Cavenders Western Blog

Still Packing for the NFR? You’ll Need This.

Dec 2, 2021

Men's Fashion Western Lifestyle Women's Fashion

The PRCA National Finals Rodeo is the annual finale for top ranked cowboys, cowgirls, and elite animal athletes who have earned the right to compete at the prestigious event. Top tier rodeo performances are not the only reason for cowboys and cowgirls to converge on Sin City, the Neon Capital of the World every December. The 10 nightly NFR performances are also a showcase of western inspired and American southwest fashion.

For men, a formal tone is expected; dark washed jeans, outerwear to break the night chill or a sport coat over a western cut shirt. Of course, top off with a nice felt hat. Multiply the outfit by the number of performance nights that you plan to attend, and you’re ready to attend the rodeo.

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Save extra room in your suitcase for the women in your traveling party – trust us!

For women’s fashion, the NFR is everything. Anything goes when it comes to performance night fashion: beading, sequins, fringe, layers of jewelry. The nightly performances are like a combination of a runway show and an award show for women who have been waiting all year to glam up their western fashion. Be on the lookout for women’s blazers paired with wild rags and cowboy hats or even monochrome outfits with pops of western-styled accents such as sterling pearls, knee height cowboy boots, and colorful felt hats.

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Don’t neglect to plan day time outfits.

Daytime duds for dining and shopping should be highly styled with a comfy cowgirl vibe. Hitting the street in the desert calls for walking shoes and loose fitting layers. Cowboy Christmas is reason enough to hit the streets early in the day and stay through mid-afternoon for shopping and people watching. Find Cavender’s at Cowboy Christmas Booth #409 and our new Las Vegas store inside Fashion Show Mall. Dress up an athleisure look early in the day with western cut denim jackets, chambray shirts, and tennis shoes with colorful western themes or desert inspired earth tones. Save your accessories for nighttime looks, as you’ll not want to be weighted down.

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For nights that you and your friends are not attending a live NFR performance, the week is filled with a variety of events to keep the vacation fun. There are viewing parties during each performance both downtown on The Strip and on historic Fremont Street. Live music is available around just about any corner.

Women’s fashion for nightly events may be amped up versions of their comfy daytime looks, or whole new party-ready outfits. Pair a graphic tee with flared jeans and a leather or suede jacket.  Color is everything whether earthy or vibrant, and don’t worry about standing out. Opt for cowboy boots, accessorize with western scarves or southwestern jewelry and you’re ready to hit the parties. Both high waistlines and high necklines are in fashion. Take heart, these styles are perfect for piling on western necklaces or wild rags.

Until next time, remember… We live this.