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What to Wear to Jagged Little Pill the Musical

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All things grunge and 90’s fashion are being sported at musical theatre venues across the country and it has been quite some time since the 90’s! While many of the iconic looks from over 25 years ago are back in style, it’s just not every day that the look is worn to see a Broadway musicals at an exquisitely decorated theatre. But when it comes to Jagged Little Pill The Musical, anything goes!

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What to Wear to Jagged Little Pill the Musical

Times they have a changed! Especially when it comes to types of fashion that are acceptable for the theatre. Sure there are still theatre goers who prefer to get fancy for every show they see or dress up to celebrate a special occasion while watching a Broadway show, but most people just wear whatever they are most comfortable in.

Back in day going to the theatre was an experience unlike any other. Theatre goers would often look like they were ready to grace the red carpet or attend a black tie affair. Men at least wore a sports coat, if not a tux, and women were seen dressed in lots of gowns, sequins, furs, etc. These days pretty much anything goes, even on Broadway. I for one will admit wearing jeans with a nice sweater to a show in London’s West End and my grandmother was appalled at the thought!

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Jagged Little Pill The Musical

There’s a first time for everything and I understood the assignment! Last night was the first time I’ve worn flannel to a fancy theatre and it was fabulous. While I do always try to look nice when attending a musical (usually business casual), this was the first time I felt dressed down for Fabulous Fox Theatre. And I will say that it was comfortable! It seems to be common nowadays for cult hit musicals to bring out costumes worn by the audience. When you experience Jagged Little Pill the Musical, it’s fun to dress for the occasion… even if it means stepping back into the casual 90’s fashion. I loved everything last night about reliving 1995 and it was a fun date night. The sounds coming from on stage took me back to my final year of high school. It was a time of life when everything seemed both simple and yet complex. Adulthood was on the horizon and the entire album by Alanis Morissette spoke to us.

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I’m sure there are some of you reading this and thinking, “I wasn’t alive in 1995” or “I was still just toddling around then”, so let me put it into a perspective that you can understand: Alanis was our Taylor Swift. She captured alternative rock like a queen and her vocals will forever go unmatched.

The storylines of the Jagged Little Pill musical are heavy. Basically every societal issue rolled into one 2 hour and 30 minutes show. So be prepared for that. There are adult themes and it’s definitely for a mature audience. And the music isn’t exact so don’t be surprised (like I was) thinking it’s going to be exactly like 1995. It’s not Alanis and it’s not supposed to be because as I said, she is unmatchable. Although, if I closed my eyes during “You Oughta Know” performed by Jade McLeod and “Uninvited” performed by Julie Reiber… I could almost swear that I heard the voice of Alanis being emitted through the radio of my 1985 Ford Tempo. There’s for sure amazing talent coming off the stage at the Fabulous Fox.

What is 90’s grunge fashion?

Grunge is the type of fashion that bucked the establishment of the time by saying, “I don’t care how I look, even if I look like I just rolled out of bed, and I very well could have slept in this outfit last night.”

Key Pieces of 90’s Style:

  • Flannel shirts: First and foremost, this is the symbol of 90’s. No one wore a flannel shirt as a button up either, because the “I don’t care” attitude preferred a not put together look. Flannel shirts were worn open over a baby t-shirt or tied around the waist of your favorite pair of jeans.
  • Thrashed jeans: In the 90’s we didn’t buy ripped jeans, we distressed them ourselves. Taking a pair of scissors to the knees of brand new jeans was common as well as adding patches to cover invisible holes. If you were lucky enough, you could find some faded jeans at the thrift store and then add some holes. Or involving maximum effort, you would place jeans out in the sun to achieve the faded look quicker than waiting years.
  • Band tees: Attending concerts were a big deal and it was the only way to pick up a tour t-shirt. From Nirvana to Pearl Jam to Green Day, everyone put their favorite band on display through fashion.
  • Doc Martens or combat boots: This footwear screamed punk rock and edgy. Plus, boots of the 90’s were worn with everything from jeans to dresses.
  • Oversized sweaters: Cozy and slouchy, providing comfort and hiding imperfections.
  • Beanies: Whether slouchy or tight-fitting, beanies were a 90’s grunge staple for covering messy hair or adding a casual vibe.
  • Hair accessories: Claw hair clips were all the rage and every girl had a scrunchie either around her wrist or tied up in her hair.

What I Wore to Jagged Little Pill The Musical

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Such a fun time! You can see Jagged Little Pill at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis now through January 21st. Get your tickets HERE and let me know what you think of this jukebox musical!


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A mom blogger for over 15 years, Tara Smith lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her audiologist husband and four kids. Her blog has been featured on local media television shows like News 4 Great Day and Show Me St. Louis, as well as in the Farmhouse Style Magazine for Country Sampler. She loves to travel, explore the Midwest, make crafts and read.

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