How to create your own DIY West End fashion

By | Posted on 06-Sep-2018

How to create your own DIY West End fashion

Feeling uninspired with your current wardrobe? Take a trip down London theatre for inspiration with your West End fashion choices. These strong outfits aren’t just for models on the catwalk, anyone can pull off these theatre-inspired looks. Whether it’s for a Halloween bash, New Year’s Eve celebration or just wanting to change up your style, our outfit tips are a sure-fire way of dressing like a West End sensation! Take our fashion theatre quiz as well! 

West End Fashion tips

The Great Gatsby


Step back in time where the hair was short and the skirts were even shorter! The Great Gatsby is the place to be if you want to show off your figure and slip on your dancing shoes. For a bold Gatsby-inspired West End fashion statement, you need a sparkly number or a sharp suit. To really hit the style, go for a dress with a dropped waist and lots of fringing! For your suits, a crisp white jacket like this is the perfect nod to Jay Gatsby himself.

School of Rock

School of Rock

Get the back to school look you wished you could get away with as a child with some School of Rock inspiration! If you’re wanting to be part of the band, then tartan is the way to go. Tartan comes in all colours and pieces of clothing and is a real Autumn/Winter necessity for your wardrobe.  Dewey Finn’s look is comfy and easy, but if there’s one stand out piece then it’s the slipover jumper. Worn over any shirt, the slipover jumper has the potential to be your staple piece of clothing!


Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia

Throw on your platform boots and your brightest colours and take a trip to Greece as a Mamma Mia inspired look will have you in the Grecian mood. By day, it’s all about flowy clothing that will blow in the island breezes; kaftans and palazzo pants are real winners here. By night, channel your inner Donna and the Diamonds by wearing a pair of ruffled trousers, the more ruffles the better!

The Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon

One of the easiest West End styles to master, The Book of Mormon West Endfashion is owning a crisp, white shirt. Team your white shirt with smart black trousers, freshly polished black shoes and slick your hair down to be on your way to achieving Mormon perfection. For the finishing touch, tie a black tie and you’ll look like the smartest Mormon in town.


Tina the Musical

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Known for her tresses, Tina Turneralways gets the attention when she walks into a room. To perfect this look, a comb and hairspray will become your best friend. For best results, use a hairspray with Argan oil to maintain shiny and manageable hair. You’re well on your way to being simply the best…


The Phantom of the Opera


The mysterious Phantom wears a long, black cape but to perfect this look on a day-to-day basis, a black trench coat or mac will work all the right angles. For the purity of Christine, any white dress will capture her innocence. To maximise a Phantom of the Opera look, a white dress with ruffles will really capture her character.