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What to Wear to the Sundance Film Festival

written by: Ashley Leonard•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 7/11/2011

The Sundance Film Festival is held in the middle of winter. If you are planning to attend the film festival, make sure you have your winter gear because it can be a cold one. Here are some tips on what to wear to the Sundance Film Festival.

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    The Weather at Sundance

    The Sundance Film Festival is held in January, which is one of the coldest months of the year. Park City, Utah, where the Sundance Film Festival is held, is a ski resort town. The snow can create a beautiful winter wonderland but it can be tough to brave the cold weather. The average January snowfall in Park City, Utah is 31 inches and the daytime temperatures rarely get to 33 degrees. When packing for the Sundance Film Festival, it is always important to dress for warmth. Dressing warm is the key to enjoying the Sundance Film Festival. The weather can put a damper on the film festival and if you are not dressed properly, your time there can be dreadful. When you are at the Sundance Film Festival, warmth is most important. Luckily, there are various stylish weather attire available.

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    What to Wear to The Sundance Film Festival

    Warmth is important when filmmakers are enjoying the Sundance Film Festival. While there, it is best to dress in layers. Layers can consist of undershirts, underpants, turtlenecks and scarfs. During the day, you have the opportunity to dress more casual because you will be walking from movie to movie. During the day, you can wear jeans, boots and heavy coats to get you through the cold. Since there will be snow and ice on the sidewalks and streets, it is best to wear flat shoes and boots with rubber soles; to prevent slipping. Hats are equally important. There is a possibility of continuous snowfall while in Park City, so it is best to wear a hat at all times.

    When nightfall hits, Sundance hosts a variety of parties. In the evening, these parties will require individuals to dress more formal. If you are attending these events, it will be best to wear a heavy coat to the event and leave it at the coat check. Luckily, there are outfits that are formal while providing warmth. You can continue to dress in layers while you are attending a formal event. The great thing about layers is that they will be under your clothing and no one will see them.

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    The Sundance Catalog

    The Sundance Catalog is a clothing and accessories resource that was also founded by Robert Redford. When planning to attend the Sundance Film Festival, filmmakers can use the Sundance Catalog as a reference. This useful catalog features clothing that can be worn at the film festival. The catalog will display clothing that is great for the weather in Park City but is still stylish. The Sundance Catalog can be seen online and interested individuals can order a hard copy.

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    The Ski Resort Town

    Park City is a great place to enjoy ski resorts, while you are attending the film festival. It is an amazing opportunity to take advantage of the various ski resorts and ski events, in or around town. Before you head to the Sundance Film Festival, purchase ski clothing and gear. You can also purchase ski gear in Park City, if you don't feel like carrying the extra baggage. When skiing at any resort, it is still important to dress in layers. Being on the snow for several hours can be damaging to your health, so it's very important to stay warm.