The style of glam rock originated in the wake of the frantic popularity of rock idols of the 70s of the last century. In particular, the stage images of such musical idols as Alice Cooper, Elton John, and David Bowie contributed to its emergence and development. Their extravagant stage costumes combined the outrageousness of bright colors and tight-fitting clothes with brutality and deliberate demonicness expressed in black leather, rivets, mixed with shiny rhinestones, latex, black and white makeup and a variety of metal accessories. For almost 50 years, the style of glam-rock in clothes has not slowed down its popularity, especially self-confident women and girls, who skillfully combine the sexuality and elegance of glamour with the rude shocking rockers, especially love him.
General recommendations: how to dress in the style of glam rock?
Clothing in the style of glam rock today can be found on the red carpet, and in stage costumes of stars, and at fashion shows. Many outfits from the collections of such famous designers and fashion houses like Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne West wood, contain elements and whole images in the spirit of glamorous rock.
Two main areas
Girls and women who like to attract attention to themselves; brilliant, a creative style will suit the brutal direction of style. Leather jackets with a mass of rivets, tight leggings or leather pants, ripped and worn dark skinny jeans, belts, spiked bracelets, aggressive jewelry, rough lace-up shoes in combination with tops with prints and inscriptions, the names of favorite groups – all these clothes perfect for creating an image of glamorous rockers.
If you like a more neutral and relaxed interpretation of the style, designers recommend softening the black-and-white-gray palette of clothes with pink, nude, wine, blue shades, gold and silver accessories, shiny sequins and rhinestones. Under a leather jacket, you should wear a light chiffon dress of a delicate shade or a top in sequins with a tutu skirt, and boots and cowboy boots with spikes should be replaced with elegant boats in black or red. Middle-aged women and conservative girls can recommend diversifying the classic bow with several elements of style, adding to the little black dress or suit with a jacket a massive gilded necklace, a large silver bracelet with pendants made of silver, studs, rivets, sparkles and a handbag in the same spirit.
Elegant rocker dress
In any case, creating an image in the spirit of glam rock will not require major changes in the wardrobe from most girls, sometimes just a couple of bright accessories and makeup to a basic set of clothes. The dress in the spirit of a glamorous diva, not indifferent to rock, can be composed of:
- Outerwear in black, silver or gray color (leather coat, leather jackets, leather jackets or matte leather jackets with metal fittings);
- skirts and dresses made of leather, delicate chiffon, cotton, viscose, dark, silver, white, pink, lilac, wine, turquoise tones;
- tight trousers, jeans, leggings made of leather, spandex, latex, denim dark or bright cheerful shades of the red and blue palette;
- T-shirts tops with prints, shirts and romantic blouses with bows, T-shirts with sequins, rhinestones;
- Classic shoes, boots, and shoes in the style of punk rock, grunge, jackboots with metal fittings.
An important role in the creation of glam rock attire divas plays accessories, hairstyle, and makeup.
Prints, textures, materials
Girls, who choose for themselves clothes in the style of glam rock, should prefer dark colors and brilliant materials. Black, gray, silver, metallic with white, red, gold and blue colors predominate in the overall range. Allowed to diversify the palette with a wide range of all shades of red, from delicate powder-pink and nude to burgundy, wine, purple, and lilac. Prints on clothes are used: the names of groups, rockers’ slogans, any inscriptions, and images, except those which are too girlish or childishly naive. The palm belongs to animalistic motifs and patterns, leopard is particularly relevant: these may be stilettos or slip-on shoes, leggings or a tank top.
Chiffon and viscose, cotton and knitwear, spandex and latex prevail among the fabrics used for glam-rock tailoring. The leader, of course, is the skin, both matte and lacquered, of dark shades. The belonging of dresses for girls to the style of glamour is given not only by pink colors and patent leather but also by metallic, shiny elements and decor. Jackets and skirts, T-shirts and tops, boots and bags, as well as decorations, are decorated with metalized sequins, sparkling rhinestones, crystals, spikes and rivets, chains, pins, and coarse zippers.
As an outerwear to create an image in the spirit of a rock diva with a glamorous shade, girls and women can use any kind of silver, black, even white or powdery colors, as well as metallic colors. This may be a classic jacket, cloak, coat, sheepskin coat, as in the photo, and, of course, jacket, leather jacket. It is important to have a metallic decor: zippers, sequins, rhinestones, studs, rivets, or simply noticeable zippers, buttons, buttons, a belt with a buckle.
Skirts and dresses
The choice depends on what kind of image the woman wants to create: in the spirit of a rocker-rebel or a romantic, but shocking person. For the first options are good leather dresses and skirts, models of spandex, knitwear, denim mini-skirts with leather straps, decorated with studs, buckles, chains. If a girl prefers rock with a slant to club glamour, she should try on a tutu-skirt, a flying dress with a floral print, a skirt of “feathers” and other extravagant models that are balanced by leather and cowboy boots.
Pants and jeans
For a dress in the specified style, classic skinny or straight jeans, emphasizing slender legs, are suitable. Denim can be dark gray, blue, blue and bleached, boiled, torn or scuffed. Clothes with rivets, spiked belts, and other rocker décor are welcome. Suit and rhinestones in moderation. Alternatively, you can buy beautiful leather trousers, leggings made of black or leopard spandex. Short denim and leather shorts in tandem with mesh black tights (including ripped) are appropriate.
Blouses, tops, shirts
It is recommended to choose tops and T-shirts with prints, captions, rock band images, embroidered with sequins and decorated with rhinestones. Also fitting tight turtlenecks, long sleeves, t-shirts in grunge style with slots. If you wear leather trousers with skin tightness or skinny, you can choose a beautiful leopard top or a delicate romantic blouse of pink, white, blue, powdery color with a bow around your neck, and a white lace model. In contrast to the rough skin and metallic decor, delicate chiffon and romantic lace look especially impressive and stylish.
Stylish shoes for women and girls
Create a bright image in the style of glam rock for a girl is impossible without the correct choice of shoes. In this area, the choice is extensive; the restrictions exist only in the palette of shades. You can wear red patent leather heeled shoes, cowboy black boots with buckles, boots in rivets and studs, as in the photo below, slippers or sneakers with a leopard print. Rugged boots with lace-ups and tractor soles, graceful high lacquered boots with metal fittings and suede boots look great. The main thing is to competently combine all this variety with the main details of the wardrobe so that the outfit does not turn out to be vulgar or vulgar.
Accessories – one of the important components of a fashionable image in the spirit of glamorous rock for girls. They should be flashy, large, rough, but it is desirable to limit to a couple of bright details. You can choose a leather bracelet with metal spikes, rhinestones, rivets, metal (silver) pendants in the form of dragons, crosses, razors, skulls, and other gothic paraphernalia. The most outrageous girls will love the leather choker with spikes, and as an alternative, you can prefer a massive chain necklace with silver or gold-plated elements. To such a set, choose a black or metalized clutch, a backpack, a bag over the shoulder with a decor of large and bright metal fittings, rhinestones, crystals, chains, key rings. As a headdress, use a hat with a brim and a high crown or a bandana traditional for rockers.
Makeup and hairstyle
For the image of a girl in the style of glam-rock, bright and outrageous makeup will suit black arrows, pale powder, and tone for the face, dark eyebrows. The ideal option is the classic “Smokey ice” in cold tones: asphalt gray, silver, metallic colors, “blue frost” and the like. In the hairstyles dominant lush negligence and disheveled. You can make a bouffant, a big bun on the top of your head, comb and beat your hair in the form of a naughty mane a la “hard rock star”. Stylists advise the use of accrued and overhead strands, hairpieces to give volume if your own hair does not differ in density.
As you have already understood, it is not difficult for a modern girl to get dressed and make-up in the style of glam-rock: there are many living examples of stars and models from the catwalks in front of her eyes, and for starting experiments there is enough leather jacket, skin-tight jeans and a pair of accessories with rivets.