What to Wear to a Rave in 2017

Do you have a music festival or event coming up, but are struggling to decide on the right outfit to wear? You certainly are not the first person to struggle with this decision. Whether you are a girl or a guy, you undoubtedly want to show off your sense of style and have an element of your outfit—or perhaps multiple elements even—that help you to stand out from the crowd. Picking out your outfit for such an event can be a real challenge, but fear not! We are here to help.

A rave is a wacky and wild affair, with hundreds or possibly even thousands of people letting loose under strobe lights and amidst neon colors. At a rave, anything goes—and that is especially true when it comes to clothes. People arrive donned in the most unique and colorful ensembles, so it’s the perfect opportunity to let creativity flow and do something one-of-a-kind.

If you are one of the many people who stare at their closet blankly while preparing for a rave, not certain where they should start in putting together their outfit, then worry no more! This simple guide will help you to find exactly the right outfit to wear that will make you the life of the party.


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The Dress Code  

There isn’t one! There are no rules when it comes to what you can wear to a rave, but there are plenty of should and should not options. First, it’s important to keep in mind that you will be moving around a lot. That means that even if you want to arrive in your street clothes (which is perfectly acceptable) you are going to want to stick to lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to arrive in your casual Friday outfit, you can join the masses of rave-goers who choose to use the event as an opportunity to let their true creativity shine. It’s common for attendees to dress as fairies, angels, cartoon characters, and more. Some arrive in nothing more than shorts and a bra-top, and the outfits that show more skin can be livened up with the help of some strategically placed body paint. Finally, accessories like Chemion LED glasses, fiber optic hair braids, and other light up wearables, are favorites at such events.

One word of warning though: if you opt to arrive in costume, you can buy or make one, but don’t rent it! You don’t want to risk it becoming damaged or dirty during the rave, which is very likely to happen.



For the Gals

Mini tutus, flower bras, body paint—oh my! As a girl, when it comes to picking out the right rave outfit, it’s all about choosing what you feel comfortable dancing in and making it look bright and colorful! You can do this with flower accessories, body paint, beads, neon clothes, headbands, and so much more! Don’t forget you have the entirety of your arms and legs to use as a canvas for neon body paint, which is a classic way to give your outfit some pop and color!

Girls can easily find rave bras that have been created for occasions such as these! There are plenty of incredible LED bra designs to help you shine—literally—at any rave. Because if there’s anything besides color that’s important to implement into any memorable rave outfit, it’s lights! Many people bring LED gloves that light up their fingers to create fun lights shows with their hands, while others will flash messages using their customizable LED rave glasses. You can even use the ever-classic option of glow sticks to introduce an aspect of neon lights into your attire. Whatever you choose to incorporate lights into your outfit, it’s sure to be a hit.

Girls Wearing Kandi at a Rave



For the Guys

For the dudes out there preparing for a rave, if you are finding yourself at a loss as to what to wear, we’ve got your back. Rest assured that there are plenty of options for you to choose from when it comes to putting together a stunning outfit that will turn heads. When selecting your outfit, remember that anything goes if you feel comfortable and will be able to move around and dance to your heart’s content. However, when it comes to putting together a memorable ensemble, remember these two important components: color and lights!

Some things you can focus on decking out in awesome rave-wear include: your head, your top, your hands, and your legs. And of course, don’t forget to accessorize!

When it comes to your shirt, stick with something comfortable like a tank top. You can wear a colorful one that says something cool on it, or even invest in a trendy LED rave tank top that lights up You could even spruce up your outfit with an LED light up tie! The options are endless.

However, if you prefer a plain shirt and want to show your style some other way, you could consider one of many rave masks available on the market, or some of our LED shutter shade rave glasses. There are also rave gloves available with light up fingertips for you to create a light show with your hands! With everything from LED shoelaces to neon pants, there are plenty of ways for you to show off your individuality before you head out to your rave.


Guy Wearing Kandi at a Rave


Finishing Touches

Don’t forget to accessorize! Many going to a rave opt to keep their clothing as simple as possible so they don’t become overheated during the festivities, but they instead choose to make a statement with the use of jewelry and other items to show off their flair. There are light up hoodies, rave masks, and rave glasses such as the Chemion LED glasses, which are becoming a favorite at such events, because they can be customized and programmed to flash the message of the wearer’s choice. Things like this help you to become the life of the party and stand out from the crowd, so make sure to find your very best accessories on your way out the door for a truly memorable night!


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