If you’re off to a country music concert or festival this year and you’re stuck for what to wear, then look no further than our handy guide to how best to dress.
Whether you’re looking for a knock out dress or just want to jouje up your jeans and a T-shirt, we’ve got something for everyone in our Holler list of the Best Country Concert Outfit Ideas for women. Flaunt a little denim here, flash a little rhinestone there and top it all off with a hat to make Dolly Parton proud.
We’re all cowgirls at heart, sometimes you just need the boots and the bling to bring it out.
A denim dress is the perfect way to hint to the cowgirl in you without going full on Toy Story Jessie. This denim dress from Levi's, for example, is an a-line take on the classic shirt, giving a Western wear classic a major glow-up.
Keep cool and look next level great, boho queen! This flowy number comes from the legend herself, Miranda Lambert's own clothing brand, Idyllwind. It features a solid ivory design with floral embroidery on the front. Perfect for those long sunny tequila soaked days.
Bang on the door, groovy chick! This is the style for all you secondhand-loving festival-goers, straight from the Highway Queen's own collection: Nikki Lane's High Class Hillbilly. Make sure you're the only one rockin' what you're rockin' with a one-off vintage classic.
If T-shirts are more your thing, then Vinyl Ranch in Austin, TX, is the place to go. Since 2007, Disco Cowboy and his label and lifestyle brand have mashed up classic country and disco nightlife into a new cultural expression for urban cowboys and cowgirls with a selection of short run hand printed T-shirts, caps and every essential under the sun for a country music festival.
Of course, you can make a top out of anything. Bandanas might have been originally designed to protect cowgirls and cowboys from all the dust and sweat out on the range, but you can also style them out to make super cute little tops in the summer. This strappy bandana top from Wrangler has a relaxed, cropped fit just like Shania would have worn back in the day.
Another paradise for T-shirt lovers is the legendary Midnight Rider, whose officially licensed country classics can be spotted everywhere from Coachella to the catwalks of Milan. They’ve teamed up with Anthropologie for this baby-tee with a vibrant roller-inspired graphic. Add a touch of vintage charm to your contemporary look.
You can prepare for festival season as much as you like, but one thing you can never be sure of is the weather. Especially if you’re over in the UK. There might be a 50% chance of rain but you’re 100% guaranteed to still look smokin’ hot in these waterproof Urban Croc Cowboy Boot Wellies from Wolf and Badger.
The golden rule of any outfit is that should always dress from the feet upwards. With that in mind, every country festival outfit should begin with the boots. That’s the easy bit. The hardest part is deciding on which boots to buy. If you want to go luxury then Lucchese, Tecovas and Tony Lama are just a few of the high-end boot specialists to check out.
Of course, we can’t all afford a fresh pair of Lucchese boots every summer. So, for those of us who don’t ball quite as high, there are still plenty of affordable cowgirl classics out there. Places like Boot Barn and the Nashville Boot Co. have a wide selection of boots perfect for your country festival summer, but these little beauties are from Urban Outfitters.
No country festival outfit would be complete without a cowboy hat. Just as essential as the boots, a hat is one item in your country festival wardrobe you can’t turn up without. If you want to keep it classic, then a Stetson is a good place to start. If it’s good enough for real-life cowgirls like Calamity Jane and Annie Oakley then it’ll definitely be good enough for you to be sick into on the Saturday night after you’ve had one too many Cocksucking Cowboys.
Sure, it's a little less traditional, but i you’re looking to add a little sparkle to you ‘stume then why not go full on Beyoncé with this Mirror Embellished Cowboy Hat from Nasty Gal. All you need now is a glass horse to arrive at the festival on.
If you’re one of those people who always gets lost at festivals, then maybe this is the cowboy hat for you. Neon Cowboys' hats are guaranteed to help you have a wild time the whole night and your friends will be able to easily pick you out on any crowded dancefloor. That is unless everyone is wearing one.