Imagine the scenario: that gorgeous man you’ve had a crush on for oh so long has just invited you on a date. You’re going bowling! Or, all your best friends are coming to town and everyone wants to do something fun before hitting the pubs and clubs. You’re going bowling! Or maybe it’s just a standard Friday and you’re all wondering what to do with yourselves that’s quirky and a bit different. Guess what? You’re going bowling!
Of course, you want to look your best for your date, or your friends, or your fun evening out – but how is that possible in those awful clown shoes the bowling alley gives you? This has been a problem for women ever since bowling was invented. Whether you’re going on a date and need to impress, or just out with a bunch of friends, you want to look your best – because if you look good, you feel so much better about yourself!
It doesn’t matter if you are a dress person, or if you’d never be seen dead in anything but trousers – you can find the perfect outfit to complement your bowling shoes, and make you look good in the process. Here are a few tips on how to look cute in bowling shoes…
1. Make sure there is no skin showing between the end of your trousers and the shoes
Having a skin break just before the shoes begin is a big no no. It can really alter the look of your leg and creates and unflattering line. Tights are a great option, or skinny jeans that seamlessly flow into the opening of the shoes, but wide trousers or bootcuts can completely hide the shoe and make it look as if you’re not wearing any at all.
2. Be comfortable
Bowling is a relatively active pursuit, so make sure that you can bend, move, and walk properly. You need to wear something you can breathe in, and move freely – especially for that ecstatic leaping about and cheering when you bowl a strike! Stilettos and a mini skirt are probably not your best bet; choose something that is flattering and suits your style, but also comfortable enough to have fun in.
3. Be bright
Bowling alleys are quite dark places, so wearing something bold and colourful will make you stand out of the gloom and be noticed. Bright colours, funky patterns, or a mixture of the two will be your new best friends. If you tend towards a darker wardrobe, why not find a brightly coloured headscarf?
4. Accessorise with earrings
Necklaces may bounce on your skin and can be painful or distracting, while bracelets will get in the way of your bowling arm. If you are a jewellery person, why not brighten up your outfit with some statement earrings instead? Big bright hoops, long danglies, or scaffold-type earrings will give your outfit some oomph and make you stand out from the crowd.
5. Make sure to wear socks
Even if your outfit doesn’t call for them, you should at least make sure you have a pair stashed in your bag. Because who wants to go barefoot in a pair of shoes that have been worn by countless other people? They are cleaned after each use, of course, but still…
6. Watch your dress length
We don’t want to sound prudish, but bear in mind that your bowling partner or partners will almost certainly be behind you for quite a lot of the time. You don’t want to be flashing too much flesh, especially on a first date! Also bear in mind that although many of your besties will have seen you getting changed over the years, no one wants to see too much of their friends on a night out, if you get our meaning!
Bowling is fantastic fun, whether you are out with that special someone or just a group of mates or work colleagues having fun on a night out. You can make it even more fun by making sure that you look, and therefore feel, your absolute best. Jeans, dresses, trousers, skirts, playsuits – just about anything goes, and you can really make your bowling outfit work for you. All despite those awful shoes.