These days, being a vocalist or a member of a rock band isn’t just for tough guys, it’s also becoming increasingly popular with girls. You’ll find plenty of female vocalists these days, like Evanescence’s Amy Lee, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, and Garbage’s Shirley Manson.
These women give a new meaning to the word “hot” and “tough”. It is not surprising that many young women follow in the footsteps of these “rock girls”. However, it is not as easy as 1-2-3 to copy your look or your fashion. It is not enough that you act or sing like a rock star, you also have to dress the part.
For female vocalists, it is difficult to achieve the tough look of being a member of a rock band without being too masculine. Male members of the rock band can wear a lot of tattoos, black skull and crossbones t-shirts, and a spiked style. For women, this could be too much.
To get that tough yet feminine rock star look, these are the things you need to do.
o Look around you. As mentioned above, there are plenty of female rock band vocalists these days, so it won’t be difficult to come up with ideas of what to wear. Make a list of all the female vocalists you can think of in your genre and then search the internet for their images. Take note of her usual style. It might even surprise you that their style is not so different from yours; maybe you just need to add some accessories.
o Think of an item of clothing that you can make as your signature style. Do you still remember Avril Lavigne’s signature tie? His tie is one of the reasons many people notice him. When she came out of the closet, people referred to her as ‘the girl with the tie’, but now, she became more popular and began to lose the characteristic garment. Other examples are Courtney Love’s doll top or Gwen Stefani’s clothes with bold prints and colors.
This is also applicable for hairstyles or makeup. If you like to wear heavy makeup with green lipstick, you can do it as your signature look. Or if you want to sport pink hair, it will be easier for people to remember you.
o You must know where to get the clothes you want to wear. You can find great rock girl clothes at thrift stores and online stores. They are usually cheap and unique. But if you prefer new clothes, look for brands that offer styles like printed baby t-shirts, doll t-shirts, high-cut rubber shoes, or colorful jackets.
o Since you are just beginning your rock star career, it is very important to be consistent and stick with your style. This will make people remember you more by associating you with that style. And of course, since you don’t have a makeup artist, you have to do it yourself. You have to learn how makeup artists do it.