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How to dress for a guinguette evening?

Are you invited to a guinguette party? Not sure how to dress for the occasion? Don't worry, the guinguette theme is very easy to follow, as long as you have entered the codes correctly!

But what exactly is a guinguette evening? What clothes to wear to a guinguette party ? Zoom in on the atmosphere of these popular evenings to find the guinguette outfit ideal.

What is a guiguette party?

The guinguette evening was very popular in the past.

If you're having trouble seeing what it is, we'll give you some hints. Tables with gingham tablecloths, lanterns hanging from the trees, accordion music and dancing outside, the guiguette evening looks a bit like a village ball.

This kind of party still exists and takes place mostly outdoors.

A festive and popular atmosphere that always pleases and which inspires us for an evening with friends and even a wedding or a birthday.

How to dress for a guinguette party?

The chic country style

To blend in with the theme of the guinguette evening, you have to understand its universe. If we tell you Edith Piaf, Aznavour and Amélie Poulain, do you feel the retro spirit that will blow over the evening?

The guinguette evening dress has nothing to do with an urban and modern outfit, it is rather inspired by the retro chic dress style or rustic chic.

Suspenders, bow tie, guinguette dress are circumstances.

You will therefore be able to draw on the retro chic style from the 30s to the 50s, to choose your guinguette evening outfit.

Outfit ideas for a guinguette party

It's not just dresses that are suitable for dressing in a dance hall style . You can also go in pants, skirts or shorts, as long as you stick to the theme of the evening.

For prints and colors, try to respect the following dress code:

  • Gingham prints
  • Peas
  • Red
  • Navy blue
  • Black and white

As ​​for cuts and outfits, here are some inspirations to help you:

  • Corolla skirts
  • Pencil skirts
  • Skater skirts
  • Pencil dresses
  • Wrap dresses
  • Cutting skirts
  • Flowing jumpsuits (gingham, polka dots, etc.)
  • Shirts with pussy bow
  • Flowing blouses
  • Lace blouses
  • Dotted blouses
  • Pleated skirts
  • Prom dresses
  • Pin-up style dresses
  • A-line dress cuts
  • Skater dress cuts
  • Babydoll dresses

Basically, draw your look inspiration from that of the pin-up and rockabilly look. The guinguette dress is one of the key pieces for this kind of evening, but you can also find a perfect look with a guinguette-style trouser outfit.

Which women's pants for a guinguette evening?

As much as the guinguette dress is easy to find (a polka dot dress can do the trick), it is sometimes difficult to find a guinguette look with pants.

However, it's very simple, opt for women's carrot pants or 7/8th pants. This kind of cuts being very fashionable in the past. And lucky for us, they are back this year. You will therefore find it very easily in any store.

To properly accessorize your pants, pair them with a little short-sleeved blouse with slightly gathered shoulders or with an ascot collar.

How to accessorize your guinguette outfit?

Accessories are very important to perfect your guinguette look. Thus, you will have to find women's accessories on the guinguette theme . Here is a list of perfect accessories for the evening:

  • The bandana in the hair
  • The boater straw hat
  • The headband
  • The crown of flowers
  • Brooches
  • The wicker basket
  • Vintage shoes
  • Pearl necklaces and bracelets
  • Vintage sunglasses
  • The white gloves

And for the guinguette shoes ?

Always prefer round-toed shoes (derbies if you don't want to wear heels) or round-toed pumps. This year, we have seen the trend of baby shoes come back in force, this type of shoe will be simply perfect for our country theme.

In summer, wedge espadrilles will go perfectly with your guinguette outfit.

In summary:

  • To dress for a guinguette evening, you have to follow a chic country code inspired by the pin-up looks of the 50s.
  • Wear polka dots, gingham prints, A-line cuts, babydoll etc
  • When it comes to shoes, opt for round-toed shoes whether you are flat or in heels.
  • And above all, don't forget the pin-up's accessories (bandana, etc.) because they will add character to your outfit.