What People Wear To Get Into Berghain, The World's Most Exclusive Nightclub

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No other club in the world is so shrouded in mystery as Berghain in Berlin. Every tourist wants to get in, standing in the infamous line for hours upon hours, only to later be rejected by the ruthless bouncer. While locals generally have a better chance of making it inside, there are no safe bets — for it's true what they say about Berghain: It's the hardest door in the world.

If you're one of the elite who has made it past Sven Marquardt and his colleagues, you will know that every second in the club is worth it. Inside the halls of the former heat and power station, you can feel the vibes that set Berghain apart from anything else you've ever experienced. The ear-piercing music with its visceral bass can make your heart stop for a second. Music lovers know what I am talking about: It has the best stereo system in the world, and it touches your soul.

After you reassure yourself that your heart is indeed beating again, you see the other club-goers, dancing as if there's no tomorrow. Berghain allows everyone to be who they want to be, and that includes their style. Whether it's an all-black look, a red lace dress, or a bright yellow shirt, fashion here isn't about trends; it's about self-expression. Ahead, you'll see just what we mean.
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Name: Patricia
Age: 32
Job: Coach
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Studs to get in to Berghain? If you dress them down, the answer is yes.
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Name: Nicole
Age: 30
Job: Student
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It's not just a cliché: Wearing head-to-toe black really works.
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Name: Isabelle
Age: 26
Job: Marketing and PR
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50 shades of black? Isabelle wears a casual combination of T-shirt, culottes, and sneakers.
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Name: Susukatofel
Age: 24
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What you'll never need at Berghain: a big bag, or an It bag. A fanny pack is much more practical.
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Name: Meg
Age: 21
Job: Makeup Artist
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Fishnets with cozy socks. A quirky, cool combination if we've ever seen one.
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Yes, this is an entire outfit made out of underwear.
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Top things off with black lipstick, double earrings, and thick eyeliner.
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Name: Beatrice
Age: 40
Job: Historian
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When it comes to choosing shoes for Berghain, know you won't see anyone in stilettos. If you're looking for height, a block heel is a good choice.
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Names: Paulina and Sara
Ages: 27 and 30
Jobs: Teachers
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Names: Marta and Anna
Ages: 25 and 30
Jobs: Architecture Students
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Three is a trend!
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Name: Jasmine
Age: 26
Job: Fashion Design Student
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Who doesn't love a good dose of sheer clothing?
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Name: Sarah
Age: 25
Job: Student
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At Berghain, show as much (or as little) skin as you'd like.
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Name: Nina
Age: 21
Job: Politics Student
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Chokers may be mainstream now, but S&M accessories have always been a thing at Berghain.
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#FreeTheNipple!
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Names: Lou and Sarah
Ages: 22 and 18
Jobs: Graphic design students
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Straight out of the '90s. Paging Gwen Stefani.
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Let your shirt say it all.
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Sunglasses are another major accessory you'll need at Berghain. Don't ask why.
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Name: Anna
Age: 23
Job: Student
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This outfit is curated down to the tiniest detail.
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Name: Yijun Tao
Age: 28
Job: Flight Assistant
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When it gets too hot inside, Yujin whips out her fan. The most practical accessory ever.