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What to Wear to a Rave

Going to a Rave? Know what to Wear!
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If you've just been invited to your first rave, you might be feeling a number of emotions. Maybe you're a little confused as to what goes on at a rave, and various essential details you need to know for the night. There is one very important detail you should plan for... what should you wear?


The most important thing to remember when dressing for a rave is to be yourself. There's no need to be shy. One of the great things about rave parties is that just about anything goes. You could show up in everything from your normal everyday attire to a full-blown costume. No one will judge.


Girls: If you're a little nervous - and you probably will be for your first party - dress in your normal street clothes. The kinds of outfits you would wear to the mall or to a date-night would work perfectly fine for a rave party. If you're feeling a little adventurous, try accessorizing your outfit with lots of sparkly jewelry. You could even add a feather boa if you've got one in your closet. Outfits with LEDs go far at a rave.


Guys: Absolutely no one will care if you show up in just a t-shirt and jeans. Street clothes are perfectly acceptable at a rave, and nobody will ever judge you for it. You will get a ton of attention if you decide to wear outfits with LEDs or anything glow-in-the-dark. The more out-there you are in your attire, the more you'll be noticed, and it will always be in a good way.


While your outfit itself can be as normal or as over-the-top as you want, there are a few simple rules to follow when it comes to footwear. Remember that you are going to be dancing all night, so try to be as comfortable in your shoe choices as possible. Girls, try throwing on some flats instead of heels. Guys, throw on a pair of sneakers with your outfit. If you have a pair of neon Converse or Jordans, you'll be comfortable and grab attention. That's exactly what you want when going to a rave.


In the end, you literally can wear absolutely anything you want to a rave. There are no rules, and these are merely guidelines, anyway. So throw on whatever you want, grab a few accessories, and get out there. Make sure to dance the night away.

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