How to Dress for Your First Rave

Going to your first rave is exciting and something you’ll never forget. If you’re trying to figure out what to wear, there’s a lot to think about. While you definitely want to express yourself and be comfortable, you also need to make practical decisions so that you have a good time. You can pretty much stick with your personal style, but you should consider the tips below.

Comfortable and Protective Shoes

If you have a closet full of shoes, you’ll need to pick a pair that’s comfortable because you won’t be sitting a lot. You’ll also need to wear shoes that completely protect your feet. There will be so many people at the rave that you’re bound to literally get your toes stepped on.

Noise Reducing Ear Plugs

A rave is an exciting experience partially because the music is loud and there’s a lot going on. You’ll need ear plugs that reduce noise because without them there’s a chance that your ear drums will be damaged. A rave lasts for hours and at some point you’ll want to turn down the noise and experience a little peace an quiet.

Natural Fiber Clothing

There’s a reason why cotton is the number one fabric worn by people around the world. It’s because it’s a breathable fiber. When going to a rave, you’ll want to wear any type of fabric that breathes and is lightweight so that you don’t end up sweating profusely throughout the day. You’ll be jumping around and having fun, so the last thing you’ll want to think about is having to deal with clothes drenched in perspiration.

Colorful Backpack

Bringing a backpack to a rave makes sense because there are some things you will definitely need to access throughout the day. You can choose to bring a fanny pack instead, but it probably won’t be big enough to carry everything. A backpack allows you to carry snacks and water for hydration, along with other essentials. This is also a way to make sure your belongings are safe. You should choose a small backpack that’s colorful and matches your style.


The great thing about sunglasses is they protect your eyes but they also enable you to demonstrate your personality. You should make sure the sunglasses you bring are stylish and colorful. Wearing sunglasses to a rave isn’t just about eye protection, it’s also about showing the world who you are.

In addition to the items listed above, you should consider bringing a phone charger, hand wipes and gum. Don’t forget the lip palm just in case your lips get chapped. When going to a rave, besides comfort, your focus should be on vibrant colors, wild patterns and having fun.