The season of Gay Pride parades is upon us, and we are all looking forward to the biggest one of them all – the World Pride in NYC that also marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. This means that if you don’t know where to be the end of June, the streets of New York is the answer for you. However, since this is one of the biggest prides in the world, you really have to think about dressing accordingly and be quite unique. It’s very difficult to think about only one outfit for the occasion – which one to go with? What is the thing that you want to emphasize or show? On the other hand, there are people who simply have no clue as to how to create a fab outfit for the Pride. If you’re one of those, take a look at the following tips:
A dash of rainbow
Obviously, the most common way of creating your Pride outfit is by including the rainbow element everywhere you can. You can choose to wear rainbow-colored shirts or shorts, and you will definitely blend in the crowd. If you want to go the extra mile, you might also want to think about dyeing your hair in rainbow colors, or drawing different things on your face. The rainbow style never goes out of style – it shows your devotion to the LGBTQ community and your unwavering support.
A political stance
However, there’s also an option to show your political views. Even though this is not something that’s encouraged by everyone, if your political stance is in favor of LGBTQ rights, or human rights per se, you might as well go with that. Gay people have always cared about politics, and have made a difference many, many times. Showing what you truly believe in, and trying to raise awareness on a certain issue is always very advisable, but it’s also very important to be smart and not cause any negative feelings among the crowd. This year it seems that the Palestine / Israel issue is very popular, so if you want to point out something, go for it.
A different touch
If Pride parades are known for something, it’s that you can practically come dressed any way you want. You want to be a cucumber for a day? Why not do that on the Pride! So, yes, you can make your wildest dreams come true and dress in different costumes if that’s up your alley. However, pride is also a great place for all the people who wanted to do drag but were always scared to do so. If you’ve always wanted to come dressed as a woman, this is your chance. Find some memorable outfits, such as one of many pretty Rockabilly dresses and pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. It’s a great idea and a very memorable and fab outfit.
Full-on body paint
Another way to make your appearance much more memorable and your whole look more fab is to opt for full-on body paint. You don’t have to be completely naked of course, but why would you wear any clothes if you can draw them on using body paint, or simply draw something on yourself? The choices are endless – you can either opt for an outfit drawing, coming completely covered in rainbow colors, or come as a work of art. Not only are you going to make a difference and be completely unique and different, but you also get to let your artistic side go completely crazy. The Pride parade is a place where you can do that, so why the Hell not?
A sexy and bold approach
Finally, you might want to think about your fetishes and if they make a sexy appearance. For example, if you like BDSM, you can always find outfits that look very sexy even to people who otherwise dislike them. Leather and latex are very popular materials, so you can think in this direction. Add chains and silver and you have yourself a very bold look that can also be quite sexy.
To sum up, it’s not up to us to tell you what you will wear on the Pride. You can wear whatever you like, but make sure that it’s memorable and unique. If you lack ideas, you can always use one of the ideas from this article, and you will certainly be noticed.