When attending a show with thousands of people jumping around, letting loose, going crazy and all of that good stuff... Lets get the facts straight - you probably do not want to wear your best vintage dress for this occasion. Trust me, it would most likely do some serious damage to your beautiful and rare garment. However, you still want to dress like yourself and look as decent as you can under the circumstances.
I would suggest going with a nice and comfy cotton dress. Something that you're comfortable standing and/or sitting in for hours, that isn't too hot in the summer heat. A dress that you don't mind getting a little dirty and something that it easy to wash afterwards. One of the 1950s style cotton dresses from Shristi Studio are perfect, affordable and available in a good variety of sizes.
Floral Red 1950's Vintage Style Dress - $29.99 from Shristi Studio
Vintage option - 1940's Green and White Cotton Floral and Leaves Day Dress - $59 from FabVintage
A playsuit is an equally fabulous option whilst attending a festival or a gig.
Floral Playsuit - £25 from New Look
Vintage option - Blue Paisley Playsuit - $65 from missfarfalla
Big Beautiful Barbara Brown also has a variety of beautiful playsuits custom made in your size!
Or how about going with a pair of shorts and a peasant top from Vivien of Holloway?
The key once again is comfort when it comes to shoes and you definitely want to opt for flats or sandals unless you're a women woman who is able to stand around all day in heels - I certainly am not one of those women!
Kate Sandals - £79 from Rocket Originals (I prefer the white Judy sandal but sadly it is sold out at the moment)
Vintage option - 1940s Style White Vegan Sandals - $24 from QsDaydream
A hat is essential for an outdoors show, especially during sunny weather. I love oversized straw hats but you may not want to wear a hat too wide to a concert since it may limit other's view and attract some nasty glances.
Graham Cracker Cloche - $29.99 from ModCloth
Another really cute hat at ModCloth is the Last Straw Hat in Gold but I don't know how well it would sit in your head during a moshpit. ;)
Vintage option - 1930's Vintage Wide Brim Straw Hat - $65 from GetLuckyVintage
A wonderful option to a hat is, of course, a scarf. Check out Super Kawaii Mama's three simple and easy ways to tie a headscarf - retro style!
You need an across body bag so you don't have to worry about your belongings during the show. The bag, of course, needs to be large enough to fit all of the essentials plus a water bottle, some snacks and a camera.
Pumpkin Bow Bag - £8 from New Look
Don't forget sunscreen, your favorite pair of sunnies - and to have the time of your life!