The original Woodstock of 1969 was much more than a music festival, it was a cultural phenomenon that brought hippie fashion to the surface and introduced it to mainstream style, influencing the way we dress today through the evolution of modern-day bohemian style.
The festival embodied the cultural movement of the ’60s perfectly, focusing on a peaceful existence and in true hippie fashion, free love for all, while offering free-spirited style in the form of free-flowing dresses, knee boots, Indian-print tunics and African dashikis, sheer garments with peekaboo holes paired with bell bottoms, tie-dye everything and gender-blurring styles that broke the norms.
While you can take a trip back in time this weekend to hear covers inspired by some of Woodstock’s iconic performers like the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and more, dressing the part of haute hippie is equally important.
Here are some of our favorite Woodstock-inspired trends, with a modern-day flair, and where you can get them locally.
Embodying that free-spirited vibe, both feminine and lightweight, flowy fabrics were a huge festival trend. With a modern-day twist, we love versions that are rompers, retro-style jumpsuits, or summer mini-dresses that are flattering on everyone.
Seagrass Boutique | Linwood & Ocean City | Mink Pink dress (call for pricing)
Bohemian Mama | Ocean City and online shopping available | Retrograde jumpsuit: $198
Georgia “Butterfly” Robe | $195
Inspired by the groovy vibes and music by acts like the Grateful Dead, tie-dye was a big staple in 1969, continuing to be a big trend for 2019, inspiring today’s looks. The technique is used on blouses, dresses, pants, and other apparel these days, like this flounce top from Francesca’s.
Francesca’s | Tanger Outlets | Flounce Top $24.98
Bell bottoms are synonymous with Woodstock, and continued to be a trend well into the 1970s. Today we see many fashion trends, such as high-waisted, wide-leg pants that continue to draw inspiration from the iconic style.
Wide-leg pants | Bohemian Mama (call for pricing)
Hairstyles are equally important when it comes to fashion and style, and one of the top of-the-moment hair trends is natural texture hair — effortless, subtle waves without looking overdone. Taking a few tips from the hair gurus at The Salon at Caesars Atlantic City, here are a few tips to get you festival ready and keep you making waves all summer long:
• To get sultry, natural-texture waves and curls, use Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream with a styling tool like a wand or iron
• Smooth out with Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion to combat frizz and tame fly aways
• For the ultimate retro-vibes, style with a boho-inspired headband or wrap, like this one here.
Francesca’s | Tanger Outlets | Headband $12