jun-17 08:47:00

I wish I could find a cute pair of denim shorts that look nice on me despite trying 100 pairs on I don't think they are for me sadly! Otherwise I would deff be wearing them

pigeondujour Sun 04-Jun-17 08:49:23

Yeah denim shorts are really hard to get right. They make me look like a bosun. I think the playsuit looks great on you and I'd wear it to a festival for the day (if I had your tan). I love playsuits.

Mummyoftwo91 Sun 04-Jun-17 08:52:50

Same here I find them comfy and more flattering than a dress as I don't feel so exposed especially if it's windy! What kind of bag is best to bring, an across body bag?

DoorKnee Sun 04-Jun-17 08:54:56

If it's England that outfit on its own is a bit optimistic. There's a choice between looking like an Instagram model or being comfortable. Having been soaked through at my fair share of festivals I'd go for comfortable every time! Wellies, good socks, denim shorts and a good waterproof coat. You could still wear that dress, I'd just style it with the shorts and wellies and 9times out of 10 a bloody rain mac.

pigeondujour Sun 04-Jun-17 08:56:50

Yeah definitely, ideally a small one that you can have at your hip so you can keep an eye on it.

DoorKnee Sun 04-Jun-17 08:57:22

Oh my I've just read it's a play suit. You don't want to be wearing anything that delays you in a festival toilet, they're the rankest thing ever.

n0ne Sun 04-Jun-17 09:22:04

Hmm, looks really impractical to me. My festi wardrobe consists of denim shorts (not short shorts - mid-thigh/above the knee ones - you can always roll them up), an assortment of funky/vintage vests/tops, comfy sandals you don't mind chucking afterwards (!) and wellies just incase. And a little hoody if it gets chilly/showery. You could substitute trainers or Converse-type jobbies for sandals if you're worried about the manky loos.

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