180+Rock Festival Outfits: What to Wear (Women and Men)

Going to a rock festival to see your favorite artists and you don’t know what to wear?

We got you, we have handpicked multiple rock outfit styles from rock and roll, to metal, to punk rock to alternative rock and electronic rock, so you can get creative and put together your unique and ideal outfit for your next event!

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1. Rock Festival Outfit Selection

The aim of our selection is, so you can have a complete view of all the rock outfit styles available, from there you can mix and match festival tops and festival bottoms to create your rock outfit!

As we said, we did our best to gather as many styles as possible, so you can find and directly buy the outfit that you like, or at the very least, so you get your creativity and inspiration rolling.

Do not forget to have a look at the rock outfit accessories as they can beautifully finish up your outfit if you already found a top and bottom, and they also can make your outfit, allowing you to create the outfit around the accessory you like.

Rock Festival Outfit Women Tops

Casual Sleeveless

Sexy Summer Backless

Women Crop Top Sexy

Lettuce Trim Ribbed

Women’s Summer Short Sleeve

Dragon Print Long Sleeve

Cat Ear Hoodies

Bodycon Crop Tops

Long Sleeve See-Through Summer Top

Sexy Hollow Out Buckle Front for Rave

Women’s Crop Top Spaghetti Camisole

Distressed Crop Top

Plus Size Spaghetti Cami Crop Top

Spaghetti Strap Sleeveless Sexy Rave

Tops Sheer Mesh

See Through Mesh Without Bra

Halter Long Sleeve

Jackets & Shirts: Lace Sheer Long Sleeve

Faux Leather Jacket

Women Rave Pentagram

Sleeveless Lapel Denim Jean

Plus Size Sheer Blouse

Mesh Long Sleeve Crop Top Sexy

Women’s Long Sleeve Mock

Women’s Sexy Halter Fish Scale Sequin

Crop Top T-Shirt Mesh

Long Sleeves Mesh Sheer

Plunge Neck Body Suits Jumpsuit

Short Romper Jumpsuit Playsuit

Women’s Fishnet Crop Top

Other styles and colors are available

Women’s Long Sleeve Fishnet Shirt

Sexy Lace-Up Front

Print Crop Top Summer

SheIn Floral Crop Top Short Set

Dance Workout Outfit

Cut Out Skull

Women’s Long Sleeve

Camis Shirts Tanks

Women’s Metal Jacket

Women’s Sexy Paisley

Halter Spaghetti Strap

Rock & Roll Tee Shirt

Sexy Halter Lace-up

Tank Tops for Women

Solid Asymmetrical Neck

Sexy Cut Out Criss Cross

Sexy Choker Buckle

Women’s Sleeveless Crop Tops Sexy One

Women Halter Backless Crop Top

Long Sleeve Mesh Crop Tops Tee

Women’s Sexy V Neck Halter Backless

Women’s Scoop-Neck Strappy Backless

Sexy Lace Up Front

Women’s Long Sleeve

Sexy Sleeveless Central

Womens Spaghetti Straps

Women’s Long Sleeve

Women’s Tassel Short Sleeve

Women’s Fringe Tassel

Smooth As Tennessee Tshirt

Spaghetti Strap Cut

Casual Classic Vintage Denim Jean

Benson Denim Jacket

Long Sleeve Distressed Denim Jacket

Stretch Denim Jacket

Womens Faux Leather

Women’s Faux Leather

Rock Festival Outfit Women Bottoms

Skater Skirt

Pleated Mini Skirt

Drawstring Plaid Ruffle

Skirts for Women

Dress Kawaii Plaid

Plaid Mini Skirts

Skirt Short A-line Flare

Punk Lace Up Fishnet Gothic Pants

High Waisted Black

Cut Out Elastic High Waist

2 Piece Outfits Dragon

High Waisted Jogger

Sweatpants Funny Joggers Pants Sports

High Waisted Cargo Pants

Baggy Jeans Wide

Mid Rise Shorts Ripped Denim

Mid Rise Denim Denim Shorts

Women’s Lace Up-Side

Shorts High Waist Sexy

Cut Out Elastic High Waist

Vibrant High Rise Jeans

Women’s Destroyed Ripped Shorts

Women’s Basic Solid Flared Skirt

Sheer, Fringe Skirts – Maxi & Thigh High

Faux Leather Leggings Pants Shaping

Faux Leather Leggings Pants Shaping

Faux Leather Leggings Pants Shaping

Dr Martens Kendra Goth Boots

Dr. Martens Leona Goth Boots

Dr. Martens Lace Up Women 1B99 Goth

Holographic Platform Ankle

Women’s Punk Platform

Dr. Martens Womens 1460 Vonda Boot

Dr. Martens Women’s Hurston Fashion

Dr. Martens Jadon 8Eye Leather Platform

Kera Ankle Punk Boots

Scene Knee High Punk Boots

Damned Knee High Boots

Rock Festival Outfit Men Tops

Hipster Hip Hop Ripped

Shirts Short Sleeve

Mens Distressed Henley Shirts

Hemline Pattern

Rock On Rock Star Metal

Rock On Rock Star

Rock On Rock

All Over Graphic Longline

Rolling Stones Classic

Tie-Dyed Hipster Abstract t-shirt

Men’s Hipster Hip-Hop Premium Tee

Abstract T-shirt

Hipster Abstract t-shirt

Graphic Abstract Lines

Jeans Jacket Men

Windbreaker Coat Spring

Bomber 3D Print Men’s Lightweight

 Jacket For Men

Outerwear Casual Hooded

Leather Jackets for Men

Men Leather Jacket

Sleeveless Lapel Denim Jean

Men’s Brando Biker

Men’s Vintage Stand

Punk Rave Rock Mens

Streetwear Techwear

Rock Festival Outfit Men Bottoms

Men’s Stretch Faux Leather

Men’s Ripped Slim

Men’s Street Wear Distressed

Triple Crown Open Bottom

Men’s Rock Streetwear

Fashion Casual Cargo Pants

Camo Cargo Shorts

Men’s Survivor Belted Cargo

Match Men’s Straight

Men’s Chinos Slim Fit

Joggers Pants Long

Techwear Techno

 Joggers Cargo Pants

Mens Cargo Joggers

Techwear Pants

Slim Fit Track Pants – Athletic Jogger

Jogger Pants Techwear

Denim Shorts Classic

Jean Shorts Distressed

Fashion Casual Cargo Pants

Camo Cargo Shorts

Pants Cargo

Thirsty Studded Ankle Boot

Women High Lace Up Boots

Men’s Gravedigger-250 Calf-High Boot

Dr. Martens Bonny Chukka Boot

Bronax sneakers with red accent

Dr. Martens 1460 Original 8 Eye

Dr. Martens Vegan 1460 Smooth Black

Rock Festival Outfit Accessories

Choker Necklaces

Layered Tassel Earrings

Black Long Fishnet Fingerless Gloves

Women’s Ribbon wraps

Headbands Stretch

Womens High Waist Tights

Black Moon Crescent

Women Harness Thigh

Women’s Leg Harness Caged Thigh

Punk Black Waist Chain Belt Leather Belly

Women’s Strappy Leg Garter Studded

Leg Avenue Women’s Industrial Fishnet

Black Adjustable Handband

Fingerless Biker Gloves

Stainless Steel Stud Earrings

Bracelets Men Women

2. Rock Festival Outfit Styles And Examples

To give as many rock festival outfit ideas as possible, we explained below the different styles of rock outfits.

From there, you can know what people tend to wear for each event and so you can mix and match what you like from different styles and create your own music festival outfit.

Classic Rock and Roll Style

Classic rock style usually involves black denim shorts or pants with either some denim for the top or some leather jackets.

Most of those pieces of clothing are black with some white or red.

To complete your look you can add some leather crossbody bag, and some nice silver pieces of jewelry, and you are good to go!

Rock Metal Style

The rock metal style has more leather than classic rock, the denim style is still strong, and black is still the dominant color.

Rock metal has some metallic touch here and there either with a leather metallic belt or leather/denim black jacket also with some metallic element attached to it.

The bottom is black shorts, pants, or jeans, and it is usually a black t-shirt for the guys and a cute black top for the ladies.

For you ladies, if you do want to give high heels a go we recommend wearing a heel height not too high.

Even though we have seen high heels at some rock festivals if you can avoid them do it otherwise go for platforms or like we said take a low heel height.

Punk Rock Style

Punk usually goes even darker and colder than metal rock style.

This is why punk makeup is generally quite dark and metallic elements are even more present. Whether it is jewelry or piercing or even spikes on jackets and pants, metal is everywhere.

It is an all-black top and bottom, leather, denim, and techwear are dominant, and outfits can go from flowy styles to tight clothing.

Alternative Rock Style

Alternative rock brings much more techwear than any other rock style.

As it is alternative style, colors are more present.

The most dominant colors are still black or white and leather materials are less common.

So for guys, you could go with some techwear pants and some graphic cool t-shirts.

And for the ladies, a skirt, shorts, or even a dress can work for the bottom and any type of cute top would work if you show some skin.

Electronic Rock Style

This is the style that will get the closest to what ravers wear.

Colors are all over the place, black is usually not dominant as neon colors are taking over.

Besides the already colorful outfits, electronic rock style has a lot of light elements to it.

People love to bring LED light clothing, or they like to attach some glow sticks to their shoes, hair, or outfits.

For the ladies, it is usually a colorful skirt, shorts, or pants with a sexy colorful, white, or black top, with some body paint and some glitter.

For guys, either colorful or dark bottoms like shorts or pants with colorful t-shirts or tank tops.

3. Rock Festival Outfit Tips

Before doing anything outfit-wise, you need to know if the event will take place indoors or outdoors. If it is an indoor event you can wear and bring whatever you like.

Only maybe bring an extra layer in case the AC is too strong for summer events or in case the heating system is too weak for a winter event.

But other than that for indoor events, you will be covered.

Now, if this rock event is an outdoor music festival it is a whole other deal as you will need to get ready to face some natural elements during the show.

Being Ready For Rain

Festival promoters and productions do their best to organize outdoor music festivals on sunny days, but you never know what is going to happen during the music festival.

So have a look at the forecast and if they do announce “a chance of rain” take that windbreaker or waterproof gear with you.

Windbreaker women

Windbreaker men

Being Ready For Mud

Make some research about the venue and try to know if the grounds are more asphalt or grass. Even if the area is only 30% grass we recommend you bring rain boots.

Every year too many people are caught by surprise by the mud, being forced to leave their footwear on-site because they were stuck in the mud.

Even ankle rain boots could suffice but bring something.

Hunter Ankle Boots

classical Hunter.

Being Ready For Dust And Wind

Try to know if the location of the event is known to be dusty.

If that is the case we strongly recommend bringing both sunglasses and a bandana, so you can at least cover your mouth when too much dust is up in the air.

For the wind, a windbreaker will do the trick, especially because it will keep you warm and will protect you from getting too much dust on you.

Also, if it is really dusty we can’t recommend enough to bring ziplocks to protect both fresh clothes and valuables. Those Ziplocs really make a difference in a dusty environment.

Classic Round Sunglasses

Headbands Bandana Stretch

Head Neck Scarf

Ziploc bags

Being Ready For Cold

If you know that it is going to be cold, layering is your best bet.

The windbreaker is a great choice as it will make sure your heat stays with you.

But if you think it will not be enough, add an extra layer like a jacket to put under your windbreaker.

And if you feel those will not be enough you might as well bring a real warm coat.

Being Ready For Sun And Heat

Funny enough the sun and the heat is probably the most common threat for people, yet it is usually the one they overlook the most.

For most outdoor festivals there are not a lot of shades, most of the time people are in the open under a hot sun and a lot of heat.

To be fully prepared for sun and heat, we recommend bringing at least sunscreen, a hat (bucket hat for example), and either a reusable water bottle or camelback.

And during the event, you need to hydrate, so hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Puma Cap

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Cooling Bucket Hat

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Women Wide Hat

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Hat Women

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Standard Camelback

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Water Bottle with Time Marker

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4. How To Pick Your Rock Festival Outfit?

Know Your Style

As you know there are many rock outfits and styles.

The style you will pick is both related to the kind of rock event you go to and the kind of vibe you want to emanate.

Everyone has his personal style but that changes based on what we are doing and how we feel.

This is why the more you are aware of how you want to feel once at the grounds the easier it will be to pick your outfit.

So know your style (what usually suits you most based on the event) and know how you want to feel (by that we mean to wear what gives you confidence and joy).

Once you have those two down you will know what direction to take regarding your outfit!

Know Your Body

Now that you have sort filters on style and how you want to feel you also need to know what works best with your body.

The best way to think about it is to select what you consider to be your best body parts and create your outfit around them.

Let’s say that what you prefer is your beautiful legs, if that is the case aim for skirts, dresses, or shorts for the bottom.

If it is your belly maybe choose an outfit that shows your midriff.

If it is your back go with some backless tops.

To sum it up, pick one part of your body you like and build around it an outfit that has the style you have chosen and that brings you the feeling you want when on-site.

Try To Go Out Of Your Comfort Zone

As going to a music festival can be rare we recommend having a little fun while choosing your outfit.

It is more than alright to pick easy outfits and not overthink what you will be wearing for the show.

But we do think that music festivals are great opportunities to try new and exciting styles and clothing.

The mindset here is to have fun, to go a bit out of your comfort zone, to try things out, and get the thrilling feeling of the new.

So while the above section is about knowing yourself, this section is purely about going beyond what you think you are or are limited to.

And who knows you might even find new styles you did not know about doing wonders for you!

A Comfortable Outfit Is Key

As soon as you know what kind of outfit you want for yourself also remember that you have to always consider comfort over style.

The best way to be sure your outfit will be comfortable enough for the event is to fully wear it at home to see if anything is chaffing, hurting, or bothering you after wearing it for an extended period of time.

Comfortable Footwear Is Key

Do not forget about your footwear, you also need to wear really comfortable shoes or boots.

This is why, if you do buy a new pair of shoes or boots for your next event, you absolutely need to break them in before wearing them to the festival.

Also, as festivals involve a lot of walking, standing, and dancing we recommend you put insoles in your shoes or boots to protect your feet during those long hours of activity.

5. Conclusion And Inspiration

Rock music festival outfits are quite exciting to put together as there are many styles and new things to try.

Know your style and your body to make sure your outfit suits you the best.

Don’t hesitate to go out of your comfort zone to enjoy yourself even more at your event by wearing new and exciting new types of clothing.

Remember to aim for comfort and to try your outfit and footwear before the event for an extended period of time to make sure it fits perfectly.

If the event takes place outside prepare for the weather have a look at the forecast and get ready accordingly.

Have fun with the different rock styles from rock and roll to punk to alternative to electronic to metal.

Mix and match tops and bottoms outfits that you like to put together your own outfit.

More Punk Rock Clothing

If you are looking for more punk rock clothing we have a dedicated selection including ideas with fishnet tights, leather jackets, techwear, special cowboy boots, and much more.

More Metal Clothing

If you want more metal clothing we have a handpicked list here to give you more ideas and help you get your creativity rolling.

More Alternative Clothing

If you are more into alternative clothing and are looking for more alt clothing from techwear to darkwear to unique clothing click here to discover more than 180 outfit ideas.

More Casual Outfits

If you are looking for something a little more low-key and want something that has more of a casual vibe to it, click here to discover our casual and modest festival outfits.

More See-through Outfits

If see-throughs are more your thing we also have a handpicked item list, so you can go even further into creating your perfect outfit!

We hope that this article helped you or saved you some time in your research.

Have a great event!

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