Dress Like a Female Rockstar
These days, being a vocalist or a member of a rock band is not just for tough guys-it is also becoming more and more popular among girls. You will find many female vocalists these days such as Amy Lee of Evanescence, Hayley Williams of Paramore, and Shirley Manson of Garbage.
These women give new meaning to the word “hot” and “tough”. It is no wonder that many young girls are following the footsteps of these “rocker chicks”. However, it is not as easy as 1-2-3 to copy their looks or their fashion. It’s not enough that you act or sing like a rock star, you also have to dress the part.
For female vocalists, it’s hard to achieve the tough, I’m-a-member-of-a-rock-band look without being too masculine. Male rock band members can wear lots of tattoos, black t-shirts with skulls and crossbones, and a spiked ‘do. For females, these might be too much.
To get that tough yet feminine rock star look, here are the things that you should do.
o Look around you. Like what was mentioned before, there are many female vocalists of rock bands these days, so it will not be difficult to get ideas on what to wear. Make a list of all the female vocalists that you can think of in your genre and then search for their pictures over the internet. Take note of their usual style. You might even be surprised that their style is not as different as yours; maybe you just need to add some accessories.
o Think of one piece of clothing that you can make as your trademark style. Can you still remember Avril Lavigne’s signature tie? Her tie is one of the reasons why many people noticed her. When she first came out, people referred to her as ‘the girl with the necktie’, but now, she became more popular and she started to lose a signature piece of clothing. Other examples are Courtney Love’s babydoll top or Gwen Stefani’s clothes with patterns and bold colors.
This is also applicable to hair do’s or make up. if you like wearing heavy make up with green lipstick, then you can make it as your signature style. Or if you want to sport a pink hair, it will be easier for the people to remember you.
o You should know where to get the clothes that you want to wear. You can find great clothes fit for a rocker chick in thrift shops and online stores. These are usually cheap and unique. But if you prefer new clothes, look for brands that offer styles such as graphic baby tees, baby doll tops, high cut rubber shoes, or colourful jackets.
o Since you are just starting your career as a rock star, it’s very important to be consistent and to stick to your style. This will make people remember you more by associating you with that style. And of course, since you do not have a make up artist, you have to do it by yourself. You have to learn how make up artists do it.