Def Leppard first appeared in 1976 and became a frontrunner for the new wave of British heavy metal in the early 1980s. They quickly became a global sensation and one of the world’s best-selling artists. As of today, they have sold more than 100 million records.
Even in their 60s, Def Leppard’s five members are still going strong and performing in concert across the globe. Their members can usually be seen wearing lots of black and leather in their concerts. Their band and their look accurately portray the rock look from the 1980s to the modern day.
Their style is hardcore, suiting their music style well. Many of their fans dawn a similar style, not shying away from platform boots, leather, and studs. So what should you wear to a Def Leppard concert? Here are our top choices.
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Nowadays, with so many different shopping options, you can either pull out what you have from your closet or pick out an outfit specifically for the concert. Regardless of what you choose, comfort and practicality are important.
Like with any rock concert, you are not likely to be staying in your seat during the show. Wear clothes that you can dance in, headbang in, and stay cool in for the length of the show.
Even if vegan leather is your main material, wear breathable cotton and linen layers underneath for your t-shirt, socks, and any other layers.
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It is important to dress for the venue you are attending. If it is outdoors, wear clothes that will help you stay cool like shorts and short sleeve shirts. Also, wear items that will help protect you from the sun like a hat and pair of sunglasses.
If it is indoors or cold, longer pants like jeans and a jacket or sweater are great to keep you warm. When in doubt, bring layers. That way you have options if you get too hot or too cold during the show.
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If you’ve ever been to a rock concert, you probably noticed most of the crowd wearing black or dark colors. Why black? Black is intense and makes an impact just like the music you’ll be jamming to at a Def Leppard concert.
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Whether they go up to your ankles, or all the way up your thighs, a comfortable pair of boots are perfect to fit the rock aesthetic of a Def Leppard concert. Stay away from stilettos or super high heels, as the last thing you want is to twist an ankle while you are dancing.
Stay away from materials that won’t let your feet breathe like plastic and rubber. This will help prevent your feet from overheating and blistering.
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If boots aren’t for you, a comfortable pair of sneakers or Converse are a great choice. They will go with your outfit, and keep your feet pain-free no matter how much or how hard you dance along.
Go for a dark color or black to match the rest of your clothes, or choose a bright color for a pop of color. As a plus, If you go with red or orange, you’ll match the Def Leppard band logo.
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Big bold belts are a staple for any rock concert, including a Def Leppard concert. A large, black belt can be worn around your pants or your waist. For extra boldness, choose a belt with studs to complete your metal look.
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A band t-shirt, whether it's a Def Leppard t-shirt or one of your other favorite bands, is an easy, stylish top choice. It can be worn on its own or layered under a jacket or sweater. Plus it's a great way to show off your personality and taste in music.
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Black jeans are a comfortable, versatile option for your bottoms. They will go with any other layer you choose and you can easily move and dance in them. Choose ripped black jeans to rock the night away for an extra cool effect.
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A mini skirt is a comfortable option that still screams rock and roll. Just make sure it is not so short you can’t sit or bend over. Consider wearing shorts or fishnet stockings underneath. Opt for a knitted material or one with an elastic waist that will stretch with you.
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Vegan Leather Jacket
A leather jacket may be the number one staple for a rock concert. It is a classic, rebel look and is a great layer to add style and even warmth. Want to stand out? Try out a vegan leather jacket with some fringe or added studs for some extra pizzazz.
Take a look at these vegan leather jackets.
Vegan Leather Leggings
Vegan leather and pleather leggings are a sexy, rock-and-roll piece that is also comfortable. Make sure your pair isn’t so tight that you can’t sit and bend normally. For colder months, opt for a pair with a fleece lining to keep your legs warm.
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Big, Bold Jewelry
Just like the music of Def Leppard, big and bold are also meant for your jewelry. Wear large bangles and cuffs or go for a short necklace with a large pendant for a statement piece
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The last thing you want to worry about when you are head-banging is having your hair get in the way. A bandana is an easy way to keep your hair out of the way while also adding to your grunge look. Go for black to blend or a bright red for a pop of color.
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An easy way to store your phone and other valuables is a shoulder bag or fanny pack. Both are comfortable options that will keep your items secure so you don’t have to worry about them. There are also so many styles of both, you are sure to find one that goes with your concert outfit.
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Dresses still have their place at a Def Lepard concert. Choose an oversized graphic t or t-shirt dress to stay comfortable and stylish. Wrap a large belt around your waist, and you are ready to rock.
Try out a breathable cotton dress.
For hot weather, or to help stay cool in general, a pair of ripped denim shorts will fit right in at a Def Lepard concert. Keep it casual with a pair of Converse or go all the way with some thigh-high boots.
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