This year’s Pride March is fast approaching, which means a lot of us are already trying to decide what to wear. Whether you’re a first-timer or veteran, it’s always fun to ask yourself, “What’s an outfit that represents who I am and how I love?”
If you want a level up from using your rainbow flag as a cape, donning a rainbow dress with a dramatic train is the way to go. During this year’s LA Pride Parade, digital creator Joshua Specks wowed in this flowy gown.
You can also go with a detachable train or a robe with a train like the ones we spotted at Rainbow Ball on June 11. You’ve got a long day ahead of you so comfort is key.
Wear your calls for justice and equal rights
Pride is a protest and there are attendees who choose to focus on the placards that they plan to bring rather than their ’fit. You can also go with wearable statements, which could range from dresses to face masks with your calls sewn or written on them.
Here’s one Metro Manila Pride attendee who went with something closer to performance protest art when they brought a cardboard coffin bearing the names of transwomen who were murdered and have yet to receive justice.
You can never go wrong with wings and a tutu
Another Pride staple is rocking a tutu with a pair of wings. It’s one way of reclaiming the word fairy and there are tons of ways to let your own personality shine through.
Pride and Halloween are LGBTQIA+ favorites because you get to dress however or like whomever you want and there’s surely someone who will hype you up. Take inspiration from your fave queer characters from movies like “Everything Everywhere All at Once” or shows like “Our Flag Means Death.”
Sparkle and shine with a bit—OK more like a lot—of glitter. It automatically makes a look more festive. You can go with a sparkly dress, sparkly makeup, or have your entire body covered in glitter. Just make sure that you’re using the biodegradable kind.
TBH, the only rule at Pride is to come as you are. If you feel most proud and most like yourself in your everyday clothes, go for it. What’s most important is that you’re showing up in support of the community and fighting for your rights.