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PRIDE MONTH IS ALMOST HEREEEEEEEE!!
In the past, I’ve usually attended, minimum, 3 pride weekends around the USA. This year, I’m staying closer to home to work on my fashion collection, but I have so MANY THOUGHTS AND TIPS ON PUTTING TOGETHER OUTFITS FOR PRIDE.
[Heads up! This post was originally published on May 28, 2018. It was updated July 3, 2021.]
On Theme or No?
The first thing you’ll have to decide is whether or not you want to dress “on theme.” Put another way, “Do you want rainbows or nah?” This blog post will be for the “Rainbow Brigade,” and I’ll post next week with ideas for Pride OOTDs that are a little toned down!
If you want to keep it casual, check out this roundup of Pride tees.
Remember: Gender is a social construct, so wear what YOU want! I’ve included items from both “mens” and “womens” sections below!!
Look #1: Pride Tee Lemon Zesty
From the brand: “Like being a petty betch? Flaunt your pettiness proudly with this sassy unisex rainbow tee. It’s the perfect intersection of retro and snarky. Printed on a super soft American Apparel or Alternative Apparel blended, non-shrink t-shirt. You can choose between black or red in the drop-down menu.”
Snag this tee HERE!
Look #2: ASOS CURVE
Y’all, this UK-based company has some great gay AF looks for Pride.
Outfit #1: “Slooty” Sparkly Shrug FTW
One of my fave things to wear for Pride is a sparkly shrug or jacket (I’m a sparkling unicorn), paired with a bralette underneath. Add some booty shorts, and voila! You will blind the straight/cis combo folks with your outfit.
Shop this look HERE!
Look #3: Plus Size Rainbow Shorts – Target
These striped rainbow trunks go up to a 2X, and I love how this person paired the trunks with a cropped tee!
From the brand: “Channel your pride anytime you hit the water or soak up the sun with the Pride Adult Striped Swim Trunks. These white swim shorts pop with vertical stripes in rainbow hues for a standout look you’re sure to love, while a mid-rise cut, elastic waistband and drawstring tie ensure you stay comfy. Whether you pair them with a tank top, tee or swim top, these rainbow swim trunks let you put your pride on display.”
Look #4: Torrid Pride Collection – HERE!
Look #4: Unleash the 90’s
Do you also love a matching set? This fire-rainbow combo shirt & short set is divine. Available in up to a 6XL.
Next up on our list is this plus size rainbow romper that goes up to a size 4X! I think everyone looks super fun in a romper, and this lightweight romper is great for the summer sun.
From the brand: “Spend a winning afternoon with a compelling read, hot tea, and the lovely comfort of this sleeveless rainbow-striped romper from our ModCloth namesake label. Boasting the exclusive print made-up of vintage-inspired stripes in a spectrum of green, orange, pink, red, blue, and yellow, sash-tied waistline with an elasticized panel at the back for ease of fit, and handy side pockets, this timeless viscose-blend woven one piece will surely leave you looking back fondly on this truly perfect day.”
Next up on our list is this super fun plus size rainbow shrug. This is a great piece for pool parties and summer time fun!
Next up are some fun plus size pride outfit ideas – specifically, dresses!
From the brand: “Success isn’t overnight, dears! An essential plus size flare for a sensational dame, the Margot Dress from Unique Vintage is a classic frock ready for retro styling. Crafted in a sturdy stretch blend, the dazzling rainbow stripes provide a darling mid-century silhouette while princess seams give a flattering fit for fabulous pin-up posing. The modest neckline highlights your visage while sweet short sleeves keep you comfortable as you sign those autographs. Seamed at the waist, the delightful skater skirt lends a cute A-line frame as it dances above the knees. Outfitted with a back zipper, it’s the perfect partner!”
Shop this dress here!
Look #8: Plus Size Pride Kilt
How fun is this rainbow kilt!! This would be a hit at pride.
From the brand: ”
Look #9: Plus Size Maxi Dress for Pride
Love a maxi dress, and it keeps you cool!
Y’all, hydrating at Pride is important because it is HOT. Wear this $35 TomboyX Pride Sports Bra, and avoid sweat stains! TomboyX is also owned by a queer couple, so shopping here really keeps money in the family. I’m a 40H and I wear a 4X in TomboyX!
Finally, when it comes to choosing outfits for pride – be sure to poke around to see if a brand is donating proceeds from a pride clothing piece or is actually, you know, doing stuff for the LGBTQ community.
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