Last Updated on June 20, 2023
We can all agree that the best thing about Glastonbury is the music, but the fashion isn’t far behind.
Every year, stars like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller hit headlines for their effortlessly cool outfits, which almost always include Hunter wellies.
If you’re heading to the festival for the first time or just need reminding about what to pack in your backpack, perhaps I can help.
With limited backpack space at festivals, it’s crucial to plan your outfits ahead of time.
Glastonbury Festival, held in Pilton, Somerset, is one of the world’s largest and most beloved music festivals in the world, drawing in excess of 200,000 attendees.
The festival showcases an extensive lineup of musical genres, spanning from rock and pop to folk and electronica, accompanied by comedy, theatre, dance, and various other forms of performing arts. This year, headliners include Elton John and The Arctic Monkeys.
If you’ve ever been, you’ll know how intense it can be. The site has a perimeter of eight and a half miles, so your efforts to experience everything can be an exhausting task.
The weather also makes a big difference, so being prepared for rain or shine is crucial. The festival can shift from hot and sunny to cold and rainy in a short space of time, and you really don’t want to get caught out when it changes.
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Which clothes should I take to Glastonbury?
Woman Crochet dress with bows, £45.99, Mango – buy now
Crochet Dress With Fringing, 45.99, Zara – buy now
Crochet-look halterneck dress, £29.99, H&M – buy now
Denim shorts are a no brainer. They’re lightweight, comfortable and Kate Moss did it first.
Forever Cut Denim Shorts, £65, & Other Stories – buy now
Vintage denim Bermuda shorts, £25.99, Bershka – buy now
Denim Mom Shorts, £24.50, Warehouse – buy now
For a reliable choice, consider one of these versatile tops that lean towards the safer side when you’re dancing in the field.
These can be effortlessly paired with denim shorts or skirts, allowing for easy dressing up or down depending on your desired look.
All-In-One Shine Mock Neck Mid Thigh Onesie, now £49, Skims – buy now
Rockie One Shoulder Bodysuit, £56, Revolve – buy now
Cross Back Body, £19.95, NA-KD – buy now
Hunter boots have gained significant popularity as a preferred option for festival wear due to their combination of comfort, style, and weather protection – but there are plenty of other brands to try.
Red Tall Gloss Wellies, £125, Hunter – buy now
Black Rubber Over The Knee Boot By Carvela Comfort, £49, Kurt Geiger – buy now
City Explorer short boot in black with pink sole, £95, Hunter at ASOS – buy now
Explore more footwear on ASOS, check this out: ASOS is Killing It With Their Summer Sandals – These 9 Pairs Are On My Wishlist
Glastonbury Festival complete packing list for women
- 2 x dresses
- 1 x denim shorts
- 1 x comfortable jeans or trousers
- 1 x lightweight top
- 1 x graphic tee
- 1-2 x cardigans or lightweight sweaters
- 1 x denim jacket or lightweight parka
- 1 x Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
- 1 x wellies or sturdy boots
- 1 x comfortable sandals or sneakers
- 1 x Wide-brimmed hat
- 1 x Sunglasses
- Underwear and socks for the number of days you’re attending
- 1 x PJs
- 1 x Backpack
- 1 x Crossbody or bum bag
- 1 x Hat or headscarf
- Belt if needed
- Jewellery (necklaces, bracelets, earrings)
- Hair ties if needed
- Tent, sleeping bag, and camping gear
- Portable charger/power bank
- Reusable water bottle
- Towel and toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, hairbrush etc.)
- Insect repellent
- First aid kit (band-aids, pain relievers, etc.)
- Prescription medications (if applicable)
- Wet wipes or hand sanitizer
- Portable phone charger
- Cash and/or debit/credit cards
- ID and festival ticket
- Portable Bluetooth speaker
- Camping chair or blanket
- Portable fan
- Extra batteries