When I'm planning to do a show, I always feel like I want to think a little outside of the box and shop online for something to wear instead of shopping at a local store.
Even though online shopping is far more common now than it was in my teens, I feel like taking a risk and getting something edgy from an online shop gives me motivation and excitement for the performance day.
And I always got compliments when I did rock something from my online shopping!
If you have luck with finding the right size when you shop, consider some of these performance outfit ideas that I've seen on Amazon.
Yes, I know Amazon is not as edgy as smaller online boutiques, but they deliver fast outfits my way if I'm in a pinch less than a week before a show.
Plus, you don't necessarily need to get these dresses from Amazon, but you can use these style ideas and shop the way you want to shop, whether local or in another online store.
To give a good performance, make sure you're very prepared. Be sure you've memorized the words fully, practiced how you will move around the stage, and connected with the song so that the audience will feel your authenticity.
Also, being confident on stage goes a long way.
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Building confidence in your performance is all about having a good mindset. Most people suffer from stage fright when performing or speaking, so the first thing you should know is that you're not alone when it comes to anxiety.
Celebrities and millionaires get nervous all of the time before big shows and speeches.
We all have fears about embarrassment, but some people, like me, get it so severely that it can take away from the performance. Even worse, it can take away from your peace of mind before and after the performance.
If your confidence levels aren't where you want them to be, several different mindsets can help you get the same type of confidence you would have at home in front of the mirror by yourself.
Read more about building confidence on stage HERE.
Black or white is a way to play it safe, especially if you're doing a very small performance, but don't settle for a neutral color if you're going big.
These also don't pop on the camera well at all, and you will need some great makeup and lighting to make it look great.
Jewel tones, including teal, emerald green, purple, and sapphire blue, are very saturated colors that stand out in a great way.
These colors look really good on stage and on camera, so go for one of these to be safe. These colors also work great on stage with a variety of different skin tones.
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