Rave culture has a unique style all its own, and if you’ve never been to a rave before, it’s natural to feel a little intimidated at the prospect of choosing your first rave outfit. What kind of clothes should you wear? Should you find a premade outfit or customize your own look? Should you go for a character look or something more generic? Keep reading to learn what you need to know about choosing your rave and EDM outfits.
Show Some Skin
When it comes to rave outfits for women, less is always more. Most rave outfits show plenty of skin and may even just cover the bare necessities. There are a few reasons that rave outfits are so sparse. For one thing, the primary facet of rave culture is letting loose and daring to do things you wouldn’t normally do. For many women, that often includes showing a lot more skin than they would show anywhere else.
Secondly, feeling confident and having fun are key to being a raver. Barely-there rave outfits can help you to feel sexy and empowered, allowing you to let loose that much more. The third and most practical reason behind wearing minimal fabric is simply to keep cool. You need to be prepared for long periods of heavy dancing in dense crowds of people. You’re going to work up a sweat, and it’s a lot easier to cool off when you’re not wearing heavy fabrics.
Shimmer, Shine, and Sparkle
The wild lights are a key part of any rave—and a great opportunity to light up your rave outfit. That’s why metallic, holographic, sequined, and glittered materials are so incredibly popular at raves. Few things feel as exciting as that moment when you first step into a rave and your outfit comes to life under the strobe lights. Look for materials that will allow you to shine like the star you are!
If you’re not comfortable going full holographic at your first rave, pick just one or two items that can add some shimmer to your look. For example, you might wear a reflective bikini top under a mesh shirt, allowing some of that to shine through while toning it down just a little bit. As you get more into the rave scene, we have no doubt that you’ll start looking for ways to stand out from the crowd even more!
Get a Rave Bra
Every raver girl needs a rave bra. This is as essential to your rave wardrobe as the classic “little black dress” is to every woman’s wardrobe. Cute bras and bikini tops that adhere to the rave aesthetic—bright colors and reflective shine—can provide a great starting place for building many rave looks. Make sure you find something that’s comfortable and supportive but has the style you’re looking for.
Consider Bodysuits and Rompers
These are another rave staple. If you’re going to your first rave, you really can’t go wrong with a romper. These one-piece items make for a pretty complete outfit on their own—though you can obviously add as many accessories as you want—so it’s an easy way for a newbie to pull off an incredible rave look. These come in many styles, but as long as you’re comfortable in them and have some rave fashion elements, as mentioned above, you’ll be ready in no time.
The important thing to remember is that rave culture is about being yourself, so find a rave look that expresses your wild side and just let loose. If you need rave clothing for a woman going to her very first rave, check out our complete rave looks in our online catalog.
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