Best of Bestival: top looks
The UK’s festival season was brought to a suitably stylish close with the tenth birthday celebrations of wacky fancy dress fest Bestival. This year’s musical highlights included a set from festival favourite DJ Fatboy Slim, Snoop Dogg/Lion performing hits from his debut album Doggystyle and Elton John’s epic finale. Set in the Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, Bestival attracts thousands of music lovers every year, all dressed to the nines according to the set theme. This year saw visitors embrace nautical notions in stripes, tropical prints, sailor dresses and captain outfits. Relive the fun and check out our pick of the trends that took the crowd by storm.
Given the theme, it was no surprise that every other person incorporated some form of stripes into their outfit. There was no shortage of Breton tops and jumpers, which look amazing on pretty much everyone and are an easy way to put together sailor chic without going overboard. However, I preferred the fashionistas who saluted the nautical look in a more inventive way, on shorts, bags and dresses.
Inspired by headliner Elton John, the flamboyant members of the crowd took the maritime theme to a more glamorous level with sparkles and sequins galore. While some used them to glam up a simple outfit, I also saw lots of revellers rocking a mermaid look, teaming trusty wellies with fish-scale tops, skirts and dresses for a fun and glitzy twist on the theme.
This popular trend was a big hit with the fancy dress lovers at Bestival, who embraced the rule that the brighter and more garish the better. From vintage polka dot pin-ups to animal patterns, Aztecs and tie-dye, the looks on offer were wild, weird and varied. Bring this summer style into the autumn with a stylish addition to your wardrobe - check out this season’s stylish maxi dresses for bold and beautiful printed designs.
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