What to Wear to a Reggae Concert or Dancehall Stage Show

I’m hoping I’m very qualified to give advice on what to wear to a reggae concert. I’d be very ashamed if I wasn’t being that I am a native of the birthplace of reggae music. However, style is a very personal thing so I won’t feel too bad if our taste in styles is different. What I will give, however, is a few tips on how to dress for a reggae concert here in Jamaica based on weather and the general terrain and environment of our outdoor spaces. That means this style guide will work for lots of summer festivals around the world too.

What to Wear to a Reggae Concert

Now, at a reggae concert, you want to be comfortable because there will be lots of dancing. You still want to be stylish and sexy because skin is always in when it comes to the dancehall.

The type of reggae is important. Is it a conscious reggae music type of concert with lots of Rastafarian culture in the mix? Or is it a concert headlined by Spice who will undoubtedly yell at you to “skin out yuh pum pum?” This will help to determine how you want to dress.

Athleisure: The Best Type of Reggae Party Attire

Longsleeve Jumpsuit
floral jumpsuit

Athletic jumpsuits and sets are really trendy right now and fit right in at a festival or dancehall party that’s gonna go all night long. You definitely want to stick to reggae concert attire that’s comfortable and stylish, keeping you warm and safe from bug bites.

This hoodie version with the deep zip front is sexy and playful, perfect for those looking for super simple reggae outfit ideas. Our concerts are normally held in a field somewhere with lots of grass. This means mosquitoes and all sorts of little things flying and jumping around.

No thanks. If you’re a flashier kinda gal, go for the floral jumpsuit. Florals are all the rage this summer and will help your reggae concert outfit to stand apart from the crowd. Here’s a cute shorts version if you want to bare them legs.

ruffle tracksuit

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Two more options for comfortable reggae festival outfits because honey you want to be comfortable. This olive tracksuit comes in a variety of other colours and is cute to boot with the ruffle. The shorts set is cute, comfortable, and casual while being sexy and tropical and it has pockets too! This is also good dancehall attire for indoors with heels.

I’m keeping these reggae outfits in the theme of sets which are super trendy right now. Short shorts will never go out of style as a dancehall party outfit.

what to wear to a reggae concert

Here’s a more covered-up look for the conservative party-goer. This jumper comes in a variety of prints and colours and can be paired with a cardigan for cooler nights.

Shoe Choices for Your Reggae Fest Outfits

Again, I’m usually out for comfort in the shoe arena. I tend to wear boots to outdoor, grassy concert venues to cover up my feet from potential bug bites. I also just really love the look of boots over my jeans or leggings. These Steve Madden boots add an extra flare perfect for a concert vibe.

Apparently embellished sneakers are currently trending and honestly…I’m here for it. These glittery sneakers could get a feature in my closet. I’m also really feeling these hightops that also come in neon green if you’re into that. Am I about to become a sneakerhead?

You’ll need a really cute purse to complete your outfit at a reggae festival. I love me a good cross-body bag like this one so that my hands are free for raving.

So there you have it! My thoughts on what to wear to a reggae concert. See any cute looks that you like? Perhaps you’ll want to check out something custom-made from a Jamaican fashion designer.

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