The best festival clothes – what to pack for a festival

Written by Lucy Cunningham on August 09 2018

Are you festival ready? Don’t worry if not, we’ve got some great ideas for you.

It’s that time of year again when festivals abound and every weekend is a hot, sticky, muddy, raucous fun-packed affair. We’re keeping it small and intimate this year with some family-friendly events, leaving the big ticket festies to the hardcore! But we’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what to pack to create the perfect festival wardrobe.

Rain rain go away…

First things first: it’ll probably rain. It doesn’t matter if it’s been blazing sunshine for weeks and weeks, you can almost guarantee that when you go to put your tent up the heavens will open! So you want to pack your waterproofs and a good pair of wellies. Lightweight clothing that is quick to dry is a must too, as heavy clothing that takes ages to dry is a pain over a wet weekend.

Stay cool

Let’s face it, there’s always a chance you’ll fall asleep in the clothing you’ve been wearing all day! If it’s hot, you might well have been sweating in said clothing. You want fabric that is kind against your skin, comfy enough for nighttime wear, and wicks sweat from your body. Organic cotton is the best for soft comfort and truly healthy skin. It’s breathable, cool and comfortable.

Joining in the workshops

There’s always plenty on offer at most festivals, from tai chi to dawn yoga, ecstatic dance to gong sound baths. Whatever takes your fancy, you’ll want to ensure you have the right kind of relaxed, easy clothing that’s suitable to move in and looks the part. If you’re going to a specific yoga festival, you’ll have a wonderful array of yogawear to choose from at Gossypium.

Colourful bonanza!

We love colour here at Gossypium! In fact, our eye-popping colour palette is one of the reasons our customers come back year on year – some have their favourites in every colour. Bright, joyful colours are perfect for festival season, and you can stand out from the crowd in some gorgeous organic ethical yogawear. And it’ll make you that bit easier to spot if you get separated from your tribe!

Without further ado, here are some of the Gossypium festival essentials we’ll be taking with us this year:

Cropped yoga pants – perfect for muddy festival fields, these cropped pants come in a range of mouth-watering colours, look fantastic and feature our unique fold-over waistband which supports in all the right places.

Flow Yoga Vest – this lightweight, stylish vest is great for slinging on for a sunny afternoon. Cooling organic cotton combined with beechwood fibre makes it ideal for hot weather. The open sides make it especially cool to combine with a colourful cropped vest underneath. Lots of colours to try!

Relax Fold Over Harem Pants – part of our new Loungewear Collection, these are made with our super soft lightweight ethical fabric, which makes them ideal for the hotter weather, but also quick drying in wet weather. Soft and oh-so-comfy, they look great teamed with a pretty top.

Long Yoga Shorts – cool and casual for the guys, these long yoga shorts can be customised in terms of leg length. The drawstring waistband makes them super comfortable. Get these in a bright colour and you’ll be leaping about in muddy puddles all festival long!

Yoga Hoodie – who doesn’t love a favourite jumper to snuggle into at the end of a long day? Our sweatshirts and hoodies are great for throwing over your day clothes and getting ready to toast marshmallows by the fire.

Yoga Capris – a staple addition to any wardrobe. Dress them up with a tutu skirt and a cropped vest, wear them for yoga classes, workshops and dancing the night away. With loads of colours to choose from you’ll fall in love with the strong, stretchy fabric and hidden reinforced gusset.


We’d love to hear about your festival fun! Keep us posted here or on Facebook with all your festival adventures.