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Cowgirl Style - How to Dress like a Cow Girl

Updated on February 6, 2010

Learning how to dress like a cute cowgirl isn't difficult at all.  Cowgirls get all the attention. And for good reason too!  Cowgirl costumes are pretty attractive and they draw a lot of attention easily. Learning to look like a cowgirl is much easier than you think and you can achieve it with some basic mix-and-matching of clothes. Here's how to get started right now. 

Go into your room right now and open up your wardrobe. Look at the clothes you have. Most likely you can already use much of what's available in there. Yes, that's right. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars to get the cowgirl look. The cowgirl look is easy to pull off because it only features clothing that you would be wearing naturally on some days.

Most people are lucky enough to have all the cowgirl essentials even before they begin to go after the look consciously. Jeans or skirts? That is the question. Both look equally cute so pick one to start. When it comes to the cowgirl look, you need to focus on denim and not much else. Pick a pair of jeans that doesn't look too new because that doesn't look natural.

It's great if your pair of jeans is naturally ripped at some parts but keep the rip and tear to a minimum because you don't want to go after the grunge look too much. After settling your bottom, decide what to wear as a top. Need some ideas? Wear a plaid or checked shirt or go with a simple one-colored shirt with buttons. White is my favorite color for a top and you'll see why if you try wearing it. It goes well with any other color and its so classic. . Any button-up shirts will do as a top, you can even get your boyfriend's shirt as well if you want to go for the just got out of bed look.

The next part in dressing like a cowgirl is the accessories, there are many types of accessories for women and the cowgirl focuses on matt silver jewelry. No gold. And nothing too shiny or new. A belt buckle is obviously quite important for the overall look. You want a buckle that draws attention but is still sexy enough for a lady. When it comes to choosing the right hairstyle, wear braids or a ponytail. These are the typical cowgirl hairstyles and will make you look great. What you want to do is to split your hair in the middle and then wear two braids down your side.

Never wear your hair in a bun, that doesn't work at all. And don't wear a hair band. Finally we should talk about the most important part of a cowgirl look: the cowgirl boots. Boots are a compulsory part of the cowgirl look. Always wear cowgirl boots.

If you don't wear cowgirl boots, you'll end up looking just like a farm girl or someone who likes denim a lot. Try wearing red cowgirl boots instead of the usual black or brown cowgirl boots. You'll notice that they actually do look really good on you. The usual brown or black boots work as well although they may be a little boring. If red cowgirl boots don't work for you, try buying white cowgirl boots instead.

Some of my friends have told me that white is an innocent color and one that conveys purity and trust. Bright colors draw more attention to you so try red or white cowgirl boots if that's an effect you want. For a sexier cowgirl look, just wear less.

Apart from wearing the usual cowgirl tops, try something more daring like a denim halter top, which is usually very sexy. To sum up, looking like a cowgirl isn't difficult at all! You just need to buy a few clothing items or mix and match what you already have. But remember, cowgirls boots are essential. Good luck in your quest to be a cowgirl!


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      Katie 2 years ago

      Does it count if you want to be a country girl or a cowgirl and you dress like a cowgirl and a country girl because I want to be a country girl .

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      portia nxumalo 3 years ago

      good people why all this 'war' now, the artitle was only giving ideas how to pull a cowgirl look nothing much.

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      studying 4 years ago


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      Lizzie 4 years ago

      Are you serious? Country girls are more than just a fashion model! You have to require muddin and all that kinda' stuff! Grrr

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      Hai 5 years ago

      This whole feed makes me sick. Born and raised on the corn belt, maybe that's not your southern country or western country. But its MY country. Best deer nationally because they're all corn-fed. We don't have the money here to own a horse, though some of us do sharebuy, and the tax and price of the land is sooo high that the only way we can own it is to be born to it and inherit. It's not about what you own. It's a way of life. Country is laid back, good hearted, wholesome, friendly, tough, and fun. Ive been to the south. Hello southern country girls, you all are sooo nice. I walked into Subway and was welcomed like a long lost friend. So, like Jason Aldean in Fly Over States or Blake Shelton in Good Ol' Boys, its not about where you come from. Its who you are.... Welcome.

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      Anne 5 years ago

      I got entertained with the comments here. All are helpful... I'll be attending a costume party with cowboy / cow girl theme next week! thank you! ^_^

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      morgan 5 years ago

      dressin like a cowgirl wont make you one darlin, we have our southern pride down here and it runs in the blood, not in what yall wear.

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      Emma 5 years ago

      Not everyone is reading this article to look like a cowgirl every day. This was a really good article, that I read to dress up for the Calgary stampede. Oh and btw, I live in Calgary, so am a city girl, but DO own a horse, HAVE touched a cow, and HAVE killed a chicken so there. Haha that was fun. You guys need to loosed up a bit, this was all just for fun.

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      Addy 5 years ago

      Thanks nice tips you RELLY know how to help

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      Deedee 5 years ago

      Ladies, ladies, where is the love for our own kind!!??!! Come on!??? LOOK!? FASHION IS FASHION no matter what... most women/gals like to look the part... grew up in the big city of LA... ROCKER CHICK AT HEART and SURFER GIRL... I can't live without my jeans, shit kickers, flip flops or my Uggs. What does that make me??? Rocker Eskimo Surfer chick wanting to be country??? NOT!! This is my style! This is what I am drawn too... I love horses, and all farm animals...I make alpaca felt hats... since a little girl I wanted to ride and have a house out on a ranch over looking the sea, lol... but life didn't give me this... however GOD gave us choices and we can dress the part with free will....


      Peace, Love and Wild Flowers-

      By the way if u are not in the field COWGIRL FASHION is all about the BLING these days... I want a bling belt and buckle but some are really pricey. =)

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      Country Girl!! 5 years ago

      Hey yall i am a country girl and i love it i lived in the country for about 6yrs now and we have dogs, cats, goats and horses and i did live in the city before about 6 or 7yrs and then we moved here in the small town where everybody knows eveyone and i love country music,cowgirl boots, cowgirl hats and those country boys to and my big truck i love to hunt and fish and ride 4wheelers i just love everything about the country.

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      Citygurl:) 5 years ago

      Hey this info was helpful!! Not everyone tries to dress up like cow girls because they want to be one. Some people like me just want to know simply because its spirit week at school and the theme is western Wednesday :)!! Oh yeah most of the stuff you guys are saying aren't fully true. To me it sounds like a bunch of stereo typing.We are all cool in our own ways no matter what:)!!! Have a great day y'all. LOL

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      Countrygal 6 years ago

      So I live out in the country and I agree, I HATE "city slickers" dressing up as country folk!!! We can tell them when we see them. By the way you act, what you wear and the ignorance of country life. I don't wan to be mean here, though. I lived in the suburbs right behind a 150-acre farm and next to a sheep farm. So I've always had an idea of country life but I knew city life to some extent too, but I got the full dose when my parents moved to Northridge Ohio.

      The basics, though:

      1. Jeans are a must. And you don't have to wear beat up, dirty jeans. Although when going to TSC or a feed mill, I stay in my muddy work jeans, but when going "out" or into town, I've got Rock & Roll Cowgirl and Cowgirl Tuff. Other good brands are Adiktd and Cowgirl Up. For working outside, Wrangler and Levi.

      2. Boots.....are what you make them. Mine are muddy, ripped and beat up. And to tell you the truth, I've worn them to our "mall" out here. But you could try Ariat, Justin and Tony Llama.

      3. Shirts. I mostly have plaid or a plain old T-shirt. I wear my brothers T-shirts, when I'm really getting dirty. :)

      4.WHAT?!?! I wear my hair anyway that's not in my face!!!! In a bun, a ponytail, or pigtails. I'm of an ethnic background (basically everything:) so my hair is wavy/curly, so I rarely let it down unless I straighten it. I've seen a lot of girls french braid their hair lately.

      5. Attitude. My friends and I aren't obsessed with guys. We have our own life. We all can lift heavy buckets of water and hay bales. Country girls can't be 90 lbs., we have to be strong! We love trucks, can all shoot a gun and/or hunt. Although some of my friends prefer crossbows for hunting. We all loooovvvveee country music!!! We all either have farms or hobby farms (like me. I have chickens, a dog, soon hogs and a horse) and how you define farm doesn't matter. One family that lives close to us has a "dog farm" (Labs and Bernese Mountain Dogs) someone else has a "goat farm". We only have 3-5 acres. Some other friends have 100 acres. But we are all the same and used to country livin'.

      I know what I'm talking about, both my parents grew up in the country, 3 of my grandparents grew up on farms, and once I get a farm I'll be a 4th generation farmer.

      So....don't try to be a cowgirl/country girl or farm girl. Be yourself. You can make fun of hillbilles I guess, cuz we can laugh at you behind out backs! You may know how to do stuff we can't, have the convienence of malls and stuff, but I bet you ain't never skinned a buck!

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      Countrycowgirl53194 6 years ago

      I am a country girl from Texas and have been one since I was 2. I've learned how to ride horses, a few bulls, shot a few deer, rabbits, and a bear 2nd largest one of the season, ride my 4-wheeler and dirt bike, and anything else you can think about that even the guys do. The way I dress is what I feel like wearing. I wear my flip-flops down to the barn, and wear my cowgirl boots into town. I wear tshirts and halter tops, and have a few things in camo. I was taught to be a good girl, but trust me when it comes to family and friends, you mess with them you get a good old butt kickn. I think anyone can act like a country girl but it takes a heart and kindness to be the country girl. I agree with countrygirl32. Its not your business to tell them what they can and cannot do. If you were a true country girl you would look the other way when it came to their comments instead of being rude and telling them their a bunch of stuck up posers. Leave them alone...

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      countrygirl32 6 years ago

      Okay first of all , yall gotta be nice . I'm down here in nashville and none of yall have the southern respect. my father raised me to be nice , horse back ride, he also taught me how to skin a deer and shoot rifles. okaay there are some posers on here tryin to be country but ya know, maybe they wanna try somethin new . maybe the aint livin in the city anymore and just wanna fit in with us country folks . seriously be nice !! okay well , im goin to ride my 250 so talk to yall later , buhbyee .

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      Linda 6 years ago

      Hey, first of all if your true southern, you would be nice to people,, remember, no sir, yes sir. If your true country you are nice!

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      ~Beerformyhorses . 6 years ago

      Okay guys. I'm from the country myself. Yes i have a horse. Yes i ride her as much as possible. Sometimes people want to just try something new. These tips can be helpful to some people who want to try it. Anybody can be a cowboy/cowgirl. it doesn't matter. Im a cowgirl. And im proud of it. :)

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      luvyhorses99 6 years ago

      I are a western folk. I say your tips are no good. I are so not gonna listen. You should NEVER be so dum.Yall hearin what I say? Don't listen to a darn thing that person says.

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      luvyhorses99 6 years ago

      I are a western folk. I say your tips are no good. I are so not gonna listen. You should NEVER be so dum.Yall hearin what I say? Don't listen to a darn thing that person says.

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      morgen 6 years ago

      why would you say that you are better then all of us????

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      JP 6 years ago

      #1 - You don't have to own a horse to be country (how about a "proximity to neighbors" requirement? The last time I saw my neighbors was about 5 years ago when a storm took out our fence and their cows were on our property. Or the time before that when I opened the back door and one of their horses was standing on our patio.)

      #2 - Cowboy boots are awesome but not required to achieve the "cowgirl" look

      #3 - There is no mention of a hat anywhere here. I don't know a single farm girl or country girl that doesn't at least wear a ballcap on occasion if not an actual cowboy hat.

      #4 - You can, in fact, be educated and be country. I know several country "folk" who have at least a Bachelor's degree and still successfully manage their farms/ranches.

      Finally, #5 - this article was about achieving a "traditional" cowgirl look. Watch an old country flick if this is what you are looking for. Try "Pure Country" with George Strait or if you don't have that kind of time, flip on CMT or GAC.

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      cowgirl 6 years ago

      haha.... im better than yall :P

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      morgan 6 years ago

      Thanks that was rally helpful and i think that all the comments were geart I don't live in the country so i don't kmow

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      kgirl 6 years ago

      okay 1st you cant call your self a country girl if you dont own a horse never touched a cow or killed a chicken im younger then 14 and all of the above apply to me so stop tryin to act country

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      Angelina 6 years ago

      I am a real cowgirl

      I can dance to the Cotton Eyed Joe

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      noura 6 years ago

      these were the most helpful est at of all i looked at thank u u ROCK

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      SeH 6 years ago

      A, work on your own grammar before criticising others. Prentending to be intelligent is just as repulsive.

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      6 years ago

      People can dress how they prefer, whether it be hick or city. Please drop the criticism of this article. Some people may find it helpful if they are moving to the country or going to a horse show. please correct your grammar as well Casey before you attempt to write any sort of essay for school. Purposefully sounding unintelligent is repulsive. No offense.

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      Casey 7 years ago

      I think that city people should stay city, and don't go roud pertended to be country cause country girls are sexier than yall. I'm sick n tired of yall city folk acting country when ya ain't, you can't even pull off the country look.

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      EquineLover 7 years ago

      First off, this article is wrong.

      Cowboy boots aren't essential, and neither are jeans.

      I live out in the country, work horses almost every day, and go muddin as much as possible.

      Cowgirls can wear jean shorts and boots. Cowgirls can wear jeans and flip flops.

      Cowgirls can wear a dress and tall boots. Or short boots. What's essential is not trying to fake being country. We can tell right away, and posers aren't welcome.

      And most cowgirls don't braid their hair in pigtail braids. Try a pony tail, or just down and curly. Curly hair is more country then straight, but straight her is becoming more popular within the western community. So either one is fine.

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      Tim's Boots 7 years ago

      Cowgirls are beautiful! These are great tips.

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      Cowgirl Mars 7 years ago

      This hep

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      Cute cowgirl boots 7 years ago

      Like the tips given, thanks!