(If you are trying to figure out what to wear to a hip hop class, check this series out)
I own the movie Honey because I love all sorts of dance movies. Maybe I’m too old to watch these teen movies, but I love them! I also saw the movie Step Up 2 recently as well as Take the Lead and Shall We Dance.
Although I love to dress girly in floral dresses, a part of me loves to get into some comfy street clothes and go dancing. When you dance, you’re exercising and having a ton of fun. Plus, learning a new skill like hip hop dance moves is empowering, not to mention sexy!
I also like dance movies because of the style inspiration of the costume designers. Who knows if the style portrayed on the screen is at all reminiscent of authentic hip hop street style. I just know some of the outfits are worth imitating! So, for the hip hop dancer in you, here are a couple of Hip Hop Clothing style, I loved from two dance movies and ways to copy the look.
Honey – Camo and orange
This is my favorite dance outfit in the entire movie. She started off wearing some sort of midriff 3/4 top and then she pulls it over her head and makes it some kind of shrug and dons her orange sports bra. I just love the color combination of the orange and navy blue top and the camo pants.
You can check out this short 2 minute clip of the cast and crew talking about the hip hop style clothing on the set of Honey. The outfit is mentioned at 0:59 and you can see how she pulls the shirt over her head to create the shrug:
Personally, although I love Honey’s entire outfit, I wouldn’t want to dance in heavy camo pants. I’d rather wear capri camo’s. Or for the ultimate comfort, nothing beats yoga pants! You can still achieve the camouflage look with these yoga capri pants!
As far as the top goes, I’m not too keen on revealing my entire midriff. I’d probably wear a racerback tank top.
If you want the actual look of Honey though, you can get an orange sports bra like this one:
As far as the shrug, I’d probably either wear a cropped, lightweight shrug like this one:
Step Up 2 – Hats, fit tops, baggy pants
Step up 2 is one of the latest hip hop dance movies. We can get some inspiration from the female lead, Andie, played by Briana Evigan. Here are some of her outfits:
A similar style theme running through is that of over sized bottoms and tiny tops. You can roll up the leg of one of the pants too, like in photo 3 and 4. That seems to be a popular trend. Notice also how she accessorizes with hats and wristbands. The wristband definitely serves a utilitarian purpose to wipe off sweat from dancing. I like the color combination of orange and dark khaki green/olive green of photo 1 and 3 as well as the black white and gray combo of photo 4.
Here are some possible hip hop style clothing that match the Step Up 2 Outfits of Andie:
Cropped orange hoodie like picture 1:
The pants can be any pair of olive green loose cargo pants like these:
I like the draw string bottoms. Great for if you want to pull up one side! Notice too how Andie also has something orange/red peaking out of her low waist pants. I think it’s just a pair of lyrca/spandex shorts so she doesn’t show too much below the waist. (since her pants sit pretty low) You can wear red boy shorts like this under the pants:
As far as hats go, here are a couple that look like Andie’s:
Photo 6 – Navy blue military cap:
Photo 5 – Green mesh trucker hat. I like the bright green/white front with side mesh kinds that are a tiny bit oversize like Andie’s, so they’re not super snug.
What do you think? I feel like I can pull most of these looks off, but as an apple shape, I veer away from the cropped stuff.
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Hi, you are just like my little sister. She absoultely loves dance films and lerans all the moves from them and go street dancing 2/3 a week =D shes been asking me for a while now for a cropped hoodie and i really like the grey one on your site. can you recommend any place to buy them?
It’s a very nice site!
I’ve seen step up & Step up 2 some days ago and I think it’s a fantastic dancemovie 🙂
Now I’m looking for the stlye of Andie but i can’t find a baggyjeans like Andie is wearing (left leg is overprinted with a red motiv) in Photo 6.
Do you know, where can I buy such a jeans by any chance?
NicE GreeZ AJ
AJ, those were great dance flicks! I’m always a sucker for a good dance flick. I wish I knew where to find what you’re looking for:(
step up movies are the best movies that i ever seen
I AM A GUY BUT I AM OBSESSED WITH THE SEXY SPANDEX SHE IS WEARING! THOSE ARE PROBABLY THE BEST UNDERWEAR ONE CAN HAVE. I AM DEFINITELY GOING TO BUY ONE FOR MY SELF AND WEAR AS A UNDERWEAR THROUGHOUT MY LIFETIME( STARTING FROM WHEN I GO TO COLLEGE—I AM A SENIOR) RIGHT NOW I AM WEARING A 100% POLYESTER BASED WOMEN LIKE SWIMMING COSTUME THAT’S BASICALLY A SPANDEX SHORT( BUT ITS TINY LIKE IT HAS NO INSEAM BUT ITS EXTREMELY TIGHT) I LOVE SPANDEX SHORTS!!!!!
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Where do you think i could find something similar to the white dress Andie wore at her friends party?
When hip hop first began experts said it would be a temporary underground fad that will go away; similiar to hairstyles, but 30 years later it is on TV, Dominates the radio airwaves, and is shared by all races on each continent.
sydnee, victoria’s secret has cute white dresses. forever 21. also top shop and hnm.
MidoriLei, thanks, i’ll be sure to check them out!
I AM OBSESSED with wearing spandex and if i could i would want to hang with people that like them as much as i do eamil me some time at firstname.lastname@example.org like this pass weekend i was wearing tight black spandex roller skateing
HEY! Love the website! Was wondering where you’d advise getting andie’s white dress from the bbq scene of step up 2 from? Preferably a uk site?
Sorry, I’m not sure!
Well, i like how Andy wears wen she goes street dancing…do u guys have any i daes here to get those clothes at?
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thanks i found what i was lookinng for
nice colthes where do u get them from
Thanks! I have been looking for some of their outfits and dance gear for a while! I’m not sure about the leotard, but the other items are perfect!
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Thanks! Great break down. I was searching for ideas for a hip hop look. I work with little kids, so I’ll need to cover up a little more, but the inspiration is there for me to play off of. Searching for female hip hop fashions mainly turned up photo shoots of female hip hop artists in what seem to basically be bikinis or lingerie. I knew I didn’t want to go too old school, and is basically for a ‘costume’ for work, so I was really hoping to mainly pull from my own closet. I now see how I can do that. This will make it even more fun for the little boys who will be learning hip hop dance moves this week! Thank you!
Thank you Rafye!
For more hip hop style inspiration, you can also check out these other posts:
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Hello, can you please tell me where I can buy those green cargo pants you have featured on this page? I fell in love ^^
Tatiana here is the link:
you realy tried in the movie
I found a spaghetti strapped sports bra online @ http://www.forever21.com/Product/Category.aspx?br=f21&category=activewear&pagesize=100&page=1
Actually it’s a bit brighter, but it’s still a spaghetti strapped sports bra and in orange.
Hope I could help a little!!!=) anyways thnx 4 this post, I couldn’t find swag anywhere other then the bra.
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