What to Wear to Pride: Pride Outfits to Look Both Stylish and Festive

June 21, 2018 by Rebecca Carhart

Happy Pride Month! Whether you are part of the LGBTQ community or are one of its allies, it’s time to break out the rainbow fashions and celebrate. If your closet is typically minimalist and muted, don’t fret. You can easily rent the rainbow colored wardrobe of your dreams, and return the bold pieces after the celebrations are over. From over-the-top multicolor sequin dresses to rainbow-infused accessories, read on for a quick starter guide on what to wear to your next Pride event.

What is Pride Month?

The LGBTQ community celebrates Pride every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The riots began in 1969 and served as a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The following year, organizers hosted the first Gay Pride Parade to honor the brave men and women who stood up for equality.

Show Off Your LGBTQ Pride With A Rainbow Dress

Get Dressed for the Pride Parade in a Snap With Daytime Frocks:

DRESS: RACHEL RACHEL ROY, DRESS: MILLY, DRESS: MARA HOFFMAN

The easiest way to get dressed for any occasion is with a one-and-done dress. If you’re attending a Pride parade, you’ll be doing a lot of walking and standing so be sure to rent a comfortable option that will move with you. We recommend either a flowy multicolor dress or a style that offers a lot of stretch. Since you’ll be on your feet celebrating be sure to accessorize your frock with comfy flat sandals or sleek sneakers.

Go Glam for Post-Parade Parties:

DRESS: CYNTHIA ROWLEY, DRESS: PETER PILOTTO, DRESS: DRESS THE POPULATION

Headed to a fancy Pride party after the parade? Slip into a glamorous technicolor dress. Rainbow sequin frocks are always a great idea, as are multicolor dresses that show off your curves. Up the glam factor with statement jewels and heels from your at-home closet, and get ready to dance the night away.

Mix and Match Separates Create a Stylish Pride Outfit

Pride Worthy Outfit For Every Occasion:

TOP: PETERSYN, JEANS: CURRENT/ELLIOT, SUNGLASSES: ELIZABETH AND JAMES

If you are still looking for a bold outfit for what to wear to Pride but dresses aren’t your thing, rent brightly colored pieces to be worn together. A trendy off-the-shoulder top with a rainbow trim will look fun and festive when paired with bright red jeans. Take the look to the next level and wear them with sleek sunnies in the same fiery hue as the pants.

Rainbow Pride Flag-Inspired Look That Works for all Pride Events:

TOP: VIVA AVIVA, PANTS: TOME, EARRINGS: KENNETH JAY LANE

Make your pants the focal point of your Pride look by renting a pair of eye-catching rainbow striped trousers. Since the pants make a statement on their own, pair them with a pretty solid blouse and drop earrings in complementing colors.

Elevate Your At-Home Basics with Rented Rainbow Pride Clothing

Dress Up Jeans With a Sleek Technicolor Top:

TOP: MILLY, JEANS: CITIZENS OF HUMANITY, SUNGLASSES: ELIZABETH AND JAMES

Want to take a more subtle approach to your Pride look? Try renting a technicolor top that can be worn with your favorite blue jeans. Make your outfit really stand out by renting a pair of bright sunglasses in one of the same colors found in the rainbow shirt.

Make Bold Rainbow Skirts Versatile:

TOP: COOPER & ELLA, SKIRT: TANYA TAYLOR, BAG: NINA RICCI

If you are looking for a Pride look that can take you from day to night, pair a rainbow sequin skirt with a simple white tank. Ground the bold skirt with a structured bag and crisp white sneakers during the day, and then change into strappy heels as you continue to party into the night.

Show Your Pride with Rainbow Accessories

Test the Waters with Multicolor Baubles:

EARRINGS: SLATE & WILLOW, RING: KATE SPADE, EARRINGS: JOANNA LAURA CONSTANTINE

Technicolor jewelry is a must-have for any Pride outfit. The cheerful baubles will add a festive touch to even the most muted looks. You can also use them to inject even more pizzazz to any of the above rainbow-inspired outfits.

Carry Your Pride Day Essentials in a Rainbow Handbag:

BAG: CLARE V., BAG: FURLA, BAG: LOEFFLER RANDALL

Another easy way to show off your Pride is with a fun handbag. Opt for a sleek multicolor purse or go all out and rent an option with an actual rainbow embroidered on it, just make sure it’s big enough to carry everything you may need during the festivities.

It doesn’t matter if you want your Pride look to be loud and proud or you prefer to take a more subtle approach to figuring out what to wear to Pride, just be sure to inject your Pride outfits with fun and vibrant colors.