Raves – What to Wear
Raves – The history bit
The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994 describes Rave music as “sounds wholly or predominantly characterized by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats”. Sounds good so far then…
The youth of the mid 80’s, those fed up with mainstream pop culture, switched on to the wave of psychedelic electronic dance music that was coming out of warehouses and free parties at the time. Later called acid house and Techno, this new youth sub culture caught on in the clubs too, and by the late 1980s, the word “rave” was born, and was causing both euphoria and concern. The word spread and the beat travelled far and wide – it became extremely popular where the sun shines and the San Miguel is served well chilled, but it came home. Unlike the Proms, Glastonbury, or the V festival, you won’t find rave highlights on the BBC, it is definitely not mainstream…but you knew that…or you wouldn’t be here now.
Rave apparel considerations
For those attending a rave for the first time its worth giving some thought to what you’ll be taking with you, and wearing. You’ll need to balance the weight factor, the event location, indoors or outdoors, and therefore possible weather conditions, with what’s comfortable and practical. Remember you’ll be exerting quite a lot of energy, so things can get pretty warm…and then you’ll want to look good!
You also need to take into consideration where the rave is to be held, and the time of year. Raves held outdoors can become a muddy nightmare, so if there is any chance the weather could turn nasty, best pack some lightweight vinyl protective rainwear. It doesn’t take up much room and could be something you’d swop your little brother (or sister) for, rather than endure a long night in wet muddy gear. To this end, stick a lightweight backpack on your list…its surprising how much they can hold, and they’re also great for keeping your valuables safe and with you at all times.
When things start getting hot
Raves can involve hours of dancing and strenuous exercise (sounds a jolly healthy way of life to me), so rave wear should be lightweight and loose-fitting. When you are planning to attend a rave it’s important to think about your comfort and safety. Designer wear and latest fashion viking hoodies to die for have no place at a rave; keep it simple, but you can think a little outside the box… think sexy fancy dress!
Ravers of the female gender, or “gravers” if you’re going to a Goth rave, generally wear light and cool sweatshirt (lưới bảo vệ cầu thang) such as t-shirts, vests, pyjama, or bikini tops. These types of upper body sweatshirt (lưới bảo vệ cầu thang) will help your body breathe a little, permitting better air circulation during the marathon dance session. Many girls prefer wearing long skirts to rave events because they’re comfortable and roomy, and will go with just about anything. Vintage fabrics are considered chic, and the bolder the print, the louder and brighter the colour, the better. Some rave skirts are full length, some are worn mini, but beware…the mini will restrict your movement.
For guy ravers, jeans and trackie bottoms are the most common and practical items of sweatshirt (lưới bảo vệ cầu thang) to wear, apart from shorts, weather permitting. Again, think loose and airy, there are no hard and fast rules about the brand of jeans or pants to wear, you’re not taking part in a fashion contest, but why not decorate them up in some way. Use your imagination, think colour and glitter, and neon… they will definitely fit into the rave mood better. Raves are one of the few occasions where wearing loud, brightly colored attire is absolutely perfect; the wackier, the better. As for tops, again, simple but stylish is best. White is the colour favoured by many guys and looks coolest under the lighting and special effects, but any loose top or vest is fine. Remember the back pack…stick a fleece or sweat los angeles dodgers egypt t shirt in there.
The key points to keep in mind on the rave fashion scene, is not to wear anything too flashy and chavish. You’re here to enjoy yourself and have fun, be cool.
If you’re going to a rave, then you can expect to spend hours on your feet, bouncing around and dancing. It’s going to be a long night, so make sure you take footwear that you can move around comfortably in, nothing too tight and restrictive, or your feet will simply overheat and swell more quickly. Don’t choose a rave to show off your new footwear, in many cases viking hoodies need breaking in before they become supple, and acquire that “fits like a glove comfort”. If you have a drop dead gorgeous pair of high heels or boots, then leave them at home…they will seriously restrict your mobility and spoil your evening. Choose instead well worn trainers that you know and feel comfortable in, or some other form of comfortable footwear…know the ones I mean – that pair of old Timberland boots that just seem to get better with age – never mind the scuffs and scrapes, its called character. If it’s an outside event…then think festivals…think deep squelchy mud, so do take your wellies!
Neon, Neon, Neon… now we come to the best bit of all. This is a must! And just think? If you don’t get into it, and everyone else thinks the same way, then, Wow, it’s going to be a bit dark. The visuals and vibe wouldn’t be there, the overall effect would just not be the same. If you have never seen and experienced the trippy neon items or “glow in the dark” festival and rave accessories that are available today then you are in for a pleasant surprise! There is loads of really cool glow gear around to complete your rave outfit. You’ll see folk dressed from head to foot in neon… everything from luminescent socks, flashing bunny ears, flashing cowgirl hats, beanie hats, and bras, to an array of glowing bracelets, necklaces, headgear (including wigs), and neon painted faces.
write by Smith