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What to wear to a Country Western bar

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Wondering what to wear to a country western bar? Think, when in Rome ...

You recently met a handsome cowboy and are ga-ga over him. He has invited you out on a date and you are going to a country-western bar. You are a city girl and don't have any idea what the proper attire is for this venue.

Denim, vests and boots. What does a real party-minded cowgirl or cowboy put on for a night out? What to wear to a Country Western bar?

Boots

You need boots, cowboy boots. Do not slip into those over-the-knee black suede boots you normally wear. This occasion definitely calls for a different kind of boot. Hopefully, you have enough time to do some extensive boot shopping because there is a multitude to choose form.

Women's cowboy boots are very striking, which is why they appeal to a broad-spectrum of women, even to city slickers. They are detailed, intricately designed and available in a variety of colors and skins. Of course, you want the boot to fit comfortably but in addition to fit examine the exotic inlays, the design and the craftsmanship on the boot. Pick the perfect pair for your feet. These boots can be an absolute work of art.





Wear the boots with a pair of skinny jeans. Tuck the jeans into the boots to show off your footwear. If it is warm weather, and you have a lot of moxie and great legs, don a pair of jeans shorts but the shorts shouldn't be so short that they're scandalous.

Skirt and Vest

A jean skirt or a flouncy, sassy, short trumpet shaped skirt shows off legs and your boots. Wear a really cool vest on top, which you can sport with nothing underneath or wear a tank top or tee with cap sleeves beneath the vest. The vest doesn't have to be buttoned. Leave it open and show off your tank top or tee shirt.

Consider wearing an eyelet lace corset, which is a sexy look. Or, if you are more traditional, slip into a plaid flannel shirt. Tie a knot at the midsection, showing off your belly.

Before heading out, try on the outfit and look in the mirror. The shaft of the boot is the upper part of the footwear. Where is it in relation to the hem of the skirt? Ideally, there should be some space between the hem and the top of the boot, revealing some leg. If choosing a longer skirt, the skirt should extend to where the shaft meets the lower part of the boot, which is called the vamp.

A Jacket

If it's cool outside -- although you will probably warm up quickly once you start dancing -- don a western women's jacket, which can be denim, suede or velvet. These jackets are lavishly embroidered. Some include unique buttons and fringe. Fringe is all the rage in country western togs and always has been.

Jewelry

Throw on some turquoise jewelry -- earrings, a bracelet or two and a belt. Rhinestone jewelry and belts featuring turquoise and silver are the style you will see in this type of bar. Belts are very important so do not forget this accessory.

There are numerous types of bracelets that go well with this style: Cuffed bracelets, micro-bead cuff bracelets, stretchy multi-strand seed bead bracelets, bangle bracelets or those featuring the Texas longhorn. Add a show-stopping turquoise necklace into the mix and you're good to go.

The Hat

Try on several cowboy hats before deciding. Pick one that fits, is comfortable and flatters your face. A hat with a low crown minimizes a long thin face so keep that in mind. Brims that tilt down detract from a face and neck that are too lengthy. If you want your face to look fuller, consider a medium-brimmed cowboy hat. If the hat is too high or not high enough, the face can bulge out. A brim that's far too wide for the face makes the mug look oblong.

If you want to look smaller and thinner buy a hat featuring a brim tilting upward, which draws the viewer's eye up and in. For those with pointy, full chins, consider a hat with a brim that extends farther than the width of the chin and opt for a low crown.

For those with prominent foreheads, get a hat with a high crown or wide brim.

The Purse

Get one featuring studs and rings and it will appear you have been doing this style for a very long time and know exactly what you are doing.

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